An Event Not to Miss - Artomatic through May 20
- I just like the way it looks
- I have an emotional reaction to it - happy, angry, sad, whatever
- I can keep looking at it, or go back and look at it again and still enjoy it
- It makes me thing
Artomatic is a simply fantastic event that will satisfy the art lover, hater, indifferent in all of us. It's got something for everyone. My untrained art critique would say that most of the art in the show tends towards the modern side, but by no means all of it. I even ran across a room of paintings by a classically trained artist - think Rembrandt look alikes. There's paintings, sculpture, PostSecret, and more.
And of course to top it all, you have a constant array of live performance. So when your brain needs a break from the art, check out a live performance.
If I have a complaint about Artomatic it is that is is so large it can be overwhelming. But for me, that means I a)move quickly past the things that don't immediately strike me and b)will go back multiple times.
Oh, and it also has late hours - so you can make an evening out of it, rather than trying to squeeze it in to normal museum type hours.
April 13–May 20, 2007
2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon–10 p.m.Thursday: Noon–11 p.m.Friday, Saturday: Noon–1 a.m.Closed Mondays
Photo by Flickr User: Daquella Manera