Figment San Diego 2017 is on! Our event this year will be held on May 13, 2017, at Chicano Park, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Figment is a free, all ages participatory arts event. Figment is now a global event, taking place in multiple cities, including San Diego, after its initial start in NYC in 2007 on Governor's Island. Our event this year is on May 13th, and will take place at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, an historic site with a rich history of building community through art all on its own.
Figment seeks to bring participatory art and culture to the community of San Diego, and in doing so, build community through the practice of participatory art. Using participatory art as a bridge to cross cultural divides, we seek to encourage everyone to create art and rub shoulders with people they might not necessarily rub shoulders with in their day to day life. By creating this bridge, a greater understanding of community can thrive and grow. Something which is much needed, not only in our current time, but ALL the time.
The conversations and friendships that get started at Figment are an outgrowth of what happens when people share paint and paintbrushes with other people they don't even know, painting on a community mural, or learning how to hula hoop, or experiencing the magic of a giant kaleidoscope or an electronic, talking giraffe. Those stories become shared stories, and the memories created by engaging in that type of experience will last forever. It is our greatest joy to see that those shared memories become a way to dissolve the divide so often felt in communities globally.
PARTICIPATE! We are currently seeking artists, volunteers and donations to help us grow our Figment San Diego event this year.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.