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Art-o-Mat Locations: Find Active Spots Throughout The Country

From art museums to bus stations, art-o-matic locations are as diverse as they are numerous. Here’s where to find them at the moment.


Artist Clark Whittington, a conceptual artist that is, started Art-o-mat in 1997 to get affordable art into the hands of everyday people. The company has around 200 vending machines spread across the country, each selling various art creations at $5 a piece. At any given time, more than 300 local artists are selling art pieces in Art-o-mat’s network of vending machines.

The company gives its creators the artistic freedom to bring their wide-ranging imaginations to life. The kinds of art you can find in Art-o-mat old cigarette machine are as diverse as there are local artists in the network. This post is a location guide to help you find Art-o-mat installations near you and the rest of the country.

What Is an Art-o-matic Machine?

a man dispensing art from local artists from an art-o-mat vending machine
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Art-o-mats sell art using its vending machines, which are retired old cigarette vending machines refurbished and adapted to sell packaged art pieces mostly in art museums. Artist Clark Whittington notes that the decision to go with cigarette machines was because when he launched the business in 1997, they had been banned and became widely available. 

Art-o-mats that can be found in art museums can carry art from different local artists, just as vintage cigarette machines have varied brands of cigarettes. To get a piece of art from Art-o-mats, put a $5 bill in the bill acceptor, yank the knob where the item you want is, and voilà; out comes the piece of art!

Artist Clark Whittington says he got the idea to start selling art out of old cigarette machine when he saw his friend have a Pavlovian reaction to snack wrappers. The friend would hear a wrapper crinkle and then get an impulse to grab something from a snack vending machine. It is impressive how a successful art vending machine business can be born from such a simple observation. 

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The List of Official Art-o-mat Locations

Find official Art-o-mats that feature work from local artists at the following locations. The locations are listed by state, and the states and Washington, D.C., are listed alphabetically.

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There’s an Art-o-mat machine at Jule Collins Smith Museum at 901 S College St, Auburn, AL 36849.

There’s another machine at Huntsv Illustrated, a T-shirt shop at 2211 Seminole Dr. SW Studio 1019, Huntsville, AL 35805.


You can find an Art-o-mat machine in Alaska at 607 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503.


There’s an Art-o-mat machine at Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room at 158 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331.

There are two machines at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel at 1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

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There’s an Art-o-mat machine at The Momentary, an art space in downtown Bentonville at 507 SE E St, Bentonville, AR 72712.


California has 10 Art-o-mat installations at the following venues:

  • The Crocker Art Museum at 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Toni Rembe Theater at 415 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Sanford University (Residential Education Dept) at 450 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
  • San Carlos Library at 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070
  • New Museum Los Gotos (NUMU) at 106 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030
  • Downtown SLO at 1135 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Living Room at 125 Rochester St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Clients and Profits Worldwide at 4755 Oceanside Blvd #220, Oceanside, CA 92056
  • Two Art-o-mats at Artize Gallery LQ at 51351 Avenida Bermudas, La Quinta, CA 92253

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Colorado has six Art-o-mats. Aside from art museums you can find them at the following locations:

  • Ah Haa School for the Arts at 155 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Ivywild School at 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
  • HZEL, a bar and art community located at 1581 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
  • Very Special Arts Colorado/Access Gallery at 909 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
  • Anythink Wright Farms at 5877 E 120th Ave, Thornton, CO 80602
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History at 1030 Broadway Street UCB 218, Henderson Building, 1030 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309


There are seven Art-o-mats in Florida. You can find them at the following locations:

  • Studios of Key West, a non-profit, independent bookstore located at 533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Locust Projects, an art incubator in Miami located at 297 NE 67th St, Miami, FL 33138
  • Things I Like by Catherine, a contemporary art gallery in Naples located at 3954 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL 34112
  • Marco Island Center for the Arts, located at 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145
  • Polk Museum of Art at 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Lemon Street Market and Mercantile at 715 St. Johns Ave, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Riverside Arts Market at 715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Georgia has five Art-o-mart installations. You can find the machines at the following locations:

  • Albany Museum of Art at 311 Meadowlark Dr, Albany, GA 31707
  • Georgia Tech Library at 260 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
  • E Center, a gym and recreation center in Sugar Hill located at 5019 W Broad St NE, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
  • Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta at 2625 Cir 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Rock City Gardens at 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

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There are two Art-o-mats in Hawaii. You can find one at the White Sands Hotel at 431 Nohonani St, Honolulu, HI 96815. A second machine is at the Honolulu Museum of Art at 900 S Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814.


Illinois has four Art-o-mat machines. You can find the machines at the following locations:

  • The Print Refinery of Vernon Hills at 1000 Butterfield Rd Ste 1015, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
  • Nik & Ivy Brewing Company at 1026 S State St, Lockport, IL 60441
  • Judy Maxwell Home, a general-style shop selling home goods, books, prints, and gifts at 1349 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
  • The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club at 1750 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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Art-o-mat has two vending machines in Indiana. You can find one at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art at 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. A second machine is in Greencastle at Conspire at 14 E Washington St, Greencastle, IN 46135. Conspire is a community center dedicated to supporting marginalized groups in Putnam County.


In Iowa, you can find an Art-o-mat machine at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art at 410 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. There’s only one machine in Iowa.


Kansas has two Art-o-mat machine installations. One is at the Mulvane Art Museum at 1700 SW Jewell Ave, Topeka, KS 66621. Another machine sits inside Salina Art Center at 242 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401.


Kentucky has one Art-o-mat machine. You can find it at the Mellow Mushroom at 3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001. Mellow Mushroom is a popular restaurant that claims to serve the best pizza in Paducah. You can stop by to grab unique art and some delicious pizza.


There are four Art-o-mats in Louisiana. You can find them at the following locations:

  • Bossier Art Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Baton Rouge Gallery at 1515 Dalrymple Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Hammon Regional Art Center at 217 E Thomas St, Hammond, LA 70401
  • The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130


There’s an Art-o-mat machine at the District Taco at 1310 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910. District Taco, as the name suggests, serves some great Tacos. They also have delicious burritos, Salads, and quesadillas.  

You can also find a second Art-o-mat machine at the District Taco at Riverdale Park at 6710 45th St., Suite A, Riverdale, MD 20737.


Massachusetts has only one Art-o-mat machine. You can find it in Boston at the Whole Foods Market at 348 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.


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There are four Art-o-mat locations in Michigan. You can find the machines at the following establishments:

  • The Junkyard Dog, which is a dine-in and takeaway eatery at 128 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
  • The Whole Foods Market at 2750 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • The Artisan’s Bench, an art shop located at 307 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
  • City Coffeehouse at 6623 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101


Minnesota has two Art-o-mats. You can find one on 7th St S, St Cloud, MN. The other machine is at the University of Minnesota at Boynton Health, a student health facility.


There are two Art-o-mats in Mississippi. One is at Lake Terrace Convention Center at 1 Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg, MS 39401. The second machine is at Hattiesburg Saenger Theater at 201 Forrest St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.


Art-o-mat has two installations in Montana. They have a machine at the Emerson Center for the Arts at 111 S Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715. A second machine is at the Yellowstone Art Museum at 401 N 27th St A, Billings, MT 59101.


There is one Art-o-mat machine in Nebraska. You can find it in North Downtown Omaha at the Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater at 1340 Mike Fahey St, Omaha, NE 68102. You can stop by to grab some art and watch a movie. Movie showtimes start late afternoon Tuesday to Friday and before noon over the weekend.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 has the most Art-o-mat machines for a single location. There are nine Art-o-mats at the hotel. Six are open to the general public, while three are in private locations within the hotel.

This luxury resort hotel and casino is located right in the heart of the strip. Exploring the hotel and the strip can be an adventure on its own. There are a lot of fun activities you can do besides picking up Art-o-mat art pieces.

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New Jersey

New Jersey has one Art-o-mat installation. The machine is at the Nerd Mall at 164 S Broad St, Woodbury, NJ 08096. The Nerd Mall sells many cool items for geeks, including action figures, comic books, board games, video games, yo-yos, skill toys, and various collections from Marvel Legends, Dungeons & Dragons, and Transformers.

New Mexico

There are three Art-o-mat machines in New Mexico. You can find the machines at the following locations:

  • Caffe Greco at 233 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • The Range Cafe at 925 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004
  • Standard Diner at 320 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

New York

New York State has six Art-o-mat locations. You can find the art vending machines at the following establishments:

  • SUNY Potsdam at 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676
  • SUNY Cortland at 22 Graham Ave, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Alfred University at 1 Saxon Dr, Alfred, NY 14802
  • Rochester Contemporary Art Center at 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604
  • The Rye Arts Center at 51 Milton Rd, Rye, NY 10580
  • The Richardson, a bar located at 451 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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North Carolina

an art-o-mat vending machine in North Carolina Museum
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North Carolina hosted the first Art-o-mat machine. Conceptual artist Clark Whittington created the first Art-o-mat out of a recently-banned old cigarette machine and used it to sell his paintings at Penny University, a local cafe in Winston-Salem, where he was set to have his first solo show. The cafe owner loved the setup so much that he asked Clark to keep the machine there permanently.

North Carolina now has the highest number of Art-o-mat installations of any state. You can find the art vending machines at the following locations:

  • At Crap-o-Orama, a collectibles shop in Granddaddy’s Antique Mall at 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC 27215.
  • At Mojito Latin Saul Food, a Cuban restaurant at 723 N, Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
  • At Front Port on Main, a shop selling vintage and handcrafted goods at 342 N Main St, Troy, NC 27371
  • Pillar Rooftop Bar at 309 College St., 6th Floor, Asheville, NC 28801
  • The Garage on 25 at 3461 Hendersonville Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Over Yonder Restaurant and Fresh Market at 3608 NC-194, Sugar Grove, NC 28679
  • Gamekeeper Restaurant at 3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607
  • Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at 423 W King St, Boone, NC 28608
  • Cleveland County Arts Council at 111 S Washington St, Shelby, NC 28150
  • Catawba County Library System at 115 W C St, Newton, NC 28658
  • Confluence South Fork at 117 Center St, Cramerton, NC 28032
  • Free Range Bar at 301 Camp Rd Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28206
  • Southern Strain Plaza Midwood at 1800 Central Ave A1, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Free Range Brewing at 2320 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • J. Murrey Atkins Library at 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223
  • Southern Strain Beer Company, LLC at 165 Brumley Ave NE Suite 3001, Concord, NC 28025
  • The Wisdom Table at 101 E Main St, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Yadkin Cultural Arts Center at 226 E Main St Studio C, Yadkinville, NC 27055
  • Bull City Ciderworks Lexington at 599 S Railroad St, Lexington, NC 27292
  • The Market by Dragonfly at 117 Meadowbrook Dr, King, NC 27021
  • Oma’s Coffee Shop at 335 N Main St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
  • Old Nick’s Pub at 191 Lowes Foods Dr, Lewisville, NC 27023
  • JuggHeads Growlers & Pints at 4843 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
  • Foothills Brewing Tasting Room at 3800 Kimwell Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • Vincenzo’s at 3449 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
  • The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art at 750 Marguerite Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art at 2250 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Library at 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
  • Wake Forest University, Benson University Center at  2120 Eure Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
  • The Whole Foods Market at 41 Miller St, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
  • Joymongers Barrel Hall at 480 W End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 520 Summit St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Joyner’s Bar at 854 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Hair Bomb Salon at 833 Burke St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Earl’s WS at 121 W Ninth St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Wise Man Brewing at 826 Angelo Bros Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • The Ramkat at 170 W Ninth St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • AFAS Center for the Arts at 630 N Liberty St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Delurk Gallery at 207 W 6th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • A/perture Cinema at 311 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Camino Bakery at 310 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown at 104 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Bailey South at 450 N Patterson Ave Suite 310, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Krankies Coffee at 211 3rd St E, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Camino Bakery - Brookstown - at 300 Marshall St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • The Historic Brookstown Inn at 200 Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Visit Winston-Salem at 200 Brookstown AveWinston-Salem, NC 27101
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts at 1533 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
  • ARTWorks Vass at 129 Main St, Vass, NC 28394
  • Dare County Arts Council at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954
  • Emerge Gallery Art Center at 404 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Wilson Art Center at 204 Nash St S, Wilson, NC 27893
  • Fuquay-Varina Arts Center at 123 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Unlikely Professionals at 212 E Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Caray Arts Center at 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
  • North Carolina Museum of Art at 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Carrburritos at 711 W Rosemary St #2315, Carrboro, NC 27510
  • Impulsive Creativity at 107 W Clay St, Mebane, NC 27302
  • 64 Harvard at 116 W Harden St, Graham, NC 27253
  • Owl & Rabbit Gallery at 410 S Spring St, Burlington, NC 27215
  • Red Oak Brewery at 6901 Konica Dr, Whitsett, NC 27377

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North Dakota

North Dakota has one Art-o-mat location. You can find the art vending machine in Fargo at the West Acres Regional Shopping Center at 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103. West Acres is the biggest mall in North Dakota and makes for a great shopping destination.


Ohio has two Art-o-mat locations, both in Columbus. You can find one of the machines at Dick’s Den, a bar and music venue located at 2417 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202. Another machine is at WitchLab, a shop at 1185 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222, that sells various antiques and occult goods.

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Oklahoma has one Art-o-mat location. The machine is in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Showroom at 1146 N Broadway Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73103.


There are three Art-o-mat locations in Oregon. You can find the machines at the following establishments:

  • Radio Room at 1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
  • Lane Community College at 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
  • Umpqua Community College at 1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470


Pennsylvania has five Art-o-mat installations. The machines are at the following locations:

  • Aloft Philadelphia Downtown at 101 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • The District Taco at 100 Main St, Suite 130, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Langhorne Branch, Bucks County Free Library at 301 S Pine St, Langhorne, PA 19047
  • The Bucks County Free Library in Doylestown at 150 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • The Bucks County Free Library in Yardley at 1080 Edgewood Rd, Yardley, PA 19067

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island has one Art-o-mat machine. It is in Wakefield at Purple Cow Co, 205 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879. The Purple Cow Co is a gift shop with a great jewelry selection.

South Carolina

South Carolina has four Art-o-mat installations. You can find the machines at the following locations:

  • Art Lounge at 1410 Skylyn Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29307
  • One Columbia for Arts and History at 1013 Duke Ave, Columbia, SC 29203
  • Public Works Arts Center at 135 W Richardson Ave, Summerville, SC 29483
  • The Rarebit at 474 King St.Charleston, SC 29403


Tennessee has one Art-o-mat location. The machine is in Chattanooga at the Association for Visual Arts at 30 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405.


Art o mat vending machine in Texas

There are 8 Art-o-mat installations in Texas. You can find the machines at the following establishments:

  • Multiplicity at 1210 Avenue A, Katy, TX 77493
  • The Whole Foods Market at 11920 Domain Drive Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX 78758
  • Esquire Tavern at 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • The Point Park and Eats 24188 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts at 215 E Tyler St, Longview, TX 75601
  • Atomic Home Supply at 336 Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
  • Artspace 111 at 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Heard-Craig Center for the Arts at 205 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069

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There are two Art-o-mat machines in Utah. You can find one in Logan at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at 650 N 1100 E, Logan, UT 84341. Another machine is in Salt Lake City at the Bountiful Davis Art Center at 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010.


There is an Art-o-Mat in the Chrysler Museum of Art at One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.


Washington has four Art-o-mat machine installations. You can find these old cigarette machines at the following locations:

  • Third Planet, a woman-owned boutique located at 200 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Artisans PNW, which is a store that sells creations made by local artisans, authors, and musicians at 1800 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201
  • Venue (Ballard), a gallery and boutique located at 5408 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States

Washington, DC

There are four Art-o-mat machines in Washington DC. District Taco restaurants host three of them. The three restaurants with the machines are at the following addresses:

  • 4600 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • 1919 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • 656 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

The fourth Art-o-mat machine in Washington DC is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum situated at G Street Northwest & 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

West Virginia

West Virginia has one Art-o-mat machine. You can find it in Buckhannon at the 3/4 Café at Traders Alley, Buckhannon, WV 26201.


There are three Art-o-mat installations in Wisconsin. The "once cigarette machines" are at the following locations:

  • Mead Public Library at 710 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
  • The Local Collective at 10 S Main St, Hartford, WI 53027
  • Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel - at 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Wyoming has one Art-o-mat location. The machine is in Jackson at the Center for the Arts at 240 S Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001.

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