What happens when you combine over 1,000 visual artists, 600 performing artists, four stages and four bars? Artomatic! Now celebrating its tenth year, the month-long multimedia arts event draws together visual artists, musicians and performers from across the region and brings their work to the community. Artomatic is free and open to everyone.
Monument Realty and the Capitol Riverfront BID have provided a brand-new 275,000 square foot building to host Artomatic, right next to the Nationals Stadium. The event features nine floors of visual and installation art, theater performances, dance and comedy, three music stages, street performances such as fire dancing and drum troupes, and a film screening theater. Workshops, seminars, special events, body paint shows and a no-holds-barred Art in Fashion Show will all take place before the 2009 Artomatic experience ends.
Artomatic kicked off earlier this week and 70,000 are expected to attend this year. Make sure you are one of them. Artomatic is open from noon – 1:00am Friday and Saturdays and Sunday noon – 10:00pm.