Let There be Light

September 15, 2017|Posted in: Ballard, Community Events, Events, Family Events, Fremont, Green Lake, Green Lake Events, Nearby Neighborhoods, Upcoming Events

As we watch the days slowly shift from summer to fall and begin to shorten, sunlight becomes a precious commodity. In all societies, from the beginning of time, people have gathered together to celebrate or acknowledge the changing of the seasons,  and to appreciate light’s role in it. The colorful Luminata procession at Green Lake is one way to come together during this autumnal equinox.

On Thursday, September 21st, between 7-10 p.m., join others in a lantern-filled procession starting at the Aqua Theatre and bleachers on the southwest end of Green Lake, then proceeding clockwise around it. Live music, art, and hot cider are part of this event. Wearing a costume is great, if the spirit moves you.

Either bring your own illumination or create your own at the three remaining lantern-making workshops before the event, happening within the next few days. But don’t worry if you have no light to bring: handmade lanterns will be available for sale at 6:30 p.m., with the proceeds supporting the Fremont Arts Council (FAC).

In an episode of the 1990’s comedy, Northern Exposure (filmed in Roslyn, WA), Chris, the town jack-of-all trades, unveils a new piece of art he’s created during the darkest time of the year in Alaska. This video seemed appropriate in the spirit of Luminata:


Come share your light!


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