A close-up of offerings at Good Things Vending

Alum Steph Krim’s Art Vending Machines Featured in Block Club Chicago

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum and the mind behind Good Things Vending, Steph Krim (BFA 2015), swaps bags of chips and chocolate bars for custom card decks and miniature prints in five unusual vending machines located around Chicago. In her Block Club Chicago spotlight, Krim commented that by managing this unconventional art sales platform, she aspires to generate more opportunities for serendipitous art encounters and support local makers.

Besides being stuffed with miniature art objects, zine, and prints, each machine features a custom mural by a local artist, highlighting the essence of its locale. The selection of items available in each machine is in constant rotation. Everyone interested in featuring their work can fill out an online form. Just make sure to follow two simple rules: your item has to be smaller than a bag of chips and cost less than 20 dollars.

The unusual vending machines can be found at:
Chicago Cultural Center Downtown, 78 E. Washington St.;
Roscoe Village’s Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N. Rockwell Ave.; 
Logan Square’s Way Out, 3213 W. Armitage Ave.; 
Kaiser Tiger in West Loop, 1415 W. Randolph St.;
Kimball Arts Center in Wicker Park, 1757 N. Kimball Ave.