New York, NY (annually) – It’s art fun for everyone! FIGMENT is the world’s largest participatory art event – a two-day, two-city affair that is free and open to the public. All attendees are invited to create, participate, touch, and perform in numerous, diverse art projects. The goal of the project, which began on Governors Island in New York in 2007 and now includes a separate two-day stint in Boston is to “advance social and personal transformation through creativity” and to take art out and beyond the gallery walls and into the world. Held in June 2010 in Boston and New York, the event was bigger than any previous year, with more participants, projects, volunteers, and exhibitions. FIGMENT accepts no sponsorship and neither organizers nor volunteers are paid. The project, which is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program, is intended to serve as an “alternative to many of the short-comings of the commercial art world” and to challenge participants to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream.