Calling All Artists: Figment Toronto Is Looking For your Art

Figment Toronto is a free interactive art event takes place August 18th and 19th in Dufferin Grove Park and you could have a featured piece/performance in it.

Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Jackson, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Boston in 2012.  FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art.

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And this is just my sort of jam, a celebration of art in a community. This year one of the curator’s is a #TMITuesday alumni with Jordan St.Claire on the team. I’ve attended previous Figment Toronto’s where I played a giant game of chess, wandered a small inflatable maze, and heard music made from a Dr. Suess looking bike. It warms my soul to see communities come together to create, and share art. It is in the spirit of Toronto to do so. If you want to be a part of the event click here to see how to contribute your art or performance.

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