Artomatic 419! is one of the region's largest multimedia arts event. This year, Artomatic 419! will feature more than 500 visual, literary, and performing artists in a 50,000 square foot former warehouse space. Featuring two floors of stunning visual arts, a former CYO church filled with sculpture and installations, three stages of entertainment, and much, much more, Artomatic 419! is one of Toledo's most highly anticipated arts events of the year. The 2013 installment of Artomatic 419! will take place at 911 N. Summit Street in the former Metropolitan Distributing Building on April 13th, 20th & 27th from 11am to 11pm each Saturday. More than 500 visual, performing, and literary artists will participate, with more than 10,000 guests attending over the three weekends.
911 N. Summit St. (2 blocks north of the MLK Jr. Bridge)
3 Saturdays - April 13, 20 & 27, 11am-11pm
Free and Open to the Public - Free Parking
Art - Live Music - Performances - Film - Installations - Food - Much More
Artomatic 419! features a multimedia display of area artists and artwork, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, handmade items, installations, metal work, and everything in between, plus performances of music, poetry, dance, and dramatic arts.
About Artomatic 419!
Artomatic 419! aims to highlight, connect, and promote Toledo's creative community by creating an atmosphere for artists to network and interact while providing an open-to-all opportunity for artists to exhibit their work. In turn, Artomatic 419! helps to showcase to the community and general public the wide array of artists and styles and the vast amount of talent that Toledo-area creatives have to offer. Artomatic 419! is inspired by the original Artomatic held annually in Washington D.C., founded by Bowling Green native, George Koch.
Since 2006 when the program was established, Artomatic 419! has contributed to a coherent, cohesive arts scene in Toledo, encouraging boundary-pushing experimentation, along with networking and professional development. Artomatic 419! is a biennial event, being held every other year in a different location, primarily is un-used, or under-used buildings that can benefit from public exposure. Artomatic 419! offers opportunity and space for local artists to showcase their talents, new ideas, current projects, or artistic collaborations to their community. The event is open to any artist of any caliber, and in any stage of their career. Artomatic 419! hopes to engage a larger audience for the arts as well as to provide a forum for continuing to build the Toledo arts community. Learn more about the history of Artomatic 419! here.
Artomatic 419! is a program of The Arts Commission's Live Work Create Toledo initiative, which helps drive cultural tourism in Toledo while fostering economic development and revitalization through the arts. Additional Live Work Create Toledo programs include The Gallery Loop & Holiday Loop series, Thursday Art Walk series, and SoundTrek Live Music Experience.
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