FIGMENT Boston @ First Night 2015: Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration!
FIGMENT, a free celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible, joins First Night Boston for a second year of fun and revelry on the Boston Common. As the nation’s oldest celebration of New Year’s Eve, First Night offers a unique opportunity for artists to present interactive, inspired works with this special “event within an event.”
FIGMENT is about participation. Precisely because it requires interaction between the art, the artist, and the viewer, participatory art can be a vehicle for personal and social transformation. The passive viewer is made active, contributing to the creation, understanding and very definition of the art. These activities bring together artists and community members in ways that build relationships and encourage individual creativity. We believe visitors of all ages and backgrounds have something to offer, and invite them to participate in installation art, costuming, interactive performance, games, activities, workshops, and anything else the mind can envision.
At First Night, FIGMENT will serve as one of the anchors of the activities on the Common, along with the family fireworks, a music stage, ice sculptures, and the end point of the First Night Parade. FIGMENT First Night will take place on the northeast corner of the Boston Common. Framed by the dramatic backdrop of the Massachusetts State House, the site is conveniently located near the Park Street MBTA station and dozens of major attractions.
Quick Event Facts:
The 2015 theme of First Night is Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration.
The FIGMENT Boston event will take place from 7:30 PM on Wednesday December 31st.
First Night is attended annually by more than 250,000 people who come to celebrate the arts in downtown Boston.
FIGMENT Boston’s summer event has been a huge success as a showcase for local artists and performers over the last five summers, with approximately 20,000 visitors in 2014.
In 2014, FIGMENT First Night brought light installations, fire art, and performances to the Common, to the delight of thousands of attendees.
Check out images from last year’s event!
More information about First Night: http://www.firstnightboston.org/
FIGMENT Boston invites you to join us on the Common for this truly unique opportunity to ring in 2015 immersed in beautiful interactive art!