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Art Blocks with Oddball Art Labs Art Machine

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Resident artist Amy Porter is collaborating with Oddball Art Labs to create 30 artist blocks! These are her first set of blocks. Only 23 more to go!

What is The OddBall Art Machine?

"The Oddball Art Machine is a repurposed 1950’s cigarette vending machine that has been converted to sell artwork the size of cigarette packs for only five dollars each. There are 21 slots available in the machine, each of which contains artwork by an individual artist.

We’ll usually have at least one ‘Mystery Channel‘ that will contain a mixture of different artists’ work that has almost sold out…shuffled together so you don’t know what you’ll get. Take a chance and discover a new artist. Rest assured that every piece in the machine is handmade and completely unique, so you’ll never get the same piece of art twice.

The machine travels to different locations around Elgin in order to promote the arts in Elgin while simultaneously promoting Elgin’s wonderful downtown businesses." - excerpt from

The Art Machine is currently located at Side Street Studio Art’s MADE Co-op gallery, The Mini Mobile Art Machine is at Cook’s Sweet Boutique

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