Play” and being playful, is necessary for creativity.

Full” describes the sense of satisfaction. 

Ground" comes from playground and also means earth, land, and base.

The idea of "Play Full Ground (PFG) " began in late 2016 when Mai Ryuno, Pacific Grove based artist/educator, proposed the participatory art/community event to the Arts Council for Monterey County's LEAP Grant.​ Upon her reception of the grant, she formed a collective with creative members of the Monterey Bay Area community in Visual & Culinary Arts and Music.


​With the Arts Council's grant and the community members' support, PGF held the interactive art & community event at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in May, 2017.

Today, PFG is a hybrid between Social Practice of Art and entrepreneurship where community members engage in creative activities in a positive and supportive environment and learn creative problem-solving, communication, collaboration skills through fun experience in creative process. PFG inspires, encourages and collaborates with its community members to think and act creatively and differently to create a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient community .