May 9 – June 15, 2008
Capitol Plaza building, located at 1200 First Street, NE
(at the corner with M Street)
Washington, DC 20002
Metro stop: Red Line, New York Ave./Florida Ave./Gallaudet Univ.
(M Street exit)
Free admission. Donations accepted
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5 pm – 10 pm
Fridays and Saturdays: Noon – 2 am
Sundays: Noon – 10 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
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.
The NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) will host this year’s homegrown art extravaganza, Artomatic. From May 9 through June 15, 2008, hundreds of local and regional artists will exhibit their works throughout the Capitol Plaza building, located at First and M Streets, N.E., just one block west of 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, will be the largest to date. Designed by the renowned architect Shalom Baranes and owned by Polinger, Shannon & Luchs, Capitol Plaza offers 293,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space, with dramatic Capitol and city views from the upper floors.