I mentioned last week
that an ANC 6D commissioner said that Artomatic
could be coming to Near Southeast in 2009; there's still no official announcement, but a message was just sent out to the Artomatic mailing list inviting people to a Dec. 20 party at Onyx on First
: "Gear up with the Artomatic squad for the inside scoop on Artomatic 2009 and find out how you can be involved." The party is from 1 pm to 3 pm, and the e-mail also says that "after the volunteer party we'll head over to Axiom Lounge for the 1st annual Capitol Yards Chili Cook-off." (First I've heard of that event, so I don't have any particulars on it.) One might think it strange that they'd be doing these events in the neighborhood if it weren't going to be Artomatic's home in 2009.
The e-mail also mentions RSVP'ing for the Dec. 20 happy hour on Facebook
(which requires you to be logged in)--however, if you visit the event page or the main Artomatic Facebook page
and you're not logged in, much of the text appears to be in Norweigan or Finnish or some similar language. Or else I really need new glasses.