Sunday, July 29, 2012

Safari #61: FIGMENT

When was your last play day?  Mine was this past weekend at the FIGMENT participatory arts festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Participatory means exactly that - you can not only view the art, but create your own to contribute to the overall experience.  Whether it's hula hooping to music, creating your own collage, writing a segment of a short story, or learning how to belly dance, any effort you make it noticed and appreciated.

Leave none of your creativity behind - wear it, sing it, paint it, and just shine. 

While the festival has ended for this year, be sure to visit next year.  Follow on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to speed.

My tips:
  • Dance Like No One is Watching.  If you enjoy electronic music, be sure to check out the schedule of music performances as many local artists spin.
  • Sign Up! Are you an artist or musician?  Learn more about how to participate next year.
  • Take a Break. On the day of my visit, the Greenway Open Market was also taking place offering conveniences such as food trucks and other concessions.  If you're in need of a break, continue walking down the Greenway towards State Street to find the market.
  • Take a Stroll.  Is it your first time to the Greenway?  Keep walking to enjoy all of the local art, like the recently added Os Gemeos mural.  
The Os Gemeos Mural on the Greenway
Special thanks to Anulfo and Jen for making the experience even more enjoyable!  I think we are becoming quite the trio :) 

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