Quick Fix — Art*O*Mat Vending Machines
What is an Art-o-mat?
Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art.
For less than the price of a pack of cigarettes, you can get your own little pieces of art. A much healthier habit if you need to have one. And, so much more fulfilling than a few drags.
Each Art-o-Mat selection costs $5; half goes directly to the artist, $1.50 to the host and $1 for machine maintenance. Pick the artist, pull the machine knob on the converted cigarette machine and you get – not only a thrill – but also an original work of art in miniature form. That’s all you need to know to become an instant art collector.
Over 400 artists contribute their work. See some examples here and an ABC News clip below.