How it works

Artomatic is an arts extravaganza that provides an affordable opportunity for emerging and established artists to present their work for six weeks to the large community of art appreciators and supporters in the Washington DC area. Our aim is to build networks among artists and create connections with the public. Please join us, bring your friends and support the arts!

Location & Dates

27 October

Artloween Bash

The Artloween Bash is an arts-centric Halloween party including a Creepy Art Exhibit and costume contest on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8 PM at the iconic Black Cat in  Washington, DC!

Announcements will follow with details about how artists can be considered for the Creepy Art Exhibit and how costume contest participants can enter to compete for cash prizes: first prize $100, second prize $50, and third prize $30. The costume contest winners will be determined by a panel. The contestants will display their talents in a Masquerade Parade.

After the contest, attendees can dance the night away in celebration to music provided by a DJ. An amazing Halloween-themed art piece, exclusively created by artist and Artomatic Board Member Roman Ganzaba, will be the winning raffle prize to benefit Artomatic. Ticket availability will be announced soon via the Black Cat. 

Event Details

Register to Participate

Artomatic is a nonprofit and relies on artists and volunteers to staff our events. This allows us to keep our registration fee lower than other art festivals. All artists must register by creating a profile. As part of the registration process, every participant must: a) pay the registration fee, b) commit to volunteer for 3 shifts of 5 hours each (a total of 15 hours) and, 3) upload a bio and images. We hope you can join us for our next Artomatic event.


Join The Event Staff

Artomatic provides an opportunity for non-artists to also volunteer for our events. You can register to be an event staff member at no cost, but we ask that you complete the registration form. Depending on your experience with large events, we might ask you to help us before, during or after the event. This is a great way to meet artists of all talents and gain a better understanding of how Artomatic has sustained itself for 20 years.


Get Involved

Artomatic is a nonprofit organization, and there is no admission fee for the public to attend our events. We rely on volunteers to serve as staff who promote and advertise events, welcome the public, manage security, and perform a variety of other duties to ensure a successful experience for both artists and audiences.

Log in to your participant profile

If you are participating in Artomatic, you have already created a profile. You may log in here to check in on the date and time of your shift, and at the end of your shift to report any incidents. You can log into your online profile any time