Mint Gold Dust announced today that it will “hack” Miami Art Week with augmented reality by creating a GPS scavenger hunt for NFTs. In partnership with Illust Space, Mint Gold Dust will be geo-dropping NFTs from their marketplace throughout Miami, allowing fair-goers to follow a map and use their phones to reveal the works hiding in plain sight.
They plan to drop NFTs outside of Art Basel, SCOPE Miami Beach, Untitled, Art Miami, and at the Wynwood Walls, making a statement on the validity of digital art and NFTs, an underrepresented genre at Miami Art Week, despite its overwhelming success the past year.
Artists in the drop include Hackato, Svccy, Gisel Florez, Bard Ionson, and more.
This year’s Miami Art Week is slated to return in a big way after 2020’s fairs were called off due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Fairs and events will be taking place around Miami and Miami Beach all week to celebrate the return of in-person art events.
Also, a part of the drop is $WHALE x BREEZY, an NFT curation of rare NFTs from $WHALE’s famed collection, The Vault. Curatorial team BREEZY will be working with Decryptolorian, $WHALE's Head of Art, and Illust Space to geo-drop over 20 works from the collection, giving people access to view this legendary collection in a unique and personal way.
“Mint Gold Dust is not just a platform, but an ecosystem that functions to support artists and collectors. With the artists and collectors, plus the industries we have invested in and partnered with, Mint Gold Dust is a self-sustaining economy,” Kelly LeValley Hunt, Founder and CEO of Mint Gold Dust. “Miami Art Week attracts artists and collectors from around the world. By ‘hacking’ art fairs around the city, we are securing our seat at the table.”