Never ventured into owning “original artwork” because the price is too high?  Want to support local, regional, and national artists but not sure who makes the jewelry, landscapes, collages, or block prints you crave?   Then look no further.   The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (at 205 W Hunt Street, McKinney, TX, 75069) has a vast, nationally-curated selection thanks to the addition of a new Vintage, Retro, Unique, museum amenity called the ART O MAT machine.  Converted from a vintage cigarette machine, the ART O MAT is the brainchild of an organization called, “Artists in Cellophane”.  

What do you get?

The experience of pulling the knob alone is quite a thrill, but you also walk away with an original work of art. What an easy way to become an art collector

The ART O MAT dispenses a variety of art from multiple United States artists.   The art is all beautiful, all  original and it spans a large range of art mediums.   The cost per art piece is $5.00 and each piece can be used for a variety of occasions (last minute gift exchanges, hostess gifts, friendship gifts, thank you gifts, and more).

So don’t go around artless!   Attend the opening reception at the Heard-Craig House on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The Heard-Craig is located at 205 West Hunt Street, McKinney, TX  75069. 

The ART O MAT art installation is part of a funding partnership between the McKinney Community Development Corporation and the Heard-Craig Center.  The installation broadens the unique art amenities located within the downtown McKinney Cultural District. 

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