If ever something needed disrupting, it's hotel room art. Enter Daylighted, a San Francisco–based startup that intertwines art and technology in a way that exposes cool local artists to large companies in need of legit work.
Mixing technology with the colorful world of art is nothing new, but we're liking Daylighted's innovative approach via what they're calling a SmArt Gallery—a digital platform that allows hotels and other special events venues to exhibit a constantly rotating selection of art that can be curated and swapped out according to seasons, trends, design updates, party themes and more.
Daylighted's SmArt Galleries can be displayed on the wall or on these custom-made easels. (Photo courtesy of Daylighted)
Daylighted has culled a wide-ranging, eclectic collection of photography, painting, prints, and mixed-media works, all submitted by invited artists from around the world. Among the offering are several pieces by Bay Area artists, as well as a partnership with the local nonprofit SF Camerawork.
In a section on Daylighted's site called California Dreams, we stumbled upon the urban photography of SF Chronicle lensman Mike Kepka; magical landscapes by Marsha Guggenheim; and dreamy watercolors by painter Jeffrey Long, whose works hang in the collections at SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum.
Two Skiffs, by San Francisco painter Jeffrey Long, is available in Daylighted's California Dreams collection. (Photo courtesy of Daylighted)
Keep an eye out for Daylighted's digital galleries, which have already been installed locally at Phoenix Hotel's Chamber's Restaurant, the Hotel Zephyr, and Waterfront Hotel at Jack London Square.