Art-O-Mat Art Vending Machines

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MineFull says

Anyone heard of, or purchased from Art-O-Matic machines?

www.artomat.org/home.html

from their website:
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.

Posted at 4:16pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

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DjinnGlass says

I wanted to take a day trip to some teeny eastern village in quebec to go to a store that had one of these, but I got vetoed on that.

ONE day, I will own something from there, cause it looks like FUN.

Posted at 4:19pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

I wish I could find one--I've heard about them--thanks for the link...

Posted at 4:19pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

I've heard of them but haven't been to one yet - hoping to check out the one in Asheville, NC sometime.

Posted at 4:20pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

I've heard of them...they sound so fun!

Posted at 4:20pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

there is one like this at a shop in Madison!

Posted at 4:39pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

I have not personally seen it but there is one in a restaurant 'Mary's Of Course' downtown Winston Salem- NC.

Posted at 4:40pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

fuzzybunny says

There's one in the Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier, VT.

Posted at 4:41pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

what a great idea!

How do you go about submitting art?

Posted at 4:41pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT

There's a guy making his own versions in the building where I have my studio, I have art in two of his machines, one's a former condom dispenser and one's an old cigarette machine, so cool!

I blogged about it:

madeinlowell.blogspot.com/2008/02/vendzart.html

Posted at 4:43pm Mar 26, 2008 EDT