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Figment NYC Brings Interactive Art To Governor’s Island

(credit: Figment NYC)

(credit: Figment NYC)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After making stops in Jackson and Boston, the Figment Project is coming to New York this weekend to transform Governor’s Island into a large-scale, collaborative art project for one weekend only.

The fourth annual Figment event is a free display that invites artists and spectators alike to celebrate the culture of art. Viewers will take in pieces supplied by local artists, long-term exhibitions and any contributions that guests want chose to bring and display.

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What makes the art at Figment unique is that it isn’t just for looking at – it also encourages interaction. For the second year, Figment hosted the City of Dreams Pavilion Competition, which features the best of large, interactive artwork. This year’s winner was Burble Bup, which guests can walk on and will serve as a central gathering point.

In addition to Burble Bup, other long-term exhibits include a bug-themed mini-golf course and a sculpture garden.

Figment NYC will be held on Governor’s Island on June 10 – 13, beginning at 10 AM each day. The free event will be held in rain or shine. For details on the artists, directions and more information, check out the Figment website.