Have you heard about the FIGMENT event taking place this weekend? No? Let me tell you about it because it sounds pretty intriguing.
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy taking place at Garfield Park Conservatory August 10-11. This is a FREE, annual, family-friendly celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible (according to its organizers).
One innovative idea coming to FIGMENT is "Bring Your Bag Chicago." Artists will gather 2,568 single use plastic bags – the amount Chicago uses every minute – and integrate them into an onsite installation. People will be able to sign these bags to show their support for the proposed ordinance to ban plastic bags. Organizers also ask that attendees bring a food donation for the Great Chicago Food Depository.