Event Details

September 29, 2018 in Mosswood Park, Oakland

What: FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. FIGMENT Oakland is a free, outdoor interactive art event that brings together the community and inspires all ages in the creation and celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible. Our focus is to bring out kids and adults alike to come out and play and experience art on a participatory level. 

When: Saturday, September 29 — 11am to 5pm

Where: Mosswood Park, Oakland... a short walk from MacArthur Bart! 

Mosswood Park is located at 3612 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609, across the street from Kaiser Hospital. It is easily accessible by the 51A and 57 buses, and by Bart. 

How Much: FREE!! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships. We do welcome donations from individuals and non-profit groups so please donate to help us cover our event costs. We can't do it without YOUR participation and help!

FIGMENT Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

What to Bring: Whatever you need for a day of fun. Bring a picnic, water and snacks for a day of fun! 

For specific ideas or if you have specific questions, view our list! Note: The event is rain-or-shine. If the forecast calls for rain, be prepared to hide — or dance — under porches, arches, and umbrellas while the clouds pass.

What to Expect: Art and activities in every medium available… especially the art and activities that YOU bring! We'll be posting a schedule of registered art and activities.

The FIGMENT Project focuses primarily on participatory art, art that builds community through sharing, and gets people to interact with one another, talk to each other, create and share experiences together. By participating, we are building important connections and weaving the social fabric that creates community. 

FIGMENT Reminders: To make sure you and all other visitors have a fun and safe experience, please keep the following in mind:

  • It is NOT SAFE to CLIMB the art
  • YOUR child = YOUR responsibility 
  • TREAT the art like it was your HOME 
  • It is NEVER "just you" doing it! 
  • THINK before you ACT 
  • Make the art look even BETTER for the NEXT VISITOR

How to Help: We invite people to sign up to volunteer to help at the event, and sign up for our email list for continued opportunities to participate throughout the year. If you enjoy your experiences at FIGMENT, please make a donation to help us in 2015!

LEAVE NO TRACE: We adhere to a "Leave No Trace" ethic, and ask you to do the same. If you bring it with you, either take it with you or make sure it gets into a trash receptacle.

NO TRANSACTIONS: One of our goals is to create a social and creative experience uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. FIGMENT does not sell anything at the park, and does not allow commerce of any kind.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Your photos can help us promote and fundraise for FIGMENT next year! Please tag your Flickr photos and YouTube videos as " FIGMENTOakland2015." Full credit will be given each time your work is used.

Use Twitter? Our Hashtags are:

  • #pARTicipate
  • #figmentoakland 


Special thanks to Mosswood Park and Oakland Parks & Recreation for partnering with us.

Be sure to check out the many parks, recreation centers and athletic facilities (tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools and more) they have available!