The cannabis-themed NFT gallery in Phoenix, Arizona is about to open to the general public at a particular occasion held on July 22, that includes NFT art work by Elise Weiland. The occasion is in partnership with Plant. Body. Soul., a inventive advertising and marketing company that focuses on hashish, which is internet hosting the debut of the NFT gallery, referred to as Owls After Dark.
The opening night time occasion is known as Friday Highday After Darkish, which in line with a press launch, would be the “first section of the [Plant.Body.Soul.] company’s NFT roadmap.”
Plant.Physique.Soul. Managing Associate and Co-founder, Jennifer Miles, defined her hopes for the long run with this new NFT venture. “The minting of the Owls After Darkish NFT gallery marks step one in our neighborhood entry utility venture that seeks to unite members via innovation, artwork, music, and real-life experiences,” mentioned Miles.
The gallery’s different Co-founder, Gordon Ogden, additionally commented on the thrilling prospects for these distinctive NFT choices. “We’re dedicated to the continuous growth of our NFT neighborhood,” mentioned Ogden. “Within the months following the launch we plan to carry unique occasions curated for registered NFT holders, create a Discord server for members, and incorporate further options and digital actuality experiences.”
Weiland’s digital art work usually facilities across the psychedelic, summary digital sculptures, and exploring distinctive fantasy environments. A few of Weiland’s influences embody “web tradition, design tradition, tattoo tradition and counterculture,” that are often depicted with many colourful parts that they describe as enjoyable, dreamy, and maybe just a little bit darkish”. Final 12 months Weiland crafted a 3D procedural techno forest for the Fall 2021 problem of Broccoli Magazine’s mycophiles journal, referred to as Mushroom People.
Those that buy NFTs featured within the Owls After Darkish gallery can even obtain real-world advantages as nicely. These rewards embody entry to swag drops, a high-quality artwork print of their NFT, and common entry to Plant. Physique. Soul.’s ongoing Friday Highday Pleased Hour and Friday Highday After Darkish occasions. The NFTs shall be out there on OpenSea, one of many largest NFT marketplaces, after the occasion begins.
Friday Highday After Dark embraces a number of aspects of native hashish tradition. Meals shall be made by High Vibe Kitchen Collective, and an “intimate, but extremely curated” wellness lounge from Cannakula shall be current. Native hashish manufacturers resembling Aeriz, Curaleaf, Select, Good Things Coming, and Sunday Goods shall be in attendance to advertise their merchandise, and members from Arizona NORML can even be there to coach attendees about client rights and their ongoing effort to assist expunge hashish convictions. Music can even be carried out by Phoenix Crews, Document Bar Radio, and Melrose Home.
Lately NFTs and hashish have turn into a well-liked partnership, with some hashish manufacturers featuring NFT artwork on their packaging. Nevertheless it’s additionally getting used as a collaborative effort to advertise advocacy within the trade as nicely.
In January, Burn1, the Black Comics Collective, and The Weldon Project labored collectively to create an NFT venture that might profit those that have been negatively affected by the Battle on Medicine. Authentic artwork was offered by John Jennings, and even an unreleased Snoop Dogg track was supplied.
The Weldon Venture’s Founder, Weldon Angelos, praised the merging of hashish and artwork for the neighborhood. “I started The Weldon Venture and launched the MISSION [GREEN] initiative to lift the bar for consciousness, social justice, and social fairness round hashish and supply reduction to those that have been negatively impacted by unjust drug legal guidelines,” said Angelos. “This NFT venture with the Black Comics Collective and Burn1 is thrilling as a result of it permits me to additional our mission whereas creating an thrilling new mix of artwork, music, and activism.”