Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Countdown to Artomatic
and so the vault door is shut on installation, the prep work begins, and Opening Night for Artomatic X is this Friday, May 29th.
Over 1,000 visual artists have their work on display, and over the course of the 5 week event there will be over 600 performances as well as workshops, lectures, children's activities, film festivals, poetry readings... the list goes on and on.
If you have never been to Artomatic before - shame on you! It's free! Come on! This year the building is literally on top of the Nany Yard Metro stop, and two blocks from the new National's Park.
(for those old skool goths - it is two blocks south of where Nation/The Ballroom used to be.)
Opens this Friday at noon until 2am, and the event is here until July 5th. Open Wednesday-Sunday, see website for hours and special events. www.artomatic.org
I know 5 weeks seems like a long time but it goes by really fast - don't miss this one!
Me? I'm looking forward to hanging out with all the other artists and exploring the building that has some really kick ass art on display. That and getting my new tattoo completed at the British Ink Tattoo Time Machine on the 3rd floor of Artomatic.
A lot of hard work has gone into getting this building ready and getting the art in place - it has taken a lot of people many many hours behind the scenes to organize this event. Come out and share in the experience.
And if that doesn't get you in, the 4 bars with cheap beer (a lot cheaper than ballpark prices for the same brands - after the games stop in for a couple of cold ones!) might persuade you to stay.
at 9:31 PM