Join Artomatic at our first ARTY-GRAS party Friday, February 17, 2023 (8 pm – 2 am) at Whino in Arlington, VA, where Bourbon Street meets Ballston Quarter! Enjoy the Masquerade Parade of Mardi-Gras costumes and see who will win the cash prizes. End the night with a fabulous dance party hosted by DJ Mike Rodriguez. Mardi-Gras-themed art by artist and Artomatic Board Member Roman Ganzaba will be displayed in a raffle to benefit Artomatic’s work in the community. Free admission. Want to participate in the costume contest or parade? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.Event Details
Artists are free to do what they wish within their designated space — paint the walls, turn out the lights, or simply tack up their artwork. Because Artomatic events are usually held in an office building, the spaces are as unconventional as the art and they may include large lounges, meeting rooms, kitchens and especially challenging spaces such as closets. Guidelines are provided for the event and more information will be provided after registration.
What does "unjuried" mean? It means anyone who can pay a modest fee to cover expenses can exhibit at Artomatic. It means a lower barrier to entry, no overarching theme or goal, and a huge variety of media. Paintings and photography are the most popular, but anything goes: sculpture, fiber art, videos, multimedia installations, collages, wearable art, and the impossible to categorize. Because anything goes, you’ll get to see plenty of experiments and risk-taking.
*Taken from The Art League’s blog on Artomatic 2017. https://www.theartleague.org/blog/2017/04/04/artomatic-2017-600-artists-7-floors-44-days/
Because Artomatic is a non-profit and there is no admission fee for the public to enter our events, we rely on volunteers to serve as staff for our events. Staff members welcome the public, advertise our events, run security and perform a variety of other duties to ensure a successful event.
Artomatic is a nonprofit, volunteer-run 501 (c) 3 organization that coordinates and hosts a large arts festival occurring periodically in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, usually in a commercial location slated for demolition. Artomatic’s mission is to create community, build audience and expand economic development by transforming available space into a playground for artistic expression.