Artomatic is the Washington, DC area's one-of-a-kind art extravaganza, involving hundreds of regional artists, performers and volunteers. The free art festival features a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, photography, music, theater, poetry, dance and workshops. Artomatic transforms available space into a playground for artistic expression. The event is completely open-entry; there are no juries or curators. This year’s venue spans more than 380,000 square feet of event space and includes the work of more than 1,300 artists. The event will feature a café, food and drink stations, and an artist marketplace where visitors can purchase select works by artists participating in the event.
Dates: May 18 - June 23, 2012
Hours: Wed & Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri & Sat noon–1 a.m., Sun noon–5 p.m., Closed on Mon and Tues
Location: 1851 S. Bell St. Crystal City, Virginia. The closest Metro station is Crystal City.
For details about events, see www.artomatic.org
The following pages will give you a glimpse of the annual event.
Image: Artomatic visitors listen to artist Jennifer Beinhacker talk about her work.