Wednesday, March 26, 2008


On your mark. Get set. Go! Artomatic 2008 registration opens March 27

Calling all artists: Time to wash off those paintbrushes and tune up your guitars. Registration will open online Thursday, March 27, at noon for artists who want to participate in Artomatic 2008.

The annual art extravaganza, to be held May 9 through June 15, 2008, will be the largest Artomatic to date. Hosted by the NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID), Artomatic 2008 will be held on nine floors (more than 200,000 square feet) of the Capitol Plaza I building. The building is located at 1200 First Street, N.E., just one block west of the New York Avenue Metro station, in Washington, D.C.

Registration for Artomatic will be $90 per visual artist — such as painters, photographers, sculptors and graphic designers. Each visual artist is required to serve three volunteer shifts (approximately 15 hours total) to help stage the event. Artomatic is an unjuried show, so all artists are welcome to participate, from professionals to beginners. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will end once space is filled. Full details on registration, exhibit space, installation and hours of the event will be on the Artomatic Web site at

Performers — such as those who present music, dance, theater or poetry — are also invited to register and take part in Artomatic. Details for performers will also be available on the Artomatic Web site at

Artomatic is expecting about 1,000 local and regional artist participants and 50,000 visitors at this year’s event.

“We are looking forward to seeing what the creative energy of the area’s arts community can bring to the event and to the NoMa neighborhood,” said George Koch, chair of Artomatic.

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic transforms an unfinished indoor space into an exciting and diverse arts event that is free and open to the public. In addition to displays and sales by hundreds of artists, the event features free films, educational presentations and children’s activities, as well as musical, dance, poetry, theater and other performances.


It takes a legion of volunteers to move Artomatic from rumor to reality. If you've always vowed to get involved, here's your chance.

Performing Arts? Visual Arts? Event Management? Marketing and Development? There's a place for everyone!

For general inquiries, email
For Performing Arts committee, email
For Visual Arts, email
For Marketing and Development, email
For Events Planning and Management,


Wednesday, April 2nd, 6-8 pm at The Science Club, 1136 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20036. Come on out!
Artomatic Happy Hour happens the 1st Wednesday of every month. The next meet up will be Wednesday, May 7th

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