"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, May 24, 2010

Art-O-Mat

What is an Art-O-Mat? It's an old vending machine refurbished to dispense small works of art by various artists! There are many locations throughout the country where these can be found, but I just discovered that one location is just a few miles from where I live and is actually in the town where I previously lived, Keller, TX! (So, any locals reading my blog, check it out!)

You can find out more about this clever idea at www.artomat.org. As for the Keller location, it is called Art251 (www.art251.com) and is in the Keller Town Center (251 Town Center Place). As I understand it, there is a size limitation (it's in a vending machine-duh) and most are priced at about $5. What a great way to support artists and receive a tiny work of art in return. I can't wait to see this firsthand!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

How cool is that?! I have heard about these but did not realize that there was one right at our back door. I'll have to check that out.

Robin said...

I wouldn't have thought there would be one in Keller of all places! Usually they are in "big" cities!! Sounds like something to check out.

Linda Cain said...

This is just too cool! Amazing!

April Hummert said...

Oh how cool! Can't wait to check it out!

Becca said...

That is so neat--I use to live in Keller, TX, too! I will have to make a quick visit. Thanks!

Rhonda said...

Guess we are adding another item to the summer list of things to do! So awesome! Thanks for the find.

Vicki C said...

NOW "THIS" IS COOL!!! Wow.. I am loving it!!