About FIGMENT Dallas

A day-long, annual interactive art event in Reverchon Park to be held on March 14, 2020. 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 second event for March 14, 2020.


TIMELINE for FIGMENT Dallas 2020

June 15, 2019 1st Fundraiser [CAKEhole] at Green Elephant

Aug 1 - Sept 15, 2019 Call for Artists (for Art Race Art Auction)

Nov. 9, 2019 2nd Fundraiser [Art Race Art Auction] Janette Kennedy Gallery

Dec 1 - Feb 19 Call for Artists (for Figment in the Park)

Dec 13, 2019 - FIGMENT of My Rainbow Imagination Fundraiser at Rainbow Vomit

January TBD Artist Meet & Greet [Happy Hour] location TBD

March TBD Map Design & Print

March 14, 2020 "Figment Dallas" Park event ( Reverchon Park Dallas TX)

 

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    Artist List Announced!

    FIGMENT Dallas 2020 Participating Artist List!

    We are pleased to announce the acceptance of 31 Artist Projects for our upcoming Interactive Public Art event at Reverchon Park, on March 14.

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    Barbados Pearl - Coming Together
    Beki Pubill- Chromatic Gateway
    Boston Kassidy - Ballooniverse
    Clay Austin - Interactive UV Painting
    Dale Gibson - Figment Universal Telecom
    Decotoro (art car)
    Domino-Land
    Dwayne Carter - Everybody is a Star
    Eric MacGorman/Third World - 2026
    Evan Henry - INFLUX
    Gregor Phlegar - Cymatic Machine
    Heather Noelle - Electric lotus
    Heaven's Gate (dome)
    Jac Que - Pyramids of Forgotten Dimensions
    Jambulance & Crash Pad (art car)
    Kyle Gerst - Clarity Productions Acroyoga
    Lindsey Smith - The Lounge
    Lotus Ranch - Fold of Chairs to be Told
    LvL Up by Ignite Art Collective
    Matthew Brenner - Radiovisor
    Nolan Mueller - Kevin! I'm Home, the puzzle
    Ping Pong Camp
    Rebecca Archuleta & Jim Strauss - Recycle Rainbow
    Rebecca Boatman - Clay in Hand
    Rob Stokes - Spinnaker
    Sean Crawford - Milestone
    Simple Civilian Elpmis Nailivic - Remote Control Painting
    Suza Kanon - Tiny Camp
    Tyler Thompson - RFLCT (LED installation)
    xtine burrough - Syntonic Refuge

    Mark your calendar March 14!

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