The next Fire Jam at Garfield Park Conservatory will take place SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 7PM-9PM during FIGMENT Chicago, a FREE participatory art festival! Fire & flow artists will perform to the percussive beats of an open drum jam in one of Chicago's most beautiful and historic green spaces. From 7-7:30pm, the Great Circle will be open to nonfire flow artists to perform for the crowd. From 7:30-9pm, the Great Circle will be for fire performance only.
If you are a fire performer and wish to participate in the jam, you must have taken the Full Moon Jam Fire Safety Training AND be insured - please contact Liz Campanella at email@example.com BY MONDAY AUGUST 8 if you wish to perform, you cannot show up at the jam to spin fire unless you've signed up with Liz. If you are a flow artist and wish to participate in the jam, insurance is not required.
We are also looking for anyone willing to act as a dedicated safety during the fire performance portion of the jam from 7:30-9pm. If you are willing to safety for the jam, please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the drum jam is now an OPEN DRUM JAM. Any and all percussionists are welcome!
All the other usual FMJ rules will be in effect: This is a Leave No Trace, alcohol- and substance-free, family-friendly event. Per Garfield Park Conservatory rules, the jam will end at 9pm when the Conservatory officially closes.
The Conservatory is right off the CTA Green line, at the Conservatory-Central Ave stop. There is also a free parking lot for the Conservatory and on-street parking.
This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a fantastic participatory art event for families and fellow artists. If you're not familiar with FIGMENT, see the information below. We hope to see you next Saturday at the second GPC fire jam and FIGMENT Chicago!
What is FIGMENT?
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy taking place at Garfield Park Conservatory August 10-11. FIGMENT is a FREE, annual, family-friendly celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible.
FIGMENT wants to see imaginations blossom with thousands of visitors interacting directly with nearly 50 participating art projects and more than 300 artists and volunteers.
Artists have heard about FIGMENT germinating the seeds of its Chicago debut for the past year. The idea itself has spread worldwide for over a half-decade since its NYC roots. Like many new happenings, some haven't heard the call. Organizers have high hopes for a large contingency of West Side and Chicago families to converge at the Conservatory and relish a one-of-a-kind Saturday and Sunday adventure of pure expression.
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**Sample artwork by a talented West Chicago youth at FIGMENT's July 10, 2013, Meet n' Greet.
Several of these individually enhanced posters are popping up all around Chicago including one by ChiIL Mama and a hord of kids from toddlers to tweens--made at the last Garfield fire jam.**