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Weekly HUG #0057: Last chance 🚨Get your art displayed with The Medici Collection in Shibuya Crossing!

💸 Bonus! We're giving away $5000 to artists with our friends at Magic Eden

🤗 At HUG, we believe curation is the future of the creator economy. That's why we've curated the most important news and updates on what we're doing, building, and perfecting just for you!

Heads up: This is our last edition of Weekly HUGS from Beehiiv. The next time you see us, we might look a little different but we’ll be delivering the same hugworthy updates you know and love 🫂

Share & Sell Your Art with Ease in HUG’s First Print Shop!

We’re taking our next step towards growing into a marketplace for artists to sell digital and physical goods… by launching our very first community-curated Print Shop!

We have 10 different Open Calls for different kinds of mediums and themes to suit every kind of artist. Artists will be selected from a community-curated shortlist with help from some very special guest curators we’ve invited such as Claire Silver for AI Art, Amber Vittoria for Abstract Art, and Mumbot for Spooky Art!

Who should sell their art in HUG’s Print Shop?

  • Artists who are new to selling physical prints of their digital artwork

  • Artists who don’t want to or have time to handle operational logistics for sourcing printers, shipping, payment, and customer support

  • Artists who want to benefit from HUG’s various marketing efforts such as broadcasting to our audience of 2M, being amplified by guest curators, and investing in paid ads.

Participating artists will benefit from competitive licensing rates for physical artwork, keeping 100% of digital (NFT) sales, all while retaining full credit and control of their own IP with the flexibility to sell that same artwork elsewhere.

HUG is here to handle all the messy logistics and provide options and opportunities, so artists and art lovers can focus on what matters: the art.

Submissions close on September 25, so share your art with us today for a change to be one of the first featured creators in HUG’s Print Shop!

LAST CHANCE: Get your art displayed with the Medici Collection in Shibuya Crossing

HUG is excited to be teaming up with Cozomo de’ Medici to showcase 6 artists and their artworks alongside iconic pieces from The Medici Collection on the digital billboards at the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. For the uninitiated, Shibuya Crossing is the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing and averages 2.5 million people daily!

Cozomo de’ Medici will be looking for and personally selecting 6 pieces of artwork that will be displayed along the following pieces from The Medici Collection:

You are welcome to submit any artwork of your choice, but pieces that are inspired by, or serve as companion works to any of the above 6 artworks will likely have a higher chance of getting curated.

Magic Eden is Giving Away $5000 To HUG Artists 🪄

Our friends at Magic Eden are launching a new way to release art with them: Open Editions!

To celebrate, they’re inviting 10 lucky HUG Artists to each receive a $500 grant for minting and sharing their art as Open Editions minted with them on Solana. Time is running out on this Open Call, so be sure to visit the link and submit your art while you still can!

Magic Eden’s Open Editions are a mint that utilizes the same base art, and is bounded by how much time the mint stays open. Open Editions are a powerful and low-cost way to build community, share with your biggest fans, and create art that can lead to enhanced discoverability on Magic Eden.


Are you ready to make your mark in the world of athletic fashion and support a great cause?

We're excited to announce the “Run Like A Mother: Design Randi Zuckerberg's NYC Marathon Jersey” Open Call. This is your chance to create an iconic running jersey for the Mother Hugger to wear during the New York City Marathon on November 5th, 2023. Let your artistic talent shine on the streets of New York City!


🥇 1st Place (Grand Prize): $250 and the honor of having your design worn by the Mother Hugger at the 2023 NYC Marathon!

🥈 2nd Place: $150

🥉 3rd Place: $100

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