FIGMENT Participatory Art is Coming to Chicago. Get Involved!


A few weeks ago I had a chance to meet for lunch with Elysia Lock, Chicago’s FIGMENT Producer.  We had a great conversation about what FIGMENT is all about. After our delicious lunch, I realized this is an awesome event that you and your family do not want to miss. If you are an artist, you can also submit a participatory art project.  Check out the details below and see you at FIGMENT!!!

FIGMENT Chicago August 10 & 11, 2013
Garfield Park Conservatory

What is FIGMENT?
Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Jackson, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Boston in 2012. In 2013, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to our entire community, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. This year, FIGMENT Chicago will take place during the weekend of August 10 & 11, 2013.

The first FIGMENT Chicago is an ongoing two-day event designed to promote spontaneous collaboration, active communication, and significant fun. Scheduled artists will commingle with contributors bringing unplanned commissions to the site, and a series of music acts will perform throughout the duration of the event.

The curators of FIGMENT Chicago invite proposals for interactive art of all mediums from local and regional artists, as well as artists across the United States and internationally. From installation, to performance art, to dance and video, FIGMENT Chicago hopes to showcase a diverse range of interactive and collaborative works. Selected works will highlight FIGMENT principles such as inclusion, self-reliance, participation, and decommodification.

More info…

How to Help:
We invite people to sign up to volunteer to help at the event, and sign up for our Submit your project! You can also donate here.

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