Artomatic time again!
by, 04-28-2009 at 02:50 PM (889 Views)
Well, guys and gals and everyone inbetween, it's time again for that fabulous art happening thing here in DC, Artomatic. This year, we're across the street from the new baseball stadium. The address is 55 M Street, SE, Washington, DC. The venue is a new, not-yet-occupied office building. The content is 1000 +/- 2-d and 3-d visual artists and 300+/- performers. The when is May 29 to July 5. There will be at least two sanctioned "meet the artists" events in June.
What is Artomatic?
Artomatic is a month-long event by artists for artists. It is a non-juried occurrence, and entirely staged, managed and operated by volunteer efforts from the arts community. This year is the 10th anniversary of the event. It has grown from the first year with approximately 350 artists and 20,000 visitors to this year having 1000+ and an expected audience of more than 70,000.
I picked my wallspace on Saturday morning. I took an 8' wall on the 9th floor of the building, one row removed from the row with a stadium view. Another big plus is the proximity to the bar - that's going to draw the most traffic.