NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a digital form of art that live on the blockchain. However, what happens when those digital art pieces are brought into real life? All you’ll have to do to see is take a look at the Seattle NFT Museum, the first ever museum dedicated to digital art.
What Is the Seattle NFT Museum?
The Seattle NFT Museum is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Jennifer Wong and Peter Hamilton who wanted to create a community space and educational hub for the NFT community, one that’s growing at lightning’s pace.
That’s exactly what they’ve done with their museum.
The museum opened in January on 1st Avenue in one of the most progressive areas in the United States, Seattle, Washington. The gallery itself looks like something from the future, featuring images on screens in creative, eye catching ways.
The two launched the showroom as a place to educate and connect the NFT community in the Pacific Northwest. At the same time, they’ll be using the museum as a means to introduce digital artwork from local and international artists.
They went on to explain that NFTs have given countless artists the opportunity to sell their art online for the first time, which accounted to $2.5 billion in NFT sales in the first half of 2021 alone.
In the Seattle NFT Museum, patrons will have the opportunity to experience some of the top art in the space while learning about the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and several other factors that surround the new digital world.
The museum plans on shifting its exhibits from time to time, opening with an exhibition on Blake Kathryn, a hugely popular artist that creates NFTs of vivid three dimensional renderings. However, at the moment, the museum is displaying work from a trio of Seattle-based artists, including:
- Charles Peterson. A photographer known for capturing the rise of the grunge scene in Seattle. His portion of the exhibition features never before seen photos of Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, and more.
- Neon Saltwater. A female digital creator that was thrilled to work in the NFT industry because she already creates her art on screen and the NFT platform gives consumers the opportunity to experience her art how it was meant to be experienced.
- Robbie Trevnio. Finally, Robbie is an illustrator who acts as the senior concept designer for Lucas Films.
If you’d like to get your hands on pieces of art from any of these artists, the Seattle NFT Museum has made it possible not only to view the art, but to buy and trade it. Open Thursday through Sunday, the Seattle NFT Museum is quickly becoming a popular hotspot in the bustling city.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is simple. NFTs are becoming a hot commodity and their popularity is only likely to grow. Those that pioneer new ground in the space will be met with the largest opportunities for growth. The Seattle NFT museum is just one way entrepreneurs are acting as pioneers in the community and the launch of the first ever NFT museum is a big leap in the right direction for the community as a whole.