BREAKING NEWS : FIGMENT launches in Phoenix this Fall!
FIGMENT is coming to Phoenix this fall to the Unexpected Art Gallery downtown!
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, Boston, Jackson, MS and Detroit in 2011.
In 2017, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission in Phoenix offering free, inclusive and participatory art to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art.
FIGMENT is excited to make it's debut in the Phoenix art scene, partnering with the already popular "Grand Avenue Street Festival" the collaboration scale is through the roof & will be complete with indoor & outdoor activities for all ages & interests.
Join us, Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11th from 11 am-11 pm, to launch a weekend of fun, free participatory art!
Dance to music and enjoy spontaneous roving performances as well as some special installation art perfect for nighttime during the street festival parade!
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. Now it is making it's debut this fall and for one day, the Unexpected Art Gallery will be transformed into a large-scale collaborative artwork display, and then it’s gone, without a trace.
Saturday, November 11th — 11AM – 11PM
The Unexpected Art Gallery
FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorship.
What to Bring:
Whatever you need for a day of outdoor fun!
What to Expect:
Art and activities in every imaginable medium available – especially the art and activities that YOU bring!
How to Help:
We invite people to sign up to volunteer to help at the event, and sign up for our mailing list for continued opportunities to help out throughout the year.
If you enjoy your experiences at FIGMENT, please make a donation to help us in 2018!
LEAVE NO TRACE: We adhere to a “Leave No Trace” ethic, and ask you to do the same. If you bring it with you, either bring it back or make sure it gets into a trash receptacle.
NO TRANSACTIONS: One of our goals is to create a social and creative experience uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. FIGMENT does not sell anything, and does not allow commerce of any kind.
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Your photos can help us promote and fundraise for FIGMENT next year! Please tag your Flickr photos and YouTube videos as “FIGMENTPHX2017″ or send links to: PHOENIXcommunications@figmentproject.org
Snap pics at the event and use our official 2017 Hashtag: #figPHX17