Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I love Art-O-Mat's slogan "Don't go around artless!" Art-O-Mat machines are retired cigarette machines converted to vend affordable art. Each piece of art is only $5. I think it's a little-bit-of-wonderful to take something that dispensed cigarettes and turn it into an art vending machine. Tom and I went down to the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis - a fabulous museum dedicated to Western and Native American art and cultural objects. I knew they were suppose to have an Art-O-Mat there, and I was looking forward to finding it.

Once I did, I pulled the knob to get this treasure. Trees is a painting by Ardis Moonlight. Isn't that a great name for an artist? I think Ardis is also a writer, but I couldn't find a blog or website for her. You can learn more about the interesting history of the Art-O-Mat here. You can see if there is an Art-O-Mat near you by going here. You can learn more about the Eiteljorg Museum here. Don't go around artless!


  1. I had never heard of this... what a neat idea! I'll have to see if there is one around here!

  2. Very cool. I've never heard of an Art-O-Mat either.

  3. Whoopeeeeee... for whoever came up with this one. Thanks Jane, for sharing this.

  4. Isn't this the neatest thing!! I have heard of them, but I've never seen one in person. Will have to check to see if there is one near me.


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