artomatic by Tracy Lee
In case you’ve been in a coma, haven’t checked your e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feeds for the past few months, let me be the first to tell you that there’s this little thing called Artomatic opening tonight. This year they’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of DC’s biggest art events, a place where professional artists and wannabe professional artists or otherwise creative people hang their work on painted plywood, set it on the floor, or perform it for you on stage.
There’s a little bit of something for everyone (and also a whole lotta nothing) at this event, all starting tonight! I’ll be there despite knowing that hundreds of other people will be clogging the elevators and drinking my beer. Admission is free of charge but be sure to bring some cash for food and drinks, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes if you’re planning on viewing all nine floors of artwork. If you happen to have enochlophobia, never fear. Artomatic is open until July 5th and is usually free of crowds during the daytime hours of the weekend, although you’ll have a better chance of meeting the artists tonight. See you there!
55 M Street, S.E. (at the corner with Half Street)
Washington, DC 20003
Metro stop: Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit
Free admission. Donations accepted.
Fri-Sat: Noon-1 am
Sun, Wed, Thu: Noon-10 pm