NFTs are most definitely the talk of the town, nay the world.
To some, NFTs are no more than a novel investment idea, but the reality is that NFTs are swiftly penetrating many different industries and creative spaces. And the art world has truly championed the use of NFTs and how it allows artists to gain exposure, secure their artistic creation, and profit from their work while cutting out middlemen. But every artist needs a platform to show off their work, an NFT gallery, which can be created in several ways.
So, how do artists create NFT galleries? In this post, we’ll discuss NFT galleries and the steps artists need to take to display their work in a virtual space.
What is an NFT gallery?
While artists can display their NFT artwork using a web-based platform, such as an NFT portfolio or their website, NFT galleries offer a truly amazing and immersive experience.
An NFT gallery is a virtual environment that provides users with a 3D space to explore while viewing artwork and, in some cases, the option to purchase works with eCommerce integration.
Virtual galleries are fully customizable and designed to suit the specific requirements of creators. Using VR technology and metaverse platforms, modern artists can display, curate, and sell their NFTs.
However, it also offers potential buyers and visitors a living, breathing virtual environment to socialize with one another and also with the artist. The latter is especially beneficial for engaging with audiences and growing a community, which is vital for creators within any art form.
Where do artists put NFT galleries?
NFT galleries vary significantly when it comes to aesthetics, but they also can be designed for specific platforms and types of accessibility. For example, some artists may want to create a virtual space that people can access via their website. This offers a highly customizable and realistic environment with the potential for eCommerce integration.
Alternatively, artists can create fully virtual spaces for the metaverse, but this does require creators to purchase virtual land on a platform such as Decentraland or Sandbox. By doing so, other metaverse users will be able to virtually visit your gallery as if it was real life, no matter what time of day it is or where they are in the world.
Sotheby’s Auction House is a perfect example of a big name in the art world leaping into the digital realm, as they created a virtual gallery using the Decentraland platform. The space features five ground-level galleries as well as an avatar of Sotheby’s London Commissionaire, Hans Lomulder, to greet visitors.
Essentially, once your virtual art gallery has been designed and created, it’s yours to do what you want. Whether you require a permanent virtual space to promote your NFT artwork, which can continually evolve as time goes on, or a one-off exhibition for a special project — the virtual world is your oyster!
How do artists create NFT galleries?
The metaverse, NFT, and crypto spaces have enjoyed huge growth over what seems like a very short space of time, as has the range of options available to creators. This means that those wanting to create their own virtual NFT galleries have the necessary resources and solutions to do so in a way that suits their needs and their budget. However, those who wish to get the very most out of VR spaces while avoiding technical hurdles and headaches should seek the help of professionals.
But this isn’t to say you lose creative input or control; actually, the complete opposite. At Emperia, we provide artists with the tools to create their own NFT art galleries so that they can curate and sell their art in minutes via a virtual experience or the metaverse while directly engaging with visitors and buyers.
Apollo is a new software created by Emperia, allowing creators to curate and publish their virtual exhibitions in a matter of minutes. Apollo offers true virtual art curation with a few clicks of the mouse. Also, the software preserves every minute detail in 3D, meaning the work looks as intended when viewed-onscreen.
You can upload NFT artwork, choose the perfect frame type, and then use a drag-and-drop feature to place the artwork wherever. From here, our team of specialists can implement customized lighting, ensuring your exhibition possesses a professional aesthetic.
Brytehall: An Emperia-developed virtual NFT gallery
To demonstrate the true potential of NFT galleries, let’s look at one of Emperia’s latest projects and something we’re all immensely proud of.
Emperia presented a brand-new conceptual pop-up showroom for Brytehall, one of the leading premium NFT marketplaces. Their pop-up showroom, Fashion Eden, was part of the Inaugural Decentraland Metaverse Fashion Week. And to be precise, you could find it on the rooftop of the Cash Labs Art Gallery and Screening Space.
Fashion Eden is something special, to say the least, and shows what can be achieved with virtual spaces. It opens up to reveal a beautiful virtual garden with a sea of flowers. Then you instantly find yourself in a wonderful virtual space surrounded by mesmerizing digital art and fashion displays. Brytehall’s new showroom has been featured in Vogue Singapore.
“Brytehall presents ‘Fashion Eden’ at Metaverse Fashion Week; a captivating pop-up showroom that perfectly encapsulates the intersection between style and tech.”