Friday, March 28, 2008

ART-O-MAT... An Art Vending Machine


While poking around ETSY the other day, I came across a thread called "Art-o-Mat." The name sounded cool, so I clicked on it. I instantly fell in love with this idea... (and I found out that there is one about 15 minutes away from me in Indianapolis!)

What is an Art-o-mat? 
Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are 82 active machines in various locations throughout the country. 


What do you get from an Art-o-mat? 
The experience of pulling the knob alone is quite a thrill, but you also walk away with an original work of art. What an easy way to become an art collector. 

Want to be an Artomat artist? 
There are around 400 contributing artists from 10 different countries currently involved in the Art*o*mat project. We are always searching for fresh work. 


*This information comes from www.artomat.org.

5 comments:

VanFleetStreetDesign said...

Nicole...
This is truly a terrific find! What a totally cool idea to turn cigarette machines into art vending machines! I am so thrilled that I now know about this and I am going to check into it further!! Thanks so much for the information!!
Brett

Kinichi River Designs said...

I had heard of this many years ago, but completely forgot about it. How nifty an idea, thoguht! And very lucky for you to have one nearby. If you ever go use it, please show us what you get! :)

CarlasCrew said...

What a fresh concept! Sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing this information.

Erin said...

I love the idea of this!

Barbara said...

Hey there,

I'm an artomat artist. Thanks for discussing this venue and promoting artists who vend their work.

Check some of my work at: sunfluerdesigns.blogspot.com

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