What is Art*o*mat®?

What is Art*o*mat®? Created by Clark Whittington in 1997, Art*o*mat® machines are retired cigarette machines that have been converted to VEND ART! For only $5 you can collect paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media and more -all the size of a pack of cigarettes. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the country. Victoria Brown (that's me), and El Centro de Santa Fe are proud to host the first machine in New Mexico which debuted in February 2013. There are now machines in the Range Cafe in Bernalillo, the Standard Diner in Albuquerque, in the Meow Wolf Art Complex in Santa Fe, the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe, Caffe Greco on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, and the Range Cafe on Rio Grande in Albuquerque. @ARToMatNM on Facebook/Instagram

Friday, June 21, 2019

Art*o*mat® Gives Back

Did you know that when you buy original art from my Art*o*mat® machines in northern New Mexico that you're helping give back to great local causes? You can feel extra good when you KER-PLUNK!


Part of the lure to get venues to allow Art*o*mat® to "live" in their space is that I give an annual donation, in their honor, to their favorite charities. I've been doing this since I hosted my first machine.

Here are some of the local nonprofit agencies that have received donations from your Friendly Neighborhood Art*o*mat® Host:














And one more thing: Since social media is the bestest way to reach the most people these days, Art*o*mat® is much more active and up to date on Instagram than the blog. Find us and follow: @ARToMatNM