New non-profit CultureVerse art gallery opens in downtown Ann Arbor


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A new non-profit arts organization mixes art, technology and life in its newly opened retail space and free gallery.

CultureVerse, at 309 S. Main St., opened to the public on Friday, December 3, featuring technology and in-person and virtual art exhibits.

“As individuals and as a society, we live at the intersection of life and technology. There’s no better way to explore this than to see the transition in person. At the CultureVerse gallery, you can experience an in-person art exhibit by artist couple Peter Sparling and John Gutoskey and explore two virtual digital galleries featuring the same artists, ”CultureVerse officials said in a statement.

Ann Arbor-based artists are sharing their works together for the first time as part of the free “Liminal Landscapes” exhibition which runs through January 2022.

Created in May 2021, CultureVerset aims to serve Ann Arbor by introducing fair and sustainable opportunities by leveraging technology for artists and providing the community with projects, storytelling and creative expression, he said in a statement.

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The mall is intended to create an “attractive and accessible entry point” to the overlap of arts and technology.

The Main Street space also has a 3D body scanner that visitors can use to create 3D images of themselves that they can share with friends. Visitors can also purchase a 3D printed figure or add their 3D self in a virtual gallery.

CultureVerse Gallery & Scanning Lab is open to the public by appointment, or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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