March 1, 2024

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Daily Campello Art News: Artomatic memories

Daily Campello Art News: Artomatic memories

Wednesday, November 9th and Busboys and Poets from 6 – 8 pm.

This Artomatic event is FREE to the public.


In 1999 a handful of visual artists decided to take control of their need for space to be seen, heard and experienced. Douglas Development offered them the 90,000 square foot Historic Manhattan Laundry on Florida Avenue, NW between 14th and 13th Streets. 

On Wednesday, November 9th they will discuss their unique effort to provide open access to all artists, on a first come-first-serve basis. Structured so participating artists would contribute their time and skills to organize the space that would be free to the public. 

HEAR THEIR STORY Wednesday, November 9th and Busboys and Poets from 6 – 8 pm. This Artomatic event is FREE to the public.

I did AOM 2 and 3 waaaay back…. Many of today’s top DC artists have Art-O-Matic in their resume: the late Manon Cleary, Dan Steinhilber, Adam Bradley, Scott Hutchison, the Dumbacher brothers, Renee Stout, Tim Tate, Michael Clark, Allison Miner, Jordan Tierney, Richard Dana, Graham Cladwell, Judy Jashinsky, Richard Chartier, and many, many others.

Here’s my review of the third AOM from 20 years ago!  A different review for another long-gone magazine is here.