June 10, 2017
FIGMENT Oakland is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities.
FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support.
Interactive Rainbows by Toni Tone, Photo by Jason Hayes Are you passionate about art in Oakland? Do you love connecting with artists and your community? FIGMENT Oakland is looking for a co-director for our 2017 Curation team!
“It’s only been recently that people started thinking of the Bay Area as tech hub first, and art hub second,” says Adam Davis, an illustrator and full-time father in the East Bay. Davis attended FIGMENT in 2015 with his project Secrets Everywhere, an intricate, puzzle-like scavenger-hunt in which participants used clues to find a piece of art they could keep. This project--along with his original scavenger-hunt--are very much about immersive experiences leading people to see the world in a new light. For Davis and other appreciators, original art is undervalued. “[But] if you make art accessible, someone [may]...
Are you an artist or maybe just art-curious? Are you considering submitting an art project, installation, workshop or performance idea to FIGMENT Oakland 2017? Or, are you interested in helping with the event and want to know how to get involved? Then these free Meet and Greet events are for you.