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Artomatic@Frederick welcomes
everyone to the most amazing
art playground in the area!!

And it's FREE to the public!!

115 and 117 E Church Street,
Frederick, MD See map

When: September 4th thru October 5th 2013  

  Exhibit Hours   Alcohol Serving Hours
Monday Closed    
Tuesday Closed    
Wednesday 3 pm - 9 pm    
Thursday 3 pm - 9 pm   5 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 12 pm - 11 pm   5 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday 9 am - 11 pm   5 pm – 10:30 pm 
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm    

Quick Links
General Information
Maps and Brochures
Lounges and Concessions
Art Purchases
Alcohol Rules
From out of town?

Do we take donations? Absolutely! Artomatic@Frederick is a 501(c)3 non-profit event and is staffed completely by volunteers. There are significant operating expenses associated with producing an event of this magnitude so any and all contributions are sincerely appreciated! Lean about the impact art has on the community and about donating here.

There are several ways to contribute:
You can go to the sponsorship page, download the form, and simply follow the instructions on the page.

Of course it is much more fun to donate in person and receive a gift!
For a $10 donation receive a cool Artomatic glass
   – includes a free drink coupon!
For a $15 donation receive a cool Artomatic hat
For a $15 donation you receive a free Artomatic T-shirt. Get all 3 for $30!
For a $40 donation receive a glass, hat, and T-shirt!

Maps and Brochures
I have a friend who has an exhibit. How do I find him/her? Just inside the main entrance of each building are Welcome areas with information tables where event brochures and visitor maps can be picked up. Brochures will also be available in other areas throughout the building such as sponsor lounges. These amazing brochures contain an Artist directory identifying the building and room of most artists. For your convenience, floor plans are also included in the brochure.

Visitor maps will be also be available. These are very similar to the floor plans shown in the brochure but contain some updated venue information that visitors may find useful. Download the visitor map here.

In addition to artist and building information, these brochures contain other useful tidbits such as:

  • Detailed information on performances and bands
  • Calendars
  • Demonstrations
  • Special Events

Lounges and Concessions
Sponsor Lounges are located on most floors of both buildings. They are identified on the visitor map. We encourage everyone to visit the lounges and support the sponsors who play a key role in the success of this event. Lounges will host live entertainment during the course of the entire Artomatic event. Check the event calendar frequently as it will be updated as performances are booked.

Snacks and drinks are available at several concession stands in both buildings.

Art Purchases
I love that painting of a green and orange cupid with dragon wings holding a can of mace... and I just realized it is my wife’s birthday today. Can I purchase it?

YES! Most artwork is for sale. There are several ways to purchase that special gift:

To purchase art work on display at a designated artist’s display area, purchases must be arranged directly with the artist. Artist contact information will be provided. However, ALL art must remain in the buildings until the Artomatic event is over in October. This is primarily for security reasons. Since negotiations are private and artists may be present for only a small percentage of the time, the Artomatic volunteers cannot tell if a sale has been made or somebody is trying to steal a piece of art work or if somebody just finds a piece of art strongly displeasing.

The second way to purchase art is at the Artists’ Markets. There are two market spaces, rooms 28 and 29 in building 2 that Artists’ rent to facilitate selling their work to the public. Up to five artists at a time can share a market space with different artists rotating each day.


So you think you have seen everything that Frederick has to offer?

Check out this incredible five week event in two buildings with 40,000 square feet of art!! When you visit you will experience:

Art Exhibits (Over 300 artists)
Live Musical Performances
Every Friday and Saturday Night!!
The best bands in the area!All types of music!
Full stage with lighting and professional sound system

Live entertainment in the lounges
Theatrical Performances
Film Screenings
Poetry Readings
Student Art Performances
Interactive Workshops for the entire family
and much more...

General Information

  • Cameras are permitted. Flashes are permitted unless specifically noted otherwise.
  • Backpacks are allowed within both buildings. There are no storage areas available for personal belongings so everyone must maintain control of their possessions for the entire visit.
  • Concessions and alcohol obtained on the premises will be allowed in the galleries. We ask that you please respect the Artists’ work and exercise common sense by keeping food and beverages away from all art work
  • Strollers are permitted – if you can carry them up the stairs. There is no elevator access!
  • Neither of the two buildings are handicap accessible. Because of the age of the building and local codes, there no ADA requirements for these spaces.
  • Cell phones are allowed. If you must talk, we ask that you respect fellow visitors and keep conversations short and quiet or simply step outside.

Alcohol Rules
Alcohol is new for this event! This year alcohol will be served and consumed in building 2 (117 E. Church St). The following are some general rules pertaining to the acquiring and consumption of alcohol:

  • Alcohol is only permitted in building 2. Visitors are free to consume alcohol anywhere within the building.
  • There will be two serving locations – both identified on the visitor maps.
  • Beer, wine, and sangria will be available
  • You must be 21 or older to acquire and consume alcohol. Everyone who acquires or consumes alcohol must wear a wristband indicating that you are at least 21 years of age. As a condition of our license, everyone must consent to showing a valid ID upon request even if you already have a wrist band. This request could come at anytime during your visit.
  • Servers have a right to refuse to serve anyone
  • Alcoholic drinks may not leave the premises. The entrance will be monitored full time by event staff.
  • No alcohol may be brought in from the outside

From out of town?
If you are coming from out of town and especially if do not visit Frederick frequently, check out the following links for ways to make your visit more exciting or for some great reasons to extend your stay!!

Downtown Frederick Partnership