KREATR to Launch First NFT Marketplace for Physical Art at SXSW

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kreatr, a one-of-a-kind, creator-focused physical NFT marketplace for art and photography, today announced that it will officially launch at the Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals this year, a global event dedicated to helping creatives achieve their goals.

Physical art: discover the blockchain

Kreatr’s AI-powered marketplace makes it easy for artists and galleries to enter the NFT marketplace by turning their artwork and photography into physical and digital, NFT-certified, museum-quality limited edition prints. Launched on the Flow blockchain in partnership with Dapper Labs, the marketplace gives users format options to choose from, no gas fees, and a robust reward system. The marketplace allows fans to participate by curating artwork into collections and earning koins and badges as they curate and collect artwork on the platform. Kreatr takes the heavy load of art production and gives creators the reins to reach their collector base in a new way that connects the physical world and the metaverse. Kreatr also allows artists and fans to participate by curating artwork into collections and giving back to society, as it allows users to donate a portion of each sale to a non-profit organization of their choice.

Launch of Kreatr @ SXSW

Unveiling of Kreatr on March 12 at the kreatr sky gallery at SKYBOX on the 6th, Austin’s first outdoor rooftop event location will offer SXSW® attendees the opportunity to learn more about Kreatr and purchase the physical NFTs (non-fungible tokens) on display. The launch event will include:

  • NFT from an eclectic array of big-name artists like Mike Miller, John Waguespack, Fanakapan, Daniel Russo, MIDABI, Vladislav Lakshe, Dave McClinton, and more.

  • A Kreatr x Known Gallery collaboration featuring the most influential names in the world of street art and photography, such as SABRE, Estevan Oriol, VIZIE, RIME, STEEL and more

  • Demonstration of the Kreatr NFT certification process through the exhibition of 17 original Banksy pieces included in the Banksy 2022 experience presented by Atmosphere

  • A live “Meditation in the Metaverse” with Deepak Chopra in partnership with his NFT for Good platform SEVA.LOVE

  • Opportunities to meet the artists behind the featured works, including Grime, who will paint a live Kreatr mural on site

“Kreatr’s mission is to become the NFT marketplace for artists and collectors who want to sell and buy physical editions of NFTs or certify existing physical artworks as NFTs on the blockchain,” said Stephen Thorpe, co -founder and CEO of Kreatr.

“When I discovered NFTs I was excited about the possibilities and immediately thought of other spaces I had entered at the start of the game, such as the movement of graffiti on freight trains, and how the movement has grown in importance over the decades, hence the new Rolling Like the Thunder documentary on Showtime,” said Dax, an artist on the Kreatr platform. “With that mindset , I was interested in NFTs at first. As the usefulness of NFTs grows I can’t help but think of them in their infancy stage of Pong, Commodore 64, Atari and what NFTs will be like when they reach virtuality . The possibilities of space are endless and I can’t wait to see more in our art community in the metaverse and in the future!

The full list of artists featured in the Kreatr SKY Gallery @ SXSW includes: Federico Archuleta, Askew, Blotto, CES, Chata, Defer, Jim Evans, Ewok, Fankapan, Freedom, Grady Gordon, Matt Gordon, Felicia Graham, Drake Johnson, Joe King, Kyro, Scott La Rock, Dave McClinton, Maxwell McMaster, Drew Merritt, Nojan, Tommy Pierucki, Push, Reyes, Rime, Royyal Dog, Nojan, Dennis Morris, Saber, Slick, Stash, Steel, Estaban Swayze, Trav, Willie T, Evan Voyles, Wane, Mark Ward, Weiszlines, Zes, Danielle Zirk and more in collaboration with Known Gallery and 7th.

While in Austin for the festival, several of the artists will also be taking to the streets to make art which they will then “monetize” at the launch.

About Kreatr

Kreatr is a creator-centric marketplace that connects artists with collectors so everyone can curate and purchase certified limited-edition artwork they love. Kreatr is on a mission to give artists an easy way to authenticate their rare and original work on the blockchain and create museum-quality physical NFTs for their fans. Kreatr’s AI-powered marketplace makes it easy for artists and galleries to enter the NFT marketplace by turning their physical work into NFT-certified limited-edition museum-quality prints. Launched on the Flow blockchain in partnership with Dapper Labs, the marketplace offers users over 300 print and format options to choose from, no gas fees, and a robust reward system. Kreatr takes the brunt of artistic production and gives creators the reins to reach their collector base in an original way. The marketplace also allows fans to participate by curating artwork into collections and earning koins and badges as they curate and collect artwork on the Kreatr platform. Fans have the ability to follow, engage, browse, buy, collect, resell and more for a one-of-a-kind NFT collecting experience.

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