Global Artist Network HUG Embraces Avalanche Foundation
HUG, the artists’ social network with 2,000+ members in 70+ countries, is welcoming Avalanche Foundation with opportunities for its artists. HUG and Avaissance, the Avalanche Foundation’s groundbreaking initiative to cultivate the next generation of digital artists on Avalanche, are collaborating to showcase emerging artists through weekly art challenges and to star, gallery opportunities at Korea Blockchain Week in September. The integration’s aim: to amplify Avalanche artists.
With an audience of 2M+, HUG empowers artists to connect with buyers. Through this new integration, Avaissance cohort artists will become a verified community on HUG, making its 50+ artists globally discoverable and connected to HUG’s wide-ranging community of collectors. Now, collectors across the world can follow all Avaissance artists in one click, keeping them in the loop with artist news, their latest drops, and more.
In addition, HUG and Ava Labs will be co-hosting weekly art challenges on social media, where artists can win prizes and get their art collected by HUG. There will also be an open call for selected artists to have work displayed at Korea Blockchain Week in September. Artists of all levels can apply.
HUG is thrilled to support Avaissance and its artists while collaborating with the Avalanche Foundation, as well as Ava Labs, to help provide accessible education to the Avalanche Foundation’s ecosystem’s many creators. The potential that Web3 and the Avalanche Foundation bring to art is incredibly exciting, as is HUG’s commitment to elevating a new generation of blockchain-curious artists and art lovers.
Avalanche is a smart contracts platform that scales infinitely and regularly finalizes transactions in less than one second. Its novel consensus protocol, Subnet infrastructure, and HyperSDK toolkit enable Web3 developers to easily launch powerful, custom blockchain solutions. Build anything you want, any way you want, on the eco-friendly blockchain designed for Web3 devs.
About Ava Labs
Ava Labs makes it simple to deploy high-performance solutions for Web3, led by innovations on Avalanche. The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build and use open, permissionless networks. Ava Labs is redefining the way people create value with Web3.
Founded by Randi Zuckerberg, HUG is a social marketplace that allows artists to sell digital and physical goods, while helping them build one-of-a-kind connections with their collectors. Through a community-driven, decentralized curation process, HUG spotlights diverse creators, including and especially those from underrepresented and marginalized communities. HUG is also known for HUG Studios, which offers educational and advisory programs for Web3 artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Today, HUG is home to over 2K artists spanning 70+ different countries, and has curated their art into a growing network of international gallery and exhibition spaces.