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Art After Dark: The Phygital Funk

  • About This Program

    Art After Dark: The Phygital Funk is an exciting mashup of futuristic and funkadelic vibes celebrating the grand opening of the Gantt's new digital arts studio. A digital, futuristic spin on the classic Art After Dark format, This event will be packed with fun "phygital" (physical and digital) experiences that speak to your creative side.

    Dress to express and have your portrait taken during our photoshoot session. Curious about NFTs? Test out cutting edge technology and learn how to create your first NFT. Looking to connect with digital innovators? Get in the mix and network with the Charlotte community and local artists.

  • Event Schedule

    6 pm - 10 pm
    The Phygital Funk: Digital Creators Exhibition

    Take a peek into the future of black art! Join us for the opening of our Digital Creators Exhibition, an exploration of the work of 7 dynamic local artists who are using cutting-edge technology to evolve their creative process. Featured artists: Benjamin Moore, Dominique Perez, Quincy Woodard, Junior Gomez, Dominique Katan, Lavon Cromatie, Nigel Malone, and Jaillin Johnson.

    6 pm - 8 pm
    Cyclorama Wall Photos

    Meet us in the new Digital Arts Studio for a creative portrait with local photographer Dionna Bright. Guests will be able to pose with colorful mood lighting and capture a moment in front of the cyclorama wall. Dress to impress, grab a prop, and say “cheese”!

    6 pm - 7:30 pm
    Digital Art-rapreneurship Panel Discussion

    Digital entrepreneurship is an increasingly important area of growth and opportunities. Learn from business owners and art-trapreneurs on how they are navigating the crazy post-pandemic digital world. This panel discussion will include Darren Underwood, co-founder of All Things Blockchain Network, Tony Bravado co-founder of NFTCLT, photographer and creative director Christopher Sancho Smalls, and photographer Alvin C. Jacobs.

    6 pm - 8 pm
    Creator Lounge: Artist Meet and Greet

    The 4th floor creator lounge will be a hangout and networking opportunity for the Phygital Funk artists to discuss their creative processes, and share insight into the cutting-edge technologies that are helping them evolve their work.

    6 pm - 10 pm
    NFT Kiosk

    Learn in minutes how to set-up your wallet and acquire your first NFT at the NFTCLT Kiosk!

    7 pm - 8 pm
    NFT CLT: The Digital Mix

    This session will help demystify NFTs. NFTCLT will answer all of your curious questions about NFTs and provide tools and resources to get started on your Web3 journey. You'll also have the opportunity to meet and network with other NFT enthusiasts and learn more about the rapidly growing world of blockchain and digital art.

    8 pm - 10 pm
    Live Music

    Expect groovy vibes, R&B jams and original songs performed by The Bleus Trio.

    8 pm - 10 pm
    Metaverse DJ

    End the night with Metaverse DJ, Fiji Boy, spinning all the vibes you love in the virtual realm. In-person and at-home guests can join our rooftop meta-verse party!

    All experiences during Art After Dark are first come, first serve. Your event registration provides you access to the evening’s experiences until they reach capacity.

    Download event schedule here.

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