FIGMENT Participatory Art Experience Announces First Annual Philadelphia Event – “FIGMENT Phila” – on October 6th in Clark Park Call for Interactive Art Projects and Volunteers Now Open

FIGMENT Phila Press Release 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 8/5/2013

Contact:
Bevan Weissman, Lead Producer (Philadelphia) bevanweissman@figmentproject.org
Ashley Lippolis, Communications Director (Philadelphia) ashleylippolis@figmentproject.org
Caitlin Martin Curatorial Director (Philadelphia) caitlinmartin@figmentproject.org

FIGMENT Participatory Art Experience Announces First Annual
Philadelphia Event – “FIGMENT Phila” – on October 6th in Clark Park
Call for Interactive Art Projects and Volunteers Now Open

(Philadelphia, PA) FIGMENT, a free, family-friendly participatory arts experience held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, will hold its first annual event in Philadelphia – “FIGMENT Phila” – on Sunday, October 6th from 11am-5pm in West Philadelphia’s Clark Park. Free to attend and open to all ages, FIGMENT Phila will transform Clark Park into a large-scale, hands-on collaborative artwork – an explosion of creative energy. This day-long event invites everyone to actively participate in a multitude of interactive art projects throughout Clark Park – perhaps a game, workshop, challenge, or exploratory play – from artists in a variety of disciplines, in every conceivable medium. Produced entirely by volunteers, FIGMENT Phila is a celebration of interactive art and community where everything is possible.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or how old you are, we can all be artists. FIGMENT Phila is an exciting opportunity for artists of all trades and experiences to have their work come alive and take shape at the hands of willing participants. Artists interested in bringing a participatory art project to FIGMENT Phila must submit their idea online by August 23, 2013 for consideration. Projects must be interactive, safe, and family-friendly. For information about project submissions and guidelines, please visit http://www.phila.figmentproject.org/submit-a-project.

FIGMENT Phila is a non-commercial event powered entirely by volunteers and in collaboration with the University City District. We are seeking members of the community interested in donating their time and efforts to help build this experience. Those interested in volunteering are asked to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form: http://phila.figmentproject.org/get-involved/volunteer/
For more information about FIGMENT Phila, please visit www.phila.figmentproject.org.

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