Join Us For Figment San Diego 2015!!
Saturday, June 27th, 2015 • Chicano Park
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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 2015, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer 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 embodies the belief that everyone can make something of artistic value and that the arts can build a community of our best selves. We’re looking for artists who embrace those ideals to help us continue FIGMENT in its San Diego setting.
FIGMENT San Diego will take place in the historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego. The park’s peaceful, grassy landscape is shaded throughout by the flowing canopies of trees provided by nature, and the proud stance of the freeway’s painted pillars contributed by the community. Chicano Park is the US’s largest outdoor mural collection brought about by the extensive history of the neighborhood. What better place to merge public arts that speak from the past with the interactive art of today.
The 3rd FIGMENT San Diego is a one-day event designed to promote spontaneous collaboration, active communication, and significant fun. Scheduled artists will commingle with contributors bringing unplanned commissions to the site.
Check out this video from the inaugural FIGMENT San Diego in 2013: