Game of Shrooms is like an Easter Egg Hunt for art and celebrates the spirit of unexpected surprises. Started in 2019 by Attaboy. Artists and gatherers from Hong Kong, Berlin, Japan, the UK, India, Russia, Switzerland, Tasmania, the US, and many more participated in the world-wide event, creating a world-wide non-religious, no cost, personally interactive “art show” of making and sharing, suspense and sometimes absolute freakin’ wonder.
Add your general location via participation pin below to the GLOBAL MAP and IG handle or site URL so people can be aware that you are playing and can follow your updates.
See below for a map of participating artists, guidelines on how to best participate and follow artists who are playing. Want to see examples of prior years? See @gameofshroomsofficial and read articles below.
Note: Each pin represents a participating artist in that area not a hiding location. A single artist may hide several original works which you can only find and KEEP, but only on game day!
Can anyone participate?
Yes, And of all ages and abilities. So long as you are not a jerk. And ANYONE can hunt for mushrooms, too.
Does it have to be a mushroom themed piece of art?
That’s the idea. Mushrooms are varied though and art critics have not been invited to weigh in on the subject.
Can I stick stickers all over the place?
No, The idea is that other people can find, collect and keep your art. Stickers are fun, but We don’t encourage harming property. Make something one of a kind. See below How to for tips!
What if no one finds my art?
They probably will find it! Especially if given clues and it is an original work (not a giclee print). But, if they dont find it, it’s your responsibility to go back and grab the hidden art if they don’t. Leave no trace, be a mushroom ninja. We encourage that you leave clues and tips to friends/fans before the event! And hide near landmarks. Don’t make it too hard to find. Or too easy! Some of the best hiding spots are in plain site! All that being said sometimes folks find work but dont tell the artist. That’s why we encourage you to make 2-3 works, then hunt for others’ art!
Can I hide my artisinal product, coupon, etc?
Nah. That’s not what this is about. Take a day off from that, pause the hustle and create a one of a kind piece of art and give it away. I promise you will have more fun that way. K?
When Can I hide my art?
Starting on June 10th 2022 at 12:01 am. until 11:59 pm.
Make painting or sculpture or other art. If you are doing little paintings, I find it is best to add little popsicle sticks to bottom of them in the back so that the art doesn’t get dirty if placed near the ground. Just a suggestion,
Post preview teasers to build the suspense. Add a link to where you’ll be posting previews to the Global Map! Be sure to mention the city or general area you’re in too. Also be sure to #tag it #gameofshrooms unless, of course, want to be a mysterious farmer.
Put your IG tag on the back of your art and #shroomdrop and #gameofshrooms2022 if you can. The account @shroomdrop2022 has been set up to repost artists form around the world.
Plant or place art; don’t hurt nature or property. Avoid protected areas. If it rains, you can hide inside friendly Indy stores as well. If you ask, they’ll even help you often.
After you plant, take a few photo clues to post. I suggest a close up, then a wide shot, with a landmark of some kind visible (old church, sign post, etc) location tag helps if you are in a suburban area. See examples at @shroomdrop @gameofshrooms2022 on Instagram.
Game of Shrooms, découverte d'une chasse au trésor artistique mondiale !
L'artiste Daniel Attaboy a lancé en 2019 Game of Shrooms , une chasse au trésor internationale qui vise à trouver des... champignons. Une fois que les artistes ont caché leurs champi, à vous de les trouver ! Pas besoin d'être un fin spécialiste et de connaître les mille poisons pour vous lancer dans cette quête aux champignons.
'Game of Shrooms' grew from Richmond experiment to a worldwide art scavenger hunt
This piece was originally published on August 14, 2020. Game of Shrooms 2021 takes place on June 12, see an updated map here. Back in 2016, Richmond artist Daniel "Attaboy" Seifert began hiding tiny mushroom-themed art pieces in public spaces.
Game of Shrooms 2021, A Scavenger Hunt For Mushroom Art Hidden by Artists Around the World
Attaboy, the talented artist, author, co-founder of Hi-Fructose Magazine and friend of Laughing Squid has announced the date for the 2021 Game of Shrooms. As with previous years, this game is a creative scavenger hunt for which artists all over the world create and hide original mushroom art around their respective cities for people to find.
Game of Shrooms with Atta
Look up. Look down. Finder's keepers. . "Game of Shrooms" is a scavenger hunt where hiders make and seekers score. On August 15th 2020, many cities and towns around the world will participate by creating mushroom themed art pieces, strategically placed to be discovered and treasured by the lucky finder.
Episode-32 Attaboy AKA Daniel Seifert_2nd part of the interview by ArtBox DMV
Welcome to part two of Jason's interview with Atta AKA Daniel Seifert. In this episode Jason and Atta continue their conversation about Game of Shrooms that will happen on August 15. If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms go checkout Episode 32 on ArtBoxDMV.com.
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