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Art-o-Carton: 10 Artworks

Art-o-Carton: 10 Artworks

Artists in Cellophane

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The Chrysler Museum Shop is home to one of the famous Art-o-Mat art vending machines located throughout the United States and abroad. Stocked with tiny pieces of hand-made art, Art-o-Mat is a fun way to become an art collector, engage with art, and support artists.

If you're not able to make it to the Chrysler to select and pull the handle yourself, we're happy to do it for you! Each carton is randomly packed with ten (10) different pieces of art from the Chrysler's Art-o-mat machine. Perfect for sending gifts for a group or stocking up your own collection. If you have a specific request, please write it in the order notes section at checkout.

  • 10 randomly selected artworks
  • Includes shipping within the 48 contiguous US
  • Product type: Art-O-Mat
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.5 × 13.0 × 4.5 inches  (11.4 × 33.0 × 11.4 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 lb (36.0 oz; 1021 g)

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The Art-O-Mat was born in 1997 when artist Clark Whittington (Winston-Salem, NC) exhibited a selection of his paintings at a local café, the Penny Universitie. Alongside the paintings, Whittington dispensed his photographs from a then-recently banned cigarette vending machine. At the conclusion of the exhibit, café owner Cynthia Giles asked Whittington to make the machine a permanent installation. It was at this point that the two rounded up local artists to participate in what would soon become a National sensation.

Now, more than 25 years later, Art-O-Mat vending machines distribute artwork in more than 200 locations nationally and internationally at the low price of $5. Venues include cafés and hair salons, along with galleries, art museums, and even casinos. Each machine is a lovingly restored antique cigarette vending machine uniquely decorated by Whittington and his team.

Featured in major magazines (NewsweekArt NewsSouthern Living, and Reader's Digest among others) and news outlets (ABC, The Washington Post), Art-O-Mat's mission is to increase access to art and provide exposure and promotional support to artists. (Participating artists receive the largest share of proceeds from the machines.)

The curated selection in each machine varies, and artists are encouraged to submit prototypes to Artists In Cellophane for review and possible inclusion in the program. 

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