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


#GivingTuesday Donation Drive!

Want to be a part of FIGMENT returning next year? And make a tax-deductible donation before the New Year?

#GivingTuesday is a national initiative akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is all about donating to your favorite not-for-profits like FIGMENT Chicago! It's also part of our year-end fundraising efforts to bring FIGMENT back in 2015! Money donated to FIGMENT allows us to provide more stages, supplies, and equipment for local artists. 

Ways to help:

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Thank You, Everyone! Photos!

Thanks again to EVERYONE who made this possible, from the 30+ artists, and 60+ volunteers, to the 1500+ participatory visitors. And especially to the Jefferson Park community, the 45th Ward, Ald. John Arena, and Chicago Park District, who welcomed us with open arms.

Do you have stories, pictures, videos or dragon anecdotes? Feel free to share on FacebookTwitter or Instagram Or please write us at

Now let the photos begin! We'll be updating regularly, so please come back! SKIP BELOW to join our mailing list or donate TODAY. Check out he bullet-point list of COMPLETE FIGMENT PHOTO STREAMS with A GAZILLION IMAGES from many photographers, our friends! (UPDATED: Nov 2014). 

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Top: Pinwheel Garden (Elysia Lock) + Red Curtain Stage (Dan Brown & friends) |  photos © Lakita Chan


Top: Alderman John Arena and his wife Jill (ends) and the Koren family (in pink) |  photo © David Shuey

Bottom: Bubble me Bubble you by Alejandro Barajas |  photo © David Shuey


We want to see you again! Please sign up on our mailing list!

Even if you could not make it August 16 or 17, consider making a donation TODAY! (We keep saying: You Are Figment!Every dollar helps us bring back FIGMENT to Jefferson Park in 2015!

We'll try to keep everything on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but also check out hundreds of more photos!

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Top: Matthew Weber at Red Curtain Stage and Mayuko painting FIGMENT Sign  |  photos © Simon Rubenstein  

Bottom: Rock Poetry and Open Mic and Red Curtain Stage  |  photos © Simon Rubenstein  

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Top: Repeat, Repeat & Hudor the Dragon  |  photos © Julieta Álvarez Leal 

Below: Bubble you, Bubble me  |  photo © Simon Rubenstein 


Below: Karolin Mirzakhan at Rock Poetry (project by Michelle Alba)  |  photo © Simon Rubenstein 



Bottom: Drew Jumps off the Honey Tree  |  photo © Dustin Osakada

Below: The Honey Tree. Art project design & creation by Ayda Keshtkar  |  photo © David Shuey 




Top: Rae Grace, our first Greeter of the Day  |  photo © David Shuey  

Bottom: The Huggery (now with Extra Photo Bomb!)  |  photo © David Shuey 


Want a glimpse at FIGMENT in action? At FIGMENT 2013 at Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ (91.5 FM) came out for a couple days, and put together this short video. Check it out: