October is ‘Digital Art Month’ ~ a Digital Festival Throughout NYC




The Digital Art Month, a creative celebration of digital and new media art, kicks off October 1, 2020, in New York. The inaugural edition presents curated exhibitions located in various public locations and online. In the times of social distancing, this digital festival unites the creative community and invites viewers to discover, share and experience cutting edge art.

Check out this very cool Augmented Reality Map.

With the support of the Fifth Avenue Association, Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, Madison Avenue BID, Mana Contemporary, Meatpacking District, Monira Foundation, National Arts Club, Soho Broadway Initiative, Studio As We Are, Studio Loutsis and 393 NYC, cities will be brought to life with Augmented Reality works and Video Screenings. Participating artists will list their artworks for sale on the CADAF online platform powered by the Blockparty marketplace.

The global artistic community will be encouraged to share artworks in convenient physical spaces, online and on social media as a part of the #DigitalArtMonth. An open call for artists and an interactive map of the participating spaces will be available on www.digitalartmonth.com.  The navigation between the exhibitions in cities will be structured as a self-guided exploration.

Digital Art Month promotes creativity, community building and innovation, connecting the audiences across urban and online landscapes.

Confirmed Locations: Fifth Avenue, NY, Flatiron & NoMad, NY, Madison Avenue, NY, Mana Contemporary, NJ, Chicago & Miami, Meatpacking District, NY, SoHo’s Broadway from Houston to Canal, NY, The National Arts Club, NY, 393, NY, Wynwood, Miami

Check out this very cool Augmented Reality Map above.

CADAF: CADAF is a discovery and interaction platform dedicated to digital and new media art. It regularly hosts international art fairs, special events, art exhibitions and talks.

Blockparty: Blockparty has created a new class of digital collectibles across art, music, and sports to enable users to share and earn value together. Through its Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Marketplace, Blockparty will enable fans to fully own, sell, and trade digital assets while allowing creators to build more valuable relationships with their fans by offering incentives, rewards, and giveaways through digital collectibles. Blockparty is headquartered in New York City, NY, and available to users across the globe. For more information, visit https://www.blockparty.co/ 

Fifth Avenue Association: The Fifth Avenue Association works to ensure Fifth Avenue is the most iconic street in the world. Since 1907, it has been instrumental in making Fifth Avenue the sought-after destination in the world for luxury shopping. We showcase the stories and experiences of our merchants and of our neighborhood—whether it is shopping, delicious food, romantic evenings, cultural events, or family fun. We create one of a kind experiences that drive traffic to our stores.

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership: The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the reputation of Flatiron and NoMad as two of New York’s most vital and exciting neighborhoods. This is accomplished by maintaining a clean and safe environment for the district’s businesses, residents, and visitors; by spearheading area improvement projects; and by marketing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic area.

Madison Avenue BID: Madison Avenue, on the tony Upper East Side of Manhattan, is North America’s largest luxury shopping destination. Madison Avenue features the flagship boutiques of the finest fashion and jewelry designers; outdoor dining at celebrated restaurants; spas and salons for exclusive pampering; five internationally renowned hotels; The Frick Madison museum (opening Winter 2021) and over one hundred world renowned galleries. Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that is distinctively New York. The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (B.I.D.), which sanitizes and maintains the district each day, will present the fourth Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk on October 24. www.madisonavenuebid.org

Mana Contemporary: Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary arts organizations in the United States. Dedicated to celebrating the creative process at campuses in Jersey City, Chicago, and Miami, its mission is to maintain and empower a continually growing and evolving constellation of creative communities.

Meatpacking District: The Meatpacking District is a 24-hour neighborhood of commerce and creativity, nestled on the lower west side of Manhattan. Never far from its storied history of meat packing, artist studios, night clubs, and the sex symbols of the late 20th century, today, fashion houses and tech studios keep the district bustling, alongside a robust hospitality, food, and experiential retail streetscape make the District an engine for economic and innovative activity in New York City.

Monira Foundation: Monira Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, functions as a radical experimental laboratory, working in close collaboration with artists, curators, musicians, producers, and writers to conceive, realize, and present innovative projects in all media. Its aim is to spark, intensify, and promote an evolving cultural and social dialogue between creators, audiences, and institutions. Focusing on the unique potential of interdisciplinary work in a context distinct from the distracting pressures of academia and the market, Monira Foundation advances the practices and products of today’s foremost artists, amplifying their contributions to communities both local and distant. monirafoundation.org

The National Arts Club: The National Arts Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts. Annually, the Club offers more than 150 free programs to the public, including exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances, lectures and readings.”

Soho Broadway Initiative: The SoHo Broadway Initiative is the not-for-profit organization that represents the neighborhood-focused business improvement district (the “District”) for SoHo’s Broadway from Houston to Canal. The Initiative’s mission is to foster a unique, vibrant, mixed-use district  and seeks to make SoHo Broadway a welcoming place to live in, work in, and visit.

Studio As We Are: URL♻️IRL. Studio As We Are is a Brooklyn based curatorial driven concept studio focused on community building and collaborative online + offline New Media Art initiatives. We activate spaces, screens and online platforms with digital art and strategic cultural programming activities.

Founded & Curated by Jess Conatser | ig: @studioasweare | web: many.link/studioasweare

Studio Loutsis: Studio Loutsis is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. We serve local, regional, and international clients—from retail, commercial, and real estate enterprises, to culturally-oriented organizations and institutions.

393 NYC: Founded by artist, Dotan Negrin, 393NYC is a full-service events agency specializing in immersive experiences. With a studio conveniently located on Broadway in lower Manhattan, 393NYC creates inventive experiences that allow for deeper engagement and interactivity. For more information visit: www.393.nyc

#DigitalArtMonth ~ CADAF on Instagram