artomatic 2009 is in full swing through july 5th. located at 55 m street, se, this year's extravaganza features over 1000 visual artists and 600 performing artists. there are four stages, four bars and a lounge on each floor. did i mention it is free? there's tons going on this weekend, from sock puppet work shops to storytelling for the kids, film screenings of all types and a zombie prom. dont forget to check out the peeps diorama exhibit. sweet!