Opens: Friday, October 30 from 11am to 8pm
Artomatic returns for its signature free-art event to be held this year in Hyattsville, Maryland. Artomatic draws more than 1,000 artists and performers throughout the DC, Maryland and Virginia area to showcase their talents for a six-weeks-long free exhibition that routinely attracts more than 75,000 visitors.
This year, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation welcomes Artomatic to Prince George’s County in a 90,000-square-foot space, located at 8100 Corporate Drive in Hyattsville, with a Halloween-themed opening weekend celebration.
Artomatic is well-known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that create unique and exciting events for tens of thousands of visitors – all free to visit. Anyone can show art at Artomatic – it is non-juried and art is selected on a first-come, first-served basis – so it’s a great way to discover new art.
In addition to creative art, Artomatic also features a plethora of performing art forms throughout the exhibition: live music, dance, spoken word, comedy as well as professional development series and special events showcases. Every night of the event, thousands of people visit Artomatic to discover new art, grab a drink, listen to music, go on dates and mingle with the creative community. No matter what kind of creative events you like, you’ll find something to like at Artomatic.
“We’re excited to be working with the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation who, like Artomatic, understand the importance of art to help foster community,” said George Koch, Founder and Chair Emeritus. “Our diversity of artwork is unmatched because both emerging and established artists present their work side by side, which helps attract the broadest range of visitors.”
“It is our pleasure to host such a renowned art experience in Prince George’s County which complements the numerous arts offerings of the County and the Department of Parks and Recreation,” said Ronnie Gathers, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “Artomatic will also help provide visibility for the thriving artists and art districts in the community, like the Hyattsville Arts District.”
Visitors can access to Artomatic via the New Carrolton METRO Station, as well as plenty of parking and bus stops nearby.
- Wednesday and Thursdays: 5pm to 10pm
- Friday-Sunday: 11am to 8pm
Artomatic 2015 will be held at 8100 Corporate Dr., Hyattsville, MD. For the latest information about the event, how to participate, and when to visit, please subscribe to Artomatic by email or Facebook, or visit our website at www.artomatic.org.