FIGMENT Boston 2014 Press Kit

Play with Art at FIGMENT Boston this weekend!

FIGMENT Boston returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway this weekend with a fun, free, family-friendly participatory art festival featuring art you can play with, dance performances, and music to inspire your creativity! Join us Saturday July 26 11am-11pm, and Sunday July 27 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, Saturday, 6-11p.m.

Now in it’s fifth 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 26, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.*

*FIGMENT After Dark: 6-11p.m. in Dewey Square/South Station

Sunday, July 27, 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: #figbos14

FIGMENT Boston 2014 Artists & Projects

FIGMENT Boston 2014 Event Map

FIGMENT Press Photos

FIGMENT Videos

Contact:

  • Claire Davies / FIGMENT Boston Communications Director/ cleriku@figmentproject.org / 781.698.8412

  • Anne Lodick, FIGMENT Boston Producer / annelodick@figmentproject.org / 617.335.2885

  • 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.