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

08 August

Artomatic 2.0 Performance: The Future Fablists

An artistic collaboration of storytelling, activism, and heritage told through meter, melody, and movement. featuring the poetic meter of Colorado Springs artist, teacher, and storyteller, Papillon Posies; the dance movement genius of Washington DC choreographer and Artistic Director of Sylvidances, Sylvana Christopher; and the acoustic musical sounds of Washington DC guitarist, bandleader, and music instructor, John Lee.

The performance will be livestreamed on their facebook and youtube, as well. Q&A following the performance.

Event Details

13 August

Artomatic 2.0 Performance: Elements Dance Collective

ELEMENTS DANCE COLLECTIVE is a Pre-Professional Urban Dance Training and Performance company for dancers ages 9-18. Dancers in the program receive a comprehensive education in all forms of Urban Dance, such as breaking, locking, popping, Hip Hop, house,krumping, waacking, voguing, and various forms of commercial dance. Dancers also have the opportunity to train with industry professionals and perform at many noteworthy events and venues.

Event Details

13 August

Artomatic 2.0 Performance: Rainforest Awakens: Dance Construction

Maida Withers, Washington, DC dancer/choreographer
Tania Fraga, Brazilian computer artist
Steve Hilmy, DC/Florida composer/musician
Artists come together, online, to create a new and unusual performance/installation: In these COVID-19 times, we come from our individual homes to explore beauty and crisis in a visionary 3D Rainforest!

Event Details

15 August

Artomatic 2.0 Performance: A Roadkill Opera

A Roadkill Opera’s Road from Artomatic to the GRAMMYs to the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia: From Page to Fully Staged

Tune in for a live talk with pre-taped segments rolled into it. Dialogue, question-and-answers from the live online audience, and perhaps live performances with A Roadkill Opera’s music director Jeff Dokken and key performers such as Martine Micozzi, Laura Wehrmeyer, Christopher Dews, David Timpane, and Michael Thompson. They plan to give away swag to those who engage by posting their own 15 to 60 second clips using the lyric videos and karaoke videos online at

Event Details

15 August

Artomatic 2.0 Performance: Yousef Shami Drums

Join Yousefl as he explores various facets of progressive rock on his drumkit on his YouTube channel.

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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