What is Participatory Art?

Among FIGMENT's aims are to take art out of museums and galleries, invite the public to engage with art, break down the walls between performer and spectator. Or, as a July 2012 article in the BBC Travel section says, "While there are a couple of sculptures not meant for climbing, 'no touching' signs are not to be seen. Everything is meant to be played with. If FIGMENT were a country, it would be the happiest in the world – and I would apply for citizenship immediately."

FIGMENT creates free, volunteer-driven participatory art events that bring together the community in a celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible! FIGMENT seeks to broaden the definition of art, break down the wall between artist and spectator, and encourage everyone to participate.

At each event, the public is invited to play with art that temporarily transforms public spaces into wildly creative places that disappear without a trace.

FIGMENT celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream.