When I first learned about NFTs, I became excited about being able to collect and own the work of the Chicano and Native Artists that I love. Like many of us, I have been supporting my my favorite artists by reposting on my social media accounts. But here was a genuine way I could support them in a profound way.
I was disappointed to discover that there was not a single artist from my community who had their art for sale as an NFT, and nor did they have any plans in the foreseeable future to make their art available as NFT.
This is the reason I became inspired to do my part and try and build a home in the metaverse and web3 for Brown artists. I had already purchased a premium lot in the Sandbox that was going to be for personal use, but I concluded what better way to put this asset to use than to share it with my community.
This is why Player Saint Web3 is building the first NFT art gallery in the metaverse that will prioritize the art of Chicanas and Chicanos, Native Americans from all over Turtle Island Anahuac and Tawantinsuyo.
And of course, the art of our allies will be warmly welcome as well! We are not trying to build a space to exclude anyone, we are just making sure that our own people who have been historically excluded from participating in the game of elites will have a guaranteed seat at the table. :)
Currently, it is being built on a premium lot in the Sandbox, but our vision is to be able to have multiple galleries across all blockchains.
Our first IRL NFT art exhibit will be held at El Velorio's 12th year anniversary. We are accepting submissions for anyone interested in displaying their art at our NFT art Exhibit.
Every chance we get we will promote the art of our people, whether we are directly a part of the project or simply because we love the art or mission they are involved with.