Artomatic 2009 Poster(Originally published on Huffington Post)

Hypothesis: confirmed. Artomatic’s 2009 showcase showdown is ready to rock it in style.

Days after City Paper’s 2009 BESTof readers choice issue named Artomatic DC’s next best arts festival, registration response to this year’s event has been incredible.

Over 900 artists + 100 performances are set to exhibit when Artomatic hits Half Street’s 55 M St. SE – above the Navy Yard Metro station in DC’s Capitol Riverfront – from May 29 – July 5.

Artists, bands + filmmakers can register to exhibit at

We are at a little over 450 paid registrations and they are coming in at a rate of 5 each minute. This is off the hook,” Artomatic Chair George Koch wrote event organizers
two hours into open registration.

The space is awesome. Completely empty, brand new building and ready to showcase in epic fashion. During installation, Artomatic artists will transform nine floors of raw building space into the largest unjuried creative playground around DC.

Read more on the record-breaking event response in Artomatic’s social media release and view photos of the event space on DC’s Mixed Media District blog.

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