Arts DAO, the Middle East’s largest NFT community, will host the region’s first Web3 festival, Arts DAO Fest, at the 25H Hotel at One Central DIFC on March 11, 2023. The primary goal of Arts DAO Fest (ADF) is to celebrate NFT and internet culture, which were pioneered in the United States by groups such as Crypto Punks and Bored Ape Yacht Club. Additionally, there will be a platform for leading companies to share their knowledge and perspectives on the future of blockchain, NFTs and decentralized payments, as well as a network for developers, business owners and investors to connect and work together on new projects. ADF will also give UAE Web3 community members a chance to gather and experience NFT culture in a way that hasn’t been done before.
Anas Bhurtun, co-founder and CEO of Arts DAO, commented, “We believe that internet culture is reshaping every aspect of our personal lives, including the way we consume culture, obtain and own personal assets, our experiences and even our identities. We have created Arts DAO Fest to empower all demographics and audiences, but in particular, to showcase to Gen Z and Millennials how to build their businesses and brands in this new digital era.”
Along with the educational elements of the event, ADF will engage audiences with a wide variety of NFT culture. A dynamic and fast-evolving domain, NFT culture encompasses branding, communication, technologies, concepts and experiences. ADF will provide a diverse range of NFT community activities, such as digital fashion and art, avatars, live NFT activations, art installations, live NFT minting, Metaverse experiences and other activations. While there will be some leading speakers, the focus will be on live music, DJ sets, entertainment and scrumptious food and drink to enhance the virtual offerings. There will also be a shared virtual environment with VR and AR experiences, as well as meta-cultural collectibles, a bespoke shoe customization area and more.
“Internet culture is a fascinating and rapidly-evolving field that has the potential to transform how we interact, communicate and experience the world around us,” said Danosch Zahedi, co-founder and CEO of Arts DAO. “This is obviously so unique for each individual that the scope for methods and mediums to interact with our audiences is immense.”
The three core pillars of community, culture and creation are the focus of ADF. These principles reflect the decentralization and blending of the physical and digital worlds that the industry represents. The NFT communities are frequently a platform for users to create and share their own content, including avatars, virtual objects and worlds that create distinctive user-generated content in addition to social and economic opportunities. Many NFT projects involve metaverses that are built on decentralized platforms such as blockchain, which allow for greater autonomy, security and ownership for users. As a result of ADF, there will be more opportunities for social interaction and communication, while awareness of new economic models like digital asset ownership and online marketplaces will be boosted. Such evolutions will contribute to experiences and interactions that blur the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds.
Arts DAO Fest will take place on March 11, 2023, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at the 25H Hotel, One Central DIFC. Admission is free. There will be a VIP afterparty at Monkey Bar, a Berlin-import rooftop bar positioned on the sixth floor with stunning sunset views, for the more experienced and those looking to further their Web3 immersion.
More can be read about Arts DAO Fest here.
Arts DAO is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) representing the largest and some of the most fun Web3 and NFT communities in the Middle East. Arts DAO collects “blue-chip” NFTs and creates tokenized, real-life Artslife experiences. The Arts DAO revolutionizes how a DAO can collect art in the NFT space in a highly attractive way to token holders.
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