Creating your own VR art gallery is easier than you think. And it doesn't have to cost you anything either. Here is a simple guide to setting up a free art gallery in virtual reality that anybody can visit.
Here is a simple 5 step process.
Choose your platform.
Choose a template.
Populate your gallery with your art.
Invite people to visit your gallery.
STEP 1. Choose a platform
We recommend Horizon Worlds. It was created by Meta (a.k.a. Facebook) and it has a huge backing behind it. You want to make sure that your gallery will still be there next month, and that's why going with a reputable platform makes most sense. Also, what good is a virtual gallery if nobody goes there. Meta's Horizon Worlds is a community and the discovery tools allow you to invite people to visit. Lastly, Meta owns Oculus, which is currently the most popular VR headset. All signs point to Horizon Worlds being your best bet.
STEP 2. Choose a template
Unless you're an architecture student, you probably don't have much patience for making a building from scratch. In Horizon Worlds some users make their worlds and assets available to others. Horizon Worlds assets and even entire buildings such as art galleries or museums is what we are passionate about at Meta Crafters.
Consider the template below.
If you want to claim this template, visit the Meta Crafters Asset store. It's FREE! Claim it at the Meta Crafters Asset Store here: https://oculus.com/vr/7207645515974412/
STEP 3. Populate your gallery with your art.
This step doesn't require much discussion. Have fun creating in Horizon Worlds. bring your virtual painting and sculptures into your gallery. Have fun arranging your space.
STEP 4. Publish your VR art gallery in Horizon Worlds.
Horizon makes this step super easy. You simply click the PUBLISH button. Within seconds your gallery will be live and ready to receive visitors.
STEP 5. Invite people to visit your gallery.
Once you publish your gallery, Horizon Worlds will provide you with a link that you can send to your friends. Anybody with an Oculus Quest headset can download Horizon Worlds for free. Once they get your link, they will be able to click on it and find themselves inside your gallery.
Here is an example of a Gallery Link in Horizon Worlds
Have Fun Creating your very own VR Art Gallery in the Metaverse !