In August 2021, Downtown 500 re-teamed with QZ Studios to bring augmented reality art to Madison, WI for ARTBASH. The event included a outdoor vendor market, bar, curated gallery, and live music.
In November 2020, we held a limited capacity, socially-distanced exhibition in Chicago. "Signs of Life" was a three-room exhibit that included the work of 20 local artists and a room full of augmented reality art, powered by QZ Studios.
Downtown 500 & QZ Studios present the Future of Art Tour – an art gallery tour featuring physical work and artwork on display via augmented reality by select artists. These events took place in Philadelphia, Detroit, and New York City.
"Tunnelvision" is a new audio / visual party experience by Downtown 500. Guests were able to paint on walls covered in large paper, while visuals were projected onto the ceiling with a live DJ set and drinks provided.
The 500 Magazine Issue 001 Release Party featured an augmented reality art gallery powered by QZ Studios. Live music, a photography station, and a bar were also on site.
The Break Short Film Release Party featured a screening of filmmaker Morgan Sage's debut film 'Break.' An art gallery featuring local female artists was also on display.
The 'Art Is Not Dead!' concert featured performances by LiMM and DJ Aerso. Money was raised to benefit local high school art programs.
Downtown 500 presents a virtual art gallery as a part of Courier Club's "Block By Block West" Minecraft music festival. This virtual event took place on Saturday May 16th and featured the work of over 20 artists. This festival was put in place to raise money for Covid-19 relief.
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