Yesterday, I drove out to Frederick, MD to paint and install my Artomatic space.
The building being used is the former home of the Frederick County Public Schools board of education, and I think before that, it was an actual school building. It’s a really great space for the show. The old building is filled with all sorts of interesting winding rooms and built in shelves and alcoves that artists are taking full advantage of for installations. In the “attic” of the building, there is an old gymnasium and stage with a dark, aged wooden floor and rafters and huge windows looking out over the city. They are using that space for large sculptural installations and performances during the event.
Artomatic will run from Sept. 28th – Nov. 6th, 2011. There will be many performances and special events throughout the run. There are over 300 artists exhibiting and performing.