Arts District: Art-o-Mat

Arts District: Art-o-Mat


– And finally, we’ve
got our eyes on art all across the state, you won’t believe
what our partners in the city of Thornton
found and shared with us. – Original artwork
and a whole new life for a vintage cigarette machine. Check this out! (machine buzzing) – Hi, I’m Erica Grossman
with Anythink Libraries and this is our new
Art-O-Mat on display at Anythink Wright Farms. The Art-O-Mat is a refurbished
old cigarette machine, there’s a company
based in North Carolina that takes all these
old cigarette machines and turns them into
art vending machines. And we’re lucky enough
to have one here at Anythink Wright Farms. The Art-O-Mat makes art
really accessible to people, so for just five dollars, you can get an
original piece of art from one of the 400 contributing
artists to the Art-O-Mat, it might be an
original oil painting, it might be water color, we have earrings in here, we have poetry, and it’s
fun, it’s whimsical, it’s something that
surprises and delights and there’s
something really cool about putting just
five dollars in and walking away with
an original piece of art that you get to call your own. – Thanks to the city of Thornton
for sharing this segment, plus here’s a really cool fact, Lisa Wilson, the producer, used her iPhone to record
and edit the entire story, solid work Lisa! – That’s so cool! We’ve also learned that
there are Art-O-Mats across the country, more info for both
Anythink Libraries and these cool vending machines can be found at the
links on your screen.

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