Virtual Rare Art Festival — 2020

Dannie Chu
May 15, 2020 · 3 min read

Today marks the beginning of the Virtual Rare Art Festival 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited! More commonly known as The Rare Art Festival (RareAF), this year’s event has gone fully virtual due to the global pandemic, but fitting nonetheless given the virtual and global nature of the rare digital art community.

The event aims to bring together all the contributors to the rare digital art movement, to collectively reflect, learn and push the movement forward.

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Join the Virtual Festivities

The many virtual events and talks have already begun and we encourage everyone to check it out. You can view the full schedule here.

MakersPlace will also be hosting a number of events and activities over the coming days, here’s our full event schedule.

Talk by Dannie Chu (CEO and Co-Founder)

When: Saturday 5/16 @ 5PM PST

Dannie will be sharing his thoughts on the future of Rare Digital Art and how we’re working to bring this exciting new form of creativity to millions.

Join here.

The Prelude by MakersPlace

When: Saturday 5/16 @ 5:30PM PST

Join us for the grand opening of our newest exhibit in Cryptovoxels — The Prelude. The exhibit is dedicated to the pioneering artists and collectors that helped lay the foundation for the Rare Digital Art movement in 2019 and into 2020.

Curated by the MakersPlace team, we invite you to discover artworks by prominent artists and collectors from the MakersPlace community over the last year.

A New Visual Toy by Javier Arrés 🔥

Dropping: Saturday 5/16 @ 5:30PM PST

Javier Arrés is a world-renowned motion / GIF artist and a 2019 London Art Biennale winner. Arrés is known for his manically detailed illustrations of fantastical scenery from cities, architecture and machines. He further brings these worlds to life through what he calls “Visual Toys” in which Arrés invites the viewer into a fantastical world, inspiring the viewer to simply play with their imaginations.

We’re excited to unveil a brand new and original Visual Toy by Javier Arrés — The Investor’s Dream. A continuation in his crypto-inspired Visual Toys, this piece shares the perspective of the hopeful investor. A magical, happy and colorful dream, a visual wonderland for the Crypto HODLer.

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Virtual Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday 5/16 @ 5:30PM PST

With the opening of our newest exhibit, The Prelude, we’ll also be hosting a virtual scavenger hunt this weekend. Here’s your chance to have some fun while viewing all the beautiful artwork on display. Winners will be gifted a truly rare digital artwork by one of these 3 leading digital artists on MakersPlace: Daniel Ignacio, Debbie Hong and KrikCO.

Rules and hints will be revealed on 5/16. Here are the three pieces available to be won…

Third Life by Daniel Ignacio

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Aurora by KrikCO

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Butterflies Gathering by Debbie Hong

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Get in Touch

If you’re a digital creator, you can learn more about MakersPlace here.

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