FIGMENT 2012, An Annual Multi-City Participatory Art and Culture Event


FIGMENT is an annual series of interactive events that encourage the creation and display of arts.

FIGMENT 2012 events include:

April 28-29 Jackson, MS: Event & Call for participation
June 2-3 Boston, MA: Event & Call for participation
June 9-10 New York, NY: Event & Call for participation
July 21-22 Detroit, MI: Event & Call for participation

FIGMENT is an antidote for uncertain times. Precisely because the commercial market for art is facing grave challenges in an uncertain economy, an event like FIGMENT is more important than ever, because it is built on community and not on commercialism. Participatory art expands the definition of “art” — art isn’t about creating an object that can be bought and sold, or creating a “show” that you pay to attend — it’s about creating a shared experience, free from the constraints and pressures of the marketplace. It’s about a celebration of creative culture. Lack of money should not be a barrier to creativity.


Figment: Governors Island 2011

Figment: Governors Island 2011

photos by Tim Obremski and FreeVerse Photography

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff