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!