Fri, 05/18/2012 - 6:00pm - Sat, 06/23/2012 - 1:00am
Where |1851 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA
1851 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA
Crystal City, VA
About This Event
Artomatic returns to Crystal City in 2012 for its signature free arts event, to be held in the biggest Artomatic building ever, from May 18 - July 1. At its last event in 2009, Artomatic attracted over 75,000 visitors to see work by over 1,500 artists and performers. The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is thrilled to announce that Artomatic will take over the Transwestern Presidential Tower at 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway in Crystal City, VA, with a special opening night celebration on May 18.
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. Anyone can show art at Artomatic - there is no criteria to participate, and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis - so it’s a great way to discover new art.
Every night of the event, thousands of people visit Artomatic to discover new art, grab a drink, listen to music, go on dates, and mingle with the creative community. Artomatic features dozens of daytime art workshops for kids. (Please know that some art displayed at Artomatic may be inappropriate for children). No matter what kind of creative events you like, you’ll find something to like at Artomatic.
“Crystal City is the perfect partner to take Artomatic to the next level in 2012. With the largest exhibit space we’ve ever had, we’re excited to host the biggest event in Artomatic’s history,” said George Koch, an original founder of Artomatic. “No matter what kind of creative events you like, you’ll find something you like at Artomatic. Come explore new art, listen to music, enjoy a film, or visit our fashion show!”
“Artomatic was our first big event,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID. “That outstanding partnership helped us send the message that Crystal City was poised to transform. It also provided a new model for projects that Artomatic has successfully replicated with several other BIDs. We are thrilled to work together again, to celebrate how far we’ve all come, and to see how many amazing things we can accomplish this time around.”
Visitors will enjoy easy access to Artomatic with the Crystal City METRO Station, as well as plenty of parking and great restaurants nearby.
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.
What: Artomatic 2012, an arts spectacular in the heart of Crystal City.
When: Friday, May 18 – Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Where: Transwestern Presidential Tower at 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway in
Crystal City, VA.
METRO: Blue and Yellow lines to Crystal City.
Who: Artists, and everyone. This event is free.
Event Registration: Registration details on how to exhibit work, perform, or volunteer at
Artomatic will be available soon. Please subscribe to Artomatic by email or Facebook, and check the Artomatic website for updates.