On January 19th, VerticalCrypto Art (VCA), an innovative artist-first community and media hub founded in July 2020, ran a cross-chain NFT fundraising auction in Arium Spaces to support the second cohort of the crypto art residency program for emerging artists.

The auction was cross-chain, including works on both the Ethereum and Tezos blockchains, depending on each artist’s preference. The event took place in Arium Spaces with a live DJ set performed by Eclectic Method and was streamed on VCA’s Twitter and Discord.

A custom metaverse-build inspired by outdoor festivals such as Burning Man, was created specifically for this auction by two of the residency’s artists: Mical Noelson and Borya XYZ with Creative Direction by Lisa Kolb. 

Auction details can be found here. Visit the VCA Gallery in Arium Spaces

Event Strategy/Creative Direction: Lisa Kolb
Resident Artists Cohort 2: Borya XYZ, Christian Hernandez, Encapsuled, Fahmi M, Felipe Filgueiras, Gabriel Koi, Garrison Fortess, Hypereikon, Ikaro (occulted), Latent Entropy, Mical Noelson, Mr Richi Barba, Natalie Larrode, Pierre Gervois, Stefano Contiero, Vitaly Tsarenkov, Zareen

Media/Hosting/Art: VerticalCrytpo Art, Ecelectic Method
Virtual Gallery Build: Mical Noelson, Borya XYZ, Zareen
Partners/Platforms: Arium Spaces, Zora Auction House
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