University vending machine dispenses artwork

University vending machine dispenses artwork

University vending machine dispenses artwork

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by KREM.com

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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University unveils a new type of vending machine on Tuesday night at the Pullman campus.

The Art-O-Mat sells artwork instead of treats. Campus leaders said the art vending machine will be placed in the Compton Union Building Gallery.

The machine was created using an old cigarette vending machine. The WSU Art-o-mat will be the first of its kind in the Inland Northwest, and the second in Washington State according to campus leaders.

Art from the machine only costs $5. Half of proceeds go back to the artist. The other half of the cost goes to maintenance and restocking the machine. Organizers said the Art-O-Mat accepts cash and Cougar Card.

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