About FIGMENT Dallas

A new, day-long, annual interactive art event in Reverchon Park to be held on Oct. 20, 2018. Figment Dallas is a free public festival with all self funded, participatory art projects. This annual festival is outside and features local artists creating interactive and participatory visual artwork, performance art, offering music, costuming, large scale sculptures, immersive environment installations, art cars/bikes, hands-on creative workshops, and video installations. No vending, no artist stipends, no sponsors/logos. Open to the public and free for all ages.

FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT PROJECT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in NYC 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.

FIGMENT’s vision for art looks past the white-walled galleries and into the realm of participation. Art is not just something that you stand still and quietly look at–it is something you participate in. You touch it, smell it, write on it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, learn from it. Interactive art creates a dynamic collaboration between the artist, the audience and their environment.

FIGMENT’s goal is to advance social and personal transformation through creativity, in the form of free participatory arts events and exhibitions. FIGMENT is uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. Selling or advertising goods or services is not permitted. Neither our artists nor our planners and staff are paid: everything that you see at FIGMENT is born from a simple desire to share imagination with each other and the public.

In these challenging economic times, it is important that artists devise new ways to create, share, think, and dream about what is possible. FIGMENT is an alternative to many of the shortcomings of the commercial art world: exclusive, expensive, impersonal, untouchable and often simply boring.

Famous for his role in the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol believed that everyone had it in them to be a star for fifteen minutes. Through his own art, he defined his identity and shaped the world around him. He once commented that he’d like his tombstone to say only one word: “Figment.”

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. FIGMENT Global is supported by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

FIGMENT Dallas is scheduled for its first event for October 20, 2018.

TIMELINE for FIGMENT Dallas 2018

- Sat. January 6, 2018 First fundraising event at Deep Ellum Art Co.
- early February TBD - Call for Artist Proposals
- late March fundraiser - 5x7 Art Auction at WAAS Gallery
- October 20, 2018 - FIGMENT Dallas at Reverchon Park from 10am - 10pm

  • Featured event

    5x7 Art Race Fundraiser @ WAAS Gallery


    Saturday. March 31. Browse, 6-9pm. Art Race Sale, 9-10pm.

    - art auction benefit. music. interactive art.
    - media projections & digital visuals upstairs & outside.

    ::::::: Interactive Art / DIY workshops Outside :::::::

    clay sculpting workshop, bodypainting, illustrations, acroyoga (7-8), diy vinyl shape t-shirt customizing, art bus paint workshop, glow & skill toy friendly class, inflatable immersive sculpture, lotus sound meditation workshop (6:30-7), RACER costumes and more...

    ::::::: Art Race / Silent Auction Inside :::::::

    Art Race features 5" x 7" sized artwork by 50+ local artists such as:

    Steve Cruz, Patricia Rodriguez, Tom Sale, Clay Austin, Giraud Polite, Cody Phillips, Andy Don Emmons, Brett Ardoin, Amber Campagna, Ellen Soderquist, Lisa Mayo, Emily Loving, Rebecca Boatman, Carlos Ruiz, Kelley Cheek, Scott Powers, Kim Eden, Denise Keeping, Levi Hollandsworth, Dawn Dreyer, Richard Reed, Mark Kaplan, Hannah Shouse, Michael Krolczyk, Misty Amber Moore, Simple Civilian, Taylor Ellis, Liz Holden, Marla Zeigler, Merry Fuher, Juliette McCallough, ST Arts, Brandi Rafael, Taylor Effin Cleveland, Beki Pubill, Kyle Gerst, Tom Cochran, Anissa Sartini, Sheila Cunningham, Suzi Migdol & more ARTISTS tba, curated by Suza Kanon, Barbados Pearl, and Christi Nielsen...

    ::::::: Music & Performance Art :::::::

    music by djs Sammy & dj Tigerbee Arts. with art band: Inferno Texino.

    ::::::: Tickets / Auction Deets :::::::

    $10 suggested donation for all ages & free street parking.
    -inside each 5"x7" is $100 each, art race sale from 9pm-10pm only.
    -silent auction of 3d art objects bids starts at $100, winners announced 8:30pm.
    -outside artists offer additional interactive opportunities to engage creatively.

    - cards & paypal accepted but cash encouraged, tips & tax deductible donations welcome at: https://figmentdallas.nationbuilder.com/donate

    ~ this event benefits our nonprofit 501c3 for the 1st annual FIGMENT Dallas in Reverchon Park later this fall.

    ::::::: Location :::::::

    WAAS Gallery 2790 Logan St, Dallas 75215

    ::::::: Community and Accessibility :::::::

    FIGMENT Dallas helps create a space for everyone to feel welcome, creative, and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated during our interactive art events.

    Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are obsessed with CONSENT. Always ASK before touching anyone or their costumes at our events. Anyone who cannot follow this simple rule will be escorted to the sidewalk. All aspects of the outdoor areas will be handicap accessible this March at WAAS Gallery. Restrooms on both floors are gender neutral. Please do not climb on any of the artwork, nor bring animals. Children are welcome at all our events. We do understand dancing is a contact sport, but play nice.

    [selected artists were curated & invited to donate to the 5x7 art race sale, or the silent auction for three-dimensional works for March. our 3rd event for 2018 at the park in October will be open call to artists.] for more info on submitting interactive art for our future events visit: http://dallas.figmentproject.org/

    Art is not a simple commodity, it can be an Experience that is shared.


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    March 31, 2018 at 6pm
    WAAS Gallery
    2790 Logan St
    Dallas, TX 75215
    United States
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