It took a year of fundraising and volunteering from some very dedicated DCA members and artists to bring Art-o-mat® Downriver in March of 2016. Many volunteers created small bits of art that we sold in $5 Art Grab Bags to raise the money needed purchase the machine. We are proud to host this machine containing artwork from artists all over the world!
Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the world. About 400 contributing artists are currently involved. As if the experience of pulling the knob and hearing “kurplunk” isn’t fun enough, you also walk away with an original work of art. What an easy way to become an art collector - the art is only $5 a piece!
If you want to read more about Art-o-mat® and its mission, click here.