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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Artomatic 2009: Celebrating 10 years of bringing art and community together across the District

Artomatic 10th Anniversary Square-ish Banner
55 M Street, S.E. (at the corner with Half Street above the Navy Yard Metro)
Washington, DC

May 29–July 5, 2009
Opening night, Friday May 29!!

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Artomatic will be bringing its trademark one-of-a-kind multimedia arts event to Half Street’s 55 M St, SE in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in 2009. In 2008, Artomatic attracted 52,500 visitors and 1,540 participating artists.

In conjunction with the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District and Monument Realty, Artomatic will be presenting more than five weeks of art, music, theater, workshops and more — all of it free for visitors.

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic transforms an unfinished indoor space into an exciting and diverse arts event that is free and open to the public. In addition to displays by hundreds of artists, the event features free films, educational presentations and children’s activities, as well as musical, dance, poetry, theater and other performances over the course of five weeks. Artomatic is an unjuried event and registration is open to all artists, from professionals to beginners.

Artomatic 2009
is being held in a 275,000 square feet LEED Silver Class A office building developed by Monument Realty.

Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 12 noon – 1 a.m.; Sundays, 12 noon – 10 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Metro stop: Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit

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