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Artomatic Crystal City

Through this Saturday, May 6th
1800 S. Bell Street

This is the final week to celebrate the arts in all their forms at Artomatic. Come out with family. Come out with friends. Just come out, before it's too late!

  • Poetry Open Mic Hits the Stage - Wednesday at 6:30pm: Find your inner voice and join a Poetry Open Mic party!
  • The Artomatic Masquerade - Friday, 7:00pm: Come Dressed as Your Favorite Character - Movies, Anime, Music, Books, History (it's up to you) and Dance to KPop & JPop. The best costume wins a fabulously geeky prize.
  • Artomatic 2017 Closing Night Party - Saturday 7:00pm: Dance to the music of bands playing all nigh at Artomatic's grand finale! Celebrate fashion with the Washington Designers Trunk Show featuring designs by Corjor International, Clyopatra Couture, Moxy Lounge, Nandi Collection, and Renee France Designs.
  • Happy Hour - Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Enjoy a Final Week of Fantastic Programming including music, film, dance, and drawing sessions. See the calendar.

Sparket: A Creative Market

Returns Thursday, May 4 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1900 Crystal Drive

The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive with Sparket – A Creative Market for a Spring Market from May to June. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents.

First Fridays in Crystal City

Every First Friday of the Month
Art Underground - 1800 S. Bell Street; 2100 Crystal Drive; 2200 Crystal Drive

Head to Crystal City on the first Friday of every month for a healthy dose of arts in the Art Underground. Featured this month:

  • Catch the free opening reception for the Gallery Underground, "small works/BIG IMPACT
  • Jam at ArtJamz Underground for a special First Fridays discounted rate of $15
  • Take a stroll along the FotoWalk exhibit "Art in the Every Day" curated by ExposedDC.
  • Ukulele jam session at the pop-up library. Try, learn, practice, and share at this low key jam session. A limited number of ukulele's will be available, but participants can bring their own!
  • Squeeze in a final visit to Artomatic before it closes on Saturday. Simply peruse the artwork or come dressed as your favorite character - Movies, Anime, Music, Books, History, etc - to Artomatic's Masquerade Ball and dance to KPop & JPop. Best costume wins a fabulously geeky prize.
  • Get ready for summer wine sipping on the patio, deck or at the neighborhood BBQ. The Crystal City Wine Shop will have some appropriate wines for your tasting pleasure, FREE!
  • Afterwards, swing by Kora Restaurant on Crystal Drive for weekly live jazz while you dine starting at 7:30pm.


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