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Washington’s biggest art extravaganza returns!

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Time to Sign-up for Art-O-Matic

Art-O-Matic is back for 2004!

Art-O-Matic, Washington’s favorite art, music, theater, poetry, dance, and film extravaganza will open November 12th and run through December 5, 2004.

More than 1,000 area artists, writers, and performers will transform an exciting space at 800 3rd St. NE into an open showcase for thousands of works, hundreds of performances, and dozens of educational presentations and discussions. Nearby Union Station provides easy Metro and there’s plenty of parking.

In 1999, a group of artists were inspired to create a grassroots art show at the old Manhattan Laundry building, which inspired the name: Art-O-Matic. The year 2000 brought a bigger, better Art-O-Matic and an even larger show debuted on Halloween in 2002.

Art-O-Matic 2004 is being presented with partner Abdo Development, a D.C.-based development and construction company that will be re-developing this year’s Art-O-Matic site after the show is over, including a complete restoration of the site’s historic buildings. Abdo specializes in the restoration, preservation, and conversion of distressed buildings throughout the District and has been widely credited with leading the revitalization of the 14th Street, NW corridor. Abdo is very excited to be providing the venue for Art-O-Matic 2004, and helping to continue the revitalization of H Street, NE.

Art-O-Matic shows have drawn 20,000 to 50,000 visitors, who come to look, absorb, question, and identify what they like from this community of artists. The shared discovery between the audience and artist is what makes Art-O-Matic unique and rewarding for all. There’s something for everyone!

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