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.

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Art for All in Anacostia!

And just like that, it’s Spring again! Our team is back in the swing of things, and we’re really excited for what this year will bring. More opportunities for everyone to unleash their inner artist and build community with their neighbors, all while enjoying time together in the sun. FIGMENT is completely free and open to all. Yet it is far from free to produce. So to help make all of this possible once again, we’re asking for your support. Will you please make a contribution to support FIGMENT DC today?

The Magic Is Here!

The FIGMENT DC 2014 map is now available. There will be just a few maps around the event so print a copy or download it to your mobile device. IMPORTANT ADDRESS INFORMATION: Online maps have spotty accuracy for the location of the event. Please note that the address is NOT 1900 S St. SE. Please use “Anacostia Park, Section E” as the address in your smartphone. The park is along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Check out our Getting There page for all the specifics. Bringing Art to FIGMENT? Thank you to all of you who...

Bring Your Art! Bring Your Laughter!

Ever wanted to insert yourself into a live foosball table? Learn autobiographical storytelling? Make a wish and watch it grow into a flower? Have you been looking forward to charging your opponent in bike jousting? All of these opportunities and more will be at FIGMENT DC on September 27-28. It’s time to prepare to bring your costumes, hoops, kites, games, and readiness to play. You can even still bring your own interactive art project -- as long as it doesn’t require any serious infrastructure (e.g. electricity, shade structures). If you have questions about it, please...

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