Friday, March 21, 2008

Artomatic is BACK!!!

Yes, folks, the rumors are TRUE! ARTOMATIC 2008 is coming!

Where: The Capitol Plaza I Building, 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Metro Station: Red Line, New York Ave., M street exit.

When: May 9 – June 15. Site Selection for visual artists will be held April 12–15.

Registration Is Open! Go to www.artomatic.org to sign up and get on their e-mail list for updates!

Who: You! Registration and the new 2008 Artomatic website will be opening soon. Artomatic will send out an email alert when you can begin registering online if you go to their site and sign up for the newsletter.

Questions? Read the press release and check out the discussions on the Artomatic forums at artDC.org.

ALL HANDS MEETING

It takes a legion of volunteers to move Artomatic from rumor to reality. If you've always vowed to get involved, here's your chance.

Performing Arts? Visual Arts? Event Management? Marketing and Development? There's a place for everyone so come on down, learn more, and join a committee. The meeting will be held on-site, 10th floor, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2 p.m.

Can't make the meeting but still want to volunteer?

For general inquiries, email volunteer@artomatic.org
For Performing Arts committee, email Perform@artomatic.org
For Visual Arts, email Visual@artomatic.org
For Marketing and Development, email Event@artomatic.org
For Events Planning and Management, marketing@artomatic.org

ARTOMATIC HAPPY HOUR

Wednesday, April 2nd, 6-8 pm at The Science Club, 1136 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20036. Come on out!

Artomatic Happy Hour happens the 1st Wednesday of every month. The next meet up will be Wednesday, May 7th.

What is ARTOMATIC??
Up to 800 artists and 50,000 visitors expected in D.C.’s most exciting new neighborhood

The NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) will host this year’s Artomatic, the Washington, D.C. area’s homegrown art extravaganza. From May 9 through June 15, 2008, up to 800 local and regional artists will exhibit their works on eight floors of the Capitol Plaza 1 building, located at 1st and M Streets, N.E., just one block from the New York Avenue Metro station.

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic transforms an unfinished indoor space into an exciting and incredibly diverse arts event that is free and open to the public. In addition to displays and sales by hundreds of artists, the event features free musical, dance, and theater performances; holiday celebrations; films; educational presentations; and much more.

This year’s Artomatic, occupying 200,000 square feet at Capitol Plaza 1, will be the largest to date. Designed by renowned architect Shalom Baranes and owned by an affiliate of The Polinger Company, Capitol Plaza 1 offers 293,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space, with dramatic Capitol and city views from the upper floors.

“We are thrilled to partner with Artomatic in an event that will bring tens of thousands of people to NoMa,” said Elizabeth Price, president of the NoMa BID. “It is a great opportunity to showcase the transformation that is underway in NoMa and infuse it with the energy and creativity of the artistic community.”

"Artomatic has come back to its roots in D.C. with our largest event ever,” said George Koch, Chair of Artomatic. “We are excited about our partnership with the NoMa BID and their help in bringing this new space to our attention. Artomatic 2008 will have an abundance of exhibit and performance space that will be open to all — from recognized artists to undiscovered talents.”

Registration for artists and performers who wish to participate in Artomatic will be open soon. To stay up to date on the event details and schedule, visit www.artomatic.org and sign up to receive the Artomatic newsletter.

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About the NoMa BID:
NoMa is an emerging mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station in Washington, D.C. Private developers have invested almost $2 billion in 2007–2008 alone, with plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID over the next 10 years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, see the BID Web site at www.nomabid.org.

About Artomatic:
Artomatic is a creative community that collaborates to produce and present a free arts spectacular. Participation is open to all, from recognized artists to undiscovered talents, who work in a variety of arts forms. In partnership with the development community, Artomatic transforms unused building space into a playground for expression, serves as a catalyst for community growth in up-and-coming neighborhoods, and helps to grow our creative economy. The nonprofit Artomatic organization is headed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artomatic.org.

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