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The art scene continues to expand with creative personal influences and technological aids. Showcasing how artists are turning to installations, live performances and interactive shows for creative expression, Trend Hunter’s live arts category demonstrate how interactive elements are serving to reinvent how art is perceived and enjoyed.
Top 100 Art & Design Trends in May
Top 100 Art & Design Trends in May
From Japanese Philosophy Floors to Upcycled Umbrella Bags
These May 2020 art and design trends explore and push the boundaries of creativity by investigating new perspectives and cultural art from all around the world. One of the standout concepts that has... MORE
Virtual Design Festivals
Virtual Design Festivals
The Virtual Design Festival Offers Digital Booths for Brands & Creators
Dezeen is kicking off a Virtual Design Festival, a first-of-its-kind online design event, and it gives brands and designers the chance to reach new audiences via digital booths. The schedule for the... MORE
Isolation Challenge Books
Isolation Challenge Books
Home Alone—A Survival Guide by Max Siedentopf Shares At-Home Challenges
Artist Max Siedentopf created Home Alone – A Survival Guide in response to the global pandemic, sharing at-home challenges that can be carried out during quarantine. According to Siedentopf, “... MORE
Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores
Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores
Robin Frohardt boasts an Interactive and Multi-Experiential Artwork
The Plastic Bag Store is a conceptual artwork by Robin Frohardt and its launch is made to coincide with New York City’s ban on single-use bags which went into effect on March 1st, 2020.... MORE
3D Cultural Relics
3D Cultural Relics
Sketchfab's Public Domain Program Helps Museums Share 3D Object Scans
Sketchfab is helping museums and organizations freely share 3D scans of meaningful cultural relics thanks to a new public domain program. Sketchfab is now giving cultural organizations the ability... MORE
Artful Sleepover Experiences
Artful Sleepover Experiences
Toronto's Darren Gallery Invites People to Spend the Night
Toronto’s Darren Gallery is launching a program called Sleep With Art that invites people to experience an overnight stay in the newly renovated gallery. The intimate experience with art gives... MORE
Mesmerizing Interactive Sound Installations
Mesmerizing Interactive Sound Installations
Steve Parker's Work is Incredibly Unique and Intricate
Steve Parker’s interactive sound installations are, in all probability, unlike anything you have ever seen before. Described by Design Milk as “circuit boards of sounds,” these... MORE
Designer-Backed Opera Costumes
Designer-Backed Opera Costumes
Rei Kawakubo Ventures into the World of High-Art with This Project
Rei Kawakubo has created a series of opera costumes for the Vienna State Opera and the aesthetics here prove to be lush and striking. The designer is known for his work at Comme des Garcons — a... MORE
Portable Concert
Musical instruments and tech are made to be easy to transport
Trend - Musical instruments, add-ons, and other related technology are made to be more compact and accessible for musically minded consumers, enabling them to practice on-the-go or hold impromptu concerts in public spaces.
Workshop Question - What compact version of your product or service would enable on-the-go ease?
Post-Pandemic Concert Series
Post-Pandemic Concert Series
LN Finland Adds New Dates After Sold-Out Post-COVID Concert Series
Live Nation Finland’s post-COVID concert series has seen wild success. “Due to high demand and sold-out shows,” the promoter has ended up expanding the program by adding more dates.... MORE
Post-COVID Night Clubs
Post-COVID Night Clubs
44KW in Shanghai Introduces Safety Measures After Reopening
Nightlife in China gives us a good idea of what the post-COVID night club looks like—from disposable cups to readily available disinfectant. One of the establishments that has notably reopened... MORE
PWYC Virtual Music Classes
PWYC Virtual Music Classes
Sing Like A STAR Provides Classes for Children Through Zoom
Founded by award-winning artist Amy Nelson, Sing Like a STAR is offering virtual music classes to kids. The special program runs until the end of June—although, there is talk about extending it... MORE
Convertible Drive-In Theatres
Convertible Drive-In Theatres
C3 and Total Events Announce the Royalmount Drive-In Event Theatre
In Montreal, two event industry organizers have joined forces to bring a convertible drive-in theatre experience to the city. Opening on the first day of summer—June 21st—the Royalmount Drive-In... MORE
play_circle_filled VR Disney Films
VR Disney Films
Myth: A Frozen Tale is a First-of-Its-Kind Release from Disney Animation Studios
Myth: A Frozen Tale is an eight-minute short film and it’s the first publicly released virtual reality short film of its kind from Disney Animation Studios. The VR short film is based on the... MORE
Virtual Art Exhibitions
Virtual Art Exhibitions
Art Basel's Online Viewing Rooms Share Digital Experiences with Art
Most of the summer events that people look forward to year after year won’t be taking place as usual but many are being reinvented so that they can be experienced online—including Art Basel... MORE
Beer-Branded Pandemic Initiatives
Beer-Branded Pandemic Initiatives
Belgian Moon Partners with Canadian Artist for COVID-19 Efforts
Belgian Moon recently partnered with local Canadian artists in an effort to promote a message of unity and positivity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative features various local... MORE
Drive-In Art Exhibitions
Drive-In Art Exhibitions
Gogh by Car Offers a Safe Way for People to Appreciate Works of Art
As drive-in theaters making a comeback, this format is being applied to other experiences like the upcoming Gogh by Car exhibition. The immersive art experience is being named the world’s first... MORE
play_circle_filled Spinning AR Paintings
Spinning AR Paintings
Snapchat and Damien Hirst Created an AR Art Experience
Artist Damien Hirst teamed up with Snapchat to create a first-of-its-kind AR art experience that gives app users the chance to make their own colorful paintings with just their Snapchat camera.... MORE
play_circle_filled VR Theater Platforms
VR Theater Platforms
Broadway VR Offers Fully Immersive Theatrical Experiences
Broadway VR offers fully immersive virtual reality theater experiences with a VFX-first content platform that aims to take real theater experiences online. On Broadway VR, viewers will be able to... MORE
Orange-Accented Radio Stations
Orange-Accented Radio Stations
Forma Aesthetically Updates the Yale University Radio Station
Like many of its kind, the Yale University radio station is student-run and it recently was singled out due to its aesthetic makeover, conducted by New York City-based architecture studio Forma. The... MORE
play_circle_filled AR Exhibition Apps
AR Exhibition Apps
ALL World Helps Artists Digitally Exhibit and Sell Artworks with AR
ALL World is a self-publishing platform where artists can use augmented reality to digitally present and sell their works of art. Alongside restaurants, bars and other venues, galleries and museums... MORE
Kinetic Opera Sculptures
Kinetic Opera Sculptures
Studio Drift Creates a Dynamic Piece for the Dutch National Touring Opera
Studio Drift elevates the production of L’Orfeo with a striking opera sculpture that is made with 10 miles of ultra-fine nylon. The installation provides a dramatic setting for the performance... MORE
In-Store Sticker Museums
In-Store Sticker Museums
StickerYou's History of Stickers Museum Looks Back on Adhesive Stickers
A variety of next-generation museums with niche focuses being introduced to appeal to new audiences and StickerYou is announcing the launch of its own take on this idea with the History of Stickers... MORE
Post-Pandemic Rage Rooms
Post-Pandemic Rage Rooms
The Smash Escape Room is a Place for Destroying Objects
As of late, the only escape rooms that people have been able to participate in are virtual ones but Toronto is about to be home to the Smash Escape Room, which will offer a much-needed release for... MORE
Curvaceous Opera House Designs
Curvaceous Opera House Designs
wHY Architecture Plans a New Cultural Development in Perm, Russia
American studio wHY Architecture has revealed renderings of a curvaceous opera house design for Perm, Russia. The development is planned to be brought to the bank of the Kama River, near the Ural... MORE