FIGMENT returns for the third time in Chicago for a free, family-friendly art experience at Frank Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee Ave. Interact with us either Saturday or Sunday (or both days!), July 16-17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Come celebrate. Come play. Come participate in building community through creativity.
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FIGMENT is an inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities. The event removes the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees, blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. FIGMENT catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. FIGMENT’s event began in New York City in 2007. In 2016, FIGMENT will take place in 11 locations, from Portland, Oregon to Derby, United Kingdom.
The 2013 FIGMENT Chicago event drew 4,000 people to Garfield Park Conservatory, and included 52 art projects, more than 150 artists and performers, and a volunteer staff of 125. 2014 in Jefferson Park had more than 30 art projects, and solidified a strong alliance with the Jefferson Park neighborhood, Alderman John Arena and the Chicago Parks District.