FIGMENT Boston 2017 Press Kit

pARTicipate and create public art with FIGMENT Boston!

FIGMENT Boston returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 with a fun, free, family-friendly participatory event featuring installations, art you can play with, dance performances, and music to inspire your creativity!

Join us July 22, 11am–11pm, and Sunday July 23, 12pm–6pm for a weekend you will never forget! FIGMENT is completely free to the public and yet non-commercial, independently produced by volunteers and artists.

In addition to the daytime activities, check out FIGMENT After Dark in Dewey Square/South Station for music, dancing, video projections, and art projects designed for night on Saturday, July 22 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Now in it’s eigth year, FIGMENT Boston has brought hundreds of interactive art projects to downtown Boston, inspiring thousands of people to broaden their definition of art by breaking down the wall between spectator and artist and encouraging everyone to participate.

When:

Saturday, July 22: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.*

*FIGMENT After Dark: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday, July 23: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:

The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston MA

Why:

FIGMENT demonstrates what the arts can be: interactive, creative and free, born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public.

Document your experience and share with us on our social media channels using official festival hashtag: #figbos17

FIGMENT Project Videos can be found HERE

2017 Event Map can be found HERE

Contact:

  • Claire Davies-Frishman / FIGMENT Boston Communications Director/ clerikufigment@gmail.com / 781.698.8412

  • Jess Sedan, FIGMENT Boston Producer / jess.sedan@gmail.com / 908.208.3190

  • Larisa Fuchs, FIGMENT, Press / press@figmentproject.org / 914.319.5587

About FIGMENT:

Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island with a handful of projects and a few thousand enthusiasts, FIGMENT has grown exponentially into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 35,000 participants in NYC, Boston, Detroit, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, and Jackson, MS, in 2012. In 2013, FIGMENT continues to expand its mission to 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.

“If FIGMENT were a country, it would be the happiest in the world – and I would apply for citizenship immediately.” – BBC Travel

“FIGMENT has become one of the most exciting arts weekends within ferry distance of Manhattan.” – The Village Voice “Best Art Festival” 2011.

“Playful and thought-provoking large-scale installations that are not just a must-see but a must-experience.” – The New Yorker

FIGMENT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entirely funded by grants and individual donations. FIGMENT accepts no corporate sponsorship of any kind.


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