Final Fantasy has been celebrating its 30th anniversary all year long with a number of game releases and special events. The latest among the festivities is a tribute to three decades of artwork that have shaped and defined its many fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures.
Coming to the Los Angeles area in December is “Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art,” an exhibit showcasing artwork from across the entire Final Fantasy series. The official anniversary website promises art from the “past, present, and future” of Final Fantasy will be on display, with more details forthcoming.
In addition to art from the games, five guest artists have prepared a special tribute for the 30th anniversary. Participating in the tribute are artists Helen Chen, Joey Chou, Jisoo Kim, Perry Dixon Maple, and Sachin Teng.
The Final Fantasy 30th anniversary art exhibit opens at the Gallery Nucleus (210 East Main Street, Alhambra, California) on Saturday, December 2, and continues through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Admittance is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted for specific events (though no paid events have been specified as of this writing).
A fan-friendly affair, photos and video will be permitted in the venue. Attendees are also encouraged to cosplay, although, security will not permit weaponry, props, or face-covering masks.
On opening day, a special reception is being held from noon until 9 p.m. local time. General admission to this event is also free. Complimentary “themed refreshments” will be served, and an hourly raffle will give attendees multiple chances to win a prize.
Those who would love to have Final Fantasy art in their own homes can participate in an online auction beginning December 2, as well. The auction is scheduled to close on January 9 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. According to the gallery’s website, collectors will bid on concept art reproductions and select pieces from the exhibit. More information on the auction and a pop-up shop at the gallery are expected to be revealed at a later date.
Fans in Japan are also being treated to a 30th anniversary art exhibit, but it’s scheduled to take place early next year. Final Fantasy art will be on display at the Tokyo City View Observation Deck Gallery in Roppongi Hills from Monday, January 22, 2018 until Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Watch the entire announcement for the Final Fantasy art exhibit coming to California in the following video. In it, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and producer Shinji Hashimoto, share their thoughts on the series’ first 30 years.
[Featured Image by Square Enix]