Friday, March 16, 2012

Art-O-Mat

Art-O-Mat ~ a rehabilitated cigarette vending machine which dispenses Art


This is the brainchild of North Carolina Artist, Clark Whittington. In 1997, Whittington converted a cigarette vending machine into a unique method of selling and dispensing palm size art. 

Each machine has been carefully given a new lease on Life.


Most Artwork sells for $5 each and each piece of Art is wrapped in cellophane and may include anything from earrings to beaded key-chains to illustrations to collages.


Approx. 400 Artists from 10 countries participate. Currently there are 100 Art-O-Mat machines across the US.




4 comments:

Aine said...

these are awesome!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those old vending machines are works of art themselves! I remember buying ciggies out of them -- but you paid a lot more for them, so it was only in an emergency.

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Where to you find all these interesting articles?! Very cool! :-)

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Lovely blog! And the Art-O-Mat machines are just the coolest! I'm a new follower ~ ♥♥
Best,
Anne