The event: Artomatic 2012 in Crystal City
Artomatic 2012 is a month-long art festival in the DC area that is "by artists, for everyone." It is absolutely free to the public.
This year's event is in a former office building that's slated for demolition. It features 10 floors of art by more than 1,000 artists: Visual art, music, performance, film, fashion, and more. Workshops, tours, seminars and other events are held all month long.
No matter what kind of creative events you like, you will find something for you at Artomatic. Plan your visit to Artomatic 2012!
The organization behind it
Artomatic creates community, builds audience and expands economic development by transforming available space into a playground for artistic expression. We are a non-profit, volunteer-run 501(c)3 organization.
Unjuried arts events showcase creative work in visual art, music, film, performance, and fashion. Our flagship events of 1,000+ artists are held every 1 to 3 years in the DC metropolitan area. We also license other events in other locations, such as Artomatic@Frederick, held in Frederick, Md., in 2011.
Artomatic is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. See more about the volunteer teams that make Artomatic possible.