ARTOMATIC OPENING NIGHT:

What a night last night. Artomatic was packed, with about 3,800 people passing through, and it definitely felt like it, especially in those narrow office hallways! But it was nice to see so many people show up. Family and friends were nice enough to come (thank you!) and I ran into a lot of artists including Jared Davis, Dana Ellyn, Ana U. Davis, Matt Sesow, Scott Brooks, and Matt Dunn.

If you didn’t make it to Artomatic last night, plan on doing so, and please stop by my wall on the 6th floor in Blue 6D41. Here’s the info:

ARTOMATIC 2007
April 13–May 20, 20072121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.Metro stop: Crystal CityFree admission. Donations accepted

HOURS: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon–10 p.m.Thursday: Noon–11 p.m.Friday, Saturday: Noon–1 a.m.Closed Mondays


Artomatic, the Washington, D.C., area’s eclectic, engaging — and occasionally even eye-popping— arts extravaganza is back this spring and promises to be more of a draw than ever before.

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic is the region’s one-of-a-kind multimedia art featuring more than 600 regional artists and performers. The free five-week event, to be held April 13–May 20, will feature nearly 90,000 square feet of paintings, sculptures, photography and other creative work.