Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: FIGMENT DC, a Unique, Interactive, Participatory Arts Festival comes to DC! Come out to The Yards Park SAT, Sept 29th from 11:00am - 8:00pm, Free

FIGMENT DC comes to The Yards Park in DC!
Saturday, September 29th
11:00am - 8:00pm
Free, family friendly! 
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This Saturday is the very first Figment DC, a unique, free, interactive, non-commercial, participatory arts festival created for, and by, the community! "This family-friendly event invites you to help transform this beautiful urban park into a magical artists’ playground." Personally, I am super excited about this event and recommend checking it out for a little taste of the Burning Man culture. Lots of DC area Burners and innovative, creative folks involved in this project.

"Born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public, FIGMENT began in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island as a one-day festival with 2,600 participants and has steadily grown over the years. In 2012, FIGMENT NYC welcomed almost 24,000 participants on the island over two days. Moreover, FIGMENT has spread to Boston, Detroit, and Jackson, MS, with more cities lining up."

FIGMENT DC is "a world created by the artists and participants who bring their imaginations to life." Over 75 artists will be participating with projects of all shapes and sizes.

Costumes encouraged! FIGMENT is the perfect time to play make-believe (for both kids & adults!) Also feel free to bring kites, hula hoops, poi, croquet sets, knitting, water guns, games – anything that you want to play with or invite others to join you in!

Some suggestions before heading out: Please bring whatever you want or need for a day of outdoor, creative fun! Since this is a non-commercial event, there will not be any concessions on site, however there are a few spots you can grab food at within walking distance of the park. Please feel free to bring your own food, snacks, and anything else you want for a picnic in the park! Please refrain from bringing cooking grills, drugs, or alcohol. Please also be sure to bring your own water, or stop by the CVS to pick up some water when you get off the metro. Porta-Potties provided. Dogs are also welcome if they are friendly, but must be kept on a leash except in the dog run, and please clean up after your pooch if you bring 'em along!

Learn more about the day long festival on the main Figment DC site and on facebook. Highlights include:

BicycleSPACE Festival of Decorated Bikes: A Rolling Art Parade
Adorn your bike with streamers, ribbons, doilies and doo-dads. BicycleSPACE will lead a bedazzled convoy of riders from Figment at Yards Park, an interactive and participatory art event, to the SW ArtsFest based at 4th Street SW. There will be bike parking areas available at each location, please be sure to bring a lock if you plan to leave your bike at any point.

GPI Open Mic
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency welcomes poets, singer/songwriters, comedians to get on the mic and do your thang!

Community Spin Jam at the Main Stage!

Live Music with Rawk Paper Scissors
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rawk Paper Scissors is rawking out the main stage with some of your favorite tunes from the '90s and a few
fun picks from the '80s and today!

The Yards Park - Right on the Southeast Waterfront
300 Water St, SE - at 3rd & Tingey (walking map from metro)
Metro: Navy Yard, take the New Jersey Ave exit, take a right on New Jersey and a left on Tingey

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