I was one of the original band of artists in 1999 lucky enough to create the first Artomatic. We were offered 100,000 square feet of empty, grubby, ill-lit, jumbled space and over the course of 6 weeks we colonized it and transformed it into a vibrant beachhead of every possible kind of art and artist. And in many ways, we forged a community of artists who before that been scattered throughtout the city in our own small spaces. Then, two months and 20,000 viewers later, we deconstructed it, leaving just the spirit behind. Since then, Artomatic has become a DC institution, but my hope is that it will always maintain the spirit of spontaneity, surprise, openness and a little craziness that brought it to life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
A large piece that I made onsite during Artomatic now hangs in the District of Columbia City Hall.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Hire a small full time staff
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
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