You either love it or hate, but either way Artomatic is back in the DC area.
For the uninitated, Artomatic is a large scale event that puts an unjuried art show in an unused building. I've seen it's various incarnations in old hardware stores, office buildings and factories all across the city. Some, particular the critics at the Washington Post, feel that it's a waste of time, effort and space since each work is not a piece of heart-wrenching genius.
But that's not the point. The point is to get a bunch of work by artists all together in one space. Many of them are artists who don't show regularly, so yes the quality can be uneven. But the dialog between the pieces and the overall atmosphere is great fun.
Here's the info:
April 13–May 20, 2007
2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.
Metro stop: Crystal City
Free admission. Donations accepted
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon–10 p.m.
Thursday: Noon–11 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: Noon–1 a.m.