CRYSTAL CITY, VA — Registration is now open for artists and performers to display work at Artomatic 2012, the DC area’s biggest free arts event, being held from May 18 to June 23 in Crystal City at Vornado/Charles E. Smith's 1851 South Bell Street. Artists, performers, filmmakers, and creatives of all types may now register to participate in Artomatic at www.artomatic.org.
Anyone can participate in Artomatic - there are no criteria to register, and space is allocated on a first-come, first serve basis. At its last event in 2009, Artomatic attracted more than 76,000 visitors to see work by more than 1,200 artists, and more than 600 performances. This year, Artomatic expects to attract even more artists, performers, and visitors than ever before.
Artomatic is well known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that celebrate creativity and create a unique and exciting event for tens of thousands of visitors - all free to visit.
Every night of the event, thousands of people visit Artomatic to discover new art, listen to music, go on dates, grab a drink, and mingle with the creative community. Artomatic features dozens of daytime art workshops for kids and adults. No matter what kind of creative events you enjoy, you’ll find something to like at Artomatic.
“We are very excited for this year’s artists to exhibit at Artomatic,” says Barry Schmetter, Artomatic’s Event Director. “It’s always amazing to see the variety of work displayed by our artists and performers, and exciting to see how much our visitors enjoy discovering new art.”
“Artomatic was our first big event, which showcased the transformation of Crystal City while establishing our role as a vibrant hub for arts culture,” says Angela Fox, president of the Crystal City Business Improvement District. “We’re excited to conduct an even bigger event this year that reflects Crystal City’s next wave of creativity and redevelopment.”
For the latest information about the event, how to participate, and when to visit, subscribe to Artomatic by email or Facebook, and check the Artomatic website for updates.