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Ruby Fridays: Meet the Man Behind the Art-o-mat®

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Drop by the Ruby at noon on Friday for a casual art talk and free lunch. Clark Whittington is the artist and entrepreneur based in Winston-Salem responsible for the Art-o-mat® vending machine in the Ruby. His machines are stationed in galleries, pubs, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, libraries, and other establishments from coast to coast, vending original artwork in cigarette-pack-sized packages for $5 a pop.

It all started with a cigarette machine Whittington repurposed for a month-long solo art show in the summer of 1997. Join him for lunch to get the whole story.


In the Ruby Lounge.

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604