FIGMENT DC Art Event on September 27–28


Get Ready for 3rd Annual FIGMENT DC Art Event September 27–28, 2014

Free, Public Art Phenomenon in Anacostia Park Builds Community with All-Ages Participatory Projects

FIGMENT DC, the DC interpretation of the free, inclusive, participatory art event FIGMENT, will take place September 27-28, 2014, in the park space near the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion near 1900 Anacostia Drive South East. FIGMENT is an international grassroots effort held in multiple cities that draws tens of thousands of participants each year. Family-friendly and completely non-commercial, FIGMENT transforms the beautiful outdoor space of Anacostia Park into a magical, colorful playground serving as an open platform for artists of all genres to engage with a diverse audience and share their artistic visions.

WHAT: FIGMENT DC – Free Participatory Art Phenomenon

WHEN: Saturday September 27, 11am-5pm; & Sunday September 28, 11am-5pm

WHERE: Anacostia Park, Section E at the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion, WDC


This year, over 40 local DC and DMV area artists will present collaborative art projects and events at FIGMENT DC, ranging across diverse media including music, sculpture, visual art and mixed media, earth works, dance and movement, and story-telling. Exhibits featured at the event include the following:

  • Bike Jousting: Participants can grab a bicycle and lance for the “Champion of Figment!” title.

  • Cabana: A Playful sculpture environment featuring plastic play balls suspended from an open umbrella, creating an immersive interactive experience.

  • Kinetic Playhouse: Spectators take part in building a free flowing structure designed purely for play.

  • The Tactical Giggler: An interactive laugh factory featuring a variety of auditory, visual, and tactile stimulus to entertain, that engages and invites participants to inspire and ignite laughter.

Additional projects include yoga, music, pillow fighting, and a caterpillar reminiscent of Wonderland. A full description of all participatory exhibits is available at dc.figmentproject.org.

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