Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Ever wondered what would happen if artists ruled the world? If Artomatic is any indication, thousands of them would come out of hiding and fill empty spaces with handmade things. What is Artomatic, you say. It's an art event of the biggest scale.

Photo by Davin Tarr

Take one brand new, empty, nine-story building. Add a few plywood walls, a stage or three, and a handful of comfy chairs. Then invite any and all artists to show off their work. This year there are over 1000 visual artists, hundreds of live performances, films, and activities for kids and adults.

Sculpture by Laurel Lukaszewski

Three BEST crafters are showing their artistic side at Artomatic this year. Visit Tarabu on the fourth floor, VW Studios on the eighth, and Miscelena on the ninth.

The exhibition opens this Friday night in a future office building on top of the Navy Yard Metro station in D.C. at 55 M Street SE. For detailed directions and a complete schedule of events, visit www.artomatic.org.