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FIGMENT Chicago 2013, August 10-11

Converging at The Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago,
in partnership with Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

What:
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend this summer, it transforms the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.

When:
Saturday, August 10, Noon-9 p.m.
Sunday, August 11, Noon-5 p.m.

Where:
The Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

Directions by Train, Foot, Bike or Car

How Much:
FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships.

What to Bring:
Whatever you need for a day of fun outside. For specific ideas or if you have specific questions, view our exhaustive list of “What to Bring”!

Weather:
The event is rain-or-shine. If the forecast calls for rain, be prepared to hide – or dance – under umbrellas, or inside, while the clouds pass.

What to Expect:
Art and activities in every medium available… especially the art and activities that YOU bring!

Check the main page or FIGMENT Chicago Facebook page for updates, or see the Full 2013 Listing of Participating Artists, Websites and Stages. Greater detail can be found on the Projects & Artists page.

How to Help:
We invite people to sign up to volunteer. You can also donate here. We even have Wish List items you can loan or donate. The deadline to submit a project has passed, but check out our Submissions page and consider participating in 2014.

Videos on FIGMENT:

Figment Principles
Pictured below, and here.

Wait, FIGMENT is Free with No Sponsorships? How Does that Work?
Because FIGMENT is dedicated to the principle of GIVING, volunteer artists and event staff help bring the two-day event together. In 2012-13, FIGMENT in Chicago raised the funds needed to produce the event at a yard sale, a comedy night, an online Silent Auction, and a Lincoln Tap Room fundraiser called IMAGINE.

And, not least of all, by YOUR generous support.

Where does the word ‘FIGMENT’ come from?
In the words of FIGMENT’s Founder, David Koren in 2008:

“The name comes from Andy Warhol. He once commented that he’d like his tombstone to have only one word on it: ‘Figment.’ Though Warhol never got his wish (he has a traditional grave marker).”

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