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Join Arteza x Aku at Art Basel 2022

Join Arteza x Aku at Art Basel 2022

Submit your artwork by November 28th! 

Open to anyone in the world, we are asking our community to create their very own Aku rendition using their background, community, and unique self to drive inspiration. Additionally, three lucky creators will be chosen at random to win a $100 Arteza gift card!


About Aku:

Aku is a 13-year-old boy and digital explorer who encourages anyone to dream big, no matter the obstacles. Created by former MLB player turned artist Micah Johnson, Aku and his oversized space helmet symbolize empowerment and confidence to any individual, regardless of background. Aku desires to help people of all backgrounds and inspires creatives of all ages to overcome barriers. Aku’s popularity and the message he conveys have allowed him to be the first NFT optioned for a major film and featured on the cover of TIME Magazine. 

To learn more about Aku, click here:


About Art Basel:

Since its launch in 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach has served as a dynamic platform uniquely bridging the art scenes of North and South America, Europe, and beyond. The edition marking its 20th anniversary will be the largest to date, featuring 282 exhibitors from 38 countries and territories – more than half of which hail from the Americas.

To learn about Art Basel, click here:

 Dare to Create? Here’s How to Participate:

  1. Sketch, Paint, Tag, or Digitally Create Your Very Own Aku
  2. Bring Your Unique Style & Creative Self to Your Artwork
  3. Make Sure to Create On A 9” x 12” Scale
  4. Sign Your Creation
  5. Submit Artwork to by November 28th
  6. Include IG Account in Email; All Creators Will be Announced and Credited 

Arteza will build a mural of helmets using each submission from our community of artists and creators. This is an opportunity for artists like you to participate in the 2022 Art Basel, no matter where you are in the world.


We look forward to seeing your very own Aku!

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