Daytonian Trey Hope launched a new app designed to be a “talent hub” for the region’s artistic community, and he’s looking for beta testers. Hxddxn Gxms (pronounced Hidden Gems) allows regional artists — musicians, producers, photographers, visual artists, designers, chefs, etc. — to create a single searchable profile that connects them with future patrons and customers.
“It’s geared toward people without formal, traditional business models,” Hope explained.
The regional nature of the app ensures that users find artists within their community, he said. The app is a passion project for Hope.
“Artists in Dayton have never had the recognition they deserve,” he said. “I wanted to give back to my community and help my friends out.”
So far, Hxddxn Gxms offers categories for artist entrepreneurs working in music, media, entertainment, food and tech. When these artists create their profiles, they can easily link back to other social media feeds, playlists or portfolios.
As he builds out the app, Hope wants feedback. If you’re an artist, what do you want to be able to share? If you’re searching for artists, what information do you want to find? Get in touch with him, and let him know.