Earlier this year, Artbox returned after a three-year hiatus with various collaborations, art installations, activities, retail selections, F&B experiences, and more.
In 2024, Artbox will expand its horizons to the theme of “Avenue” where visitors can expect a global melting pot of street culture and attitude, all rolled into one.
For two weekends (Jan 26 to 28, and Feb 2 to 4), Singapore Expo Hall 2 will be transformed into a 105,000-square-foot urban wonderland, a mini city with “streets” and “avenues” from the U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand.
There will be two new zones: Central Avenue and Open Plaza. Central Avenue boasts a three-level display of vibrantly decorated shipping containers with colossal traffic lights adorned with psychedelic neon lights, graffiti and street signs. Groove to roving live performances along this avenue and get your IG shots at larger-than-life photo spots like the Artbox Street Press.
Open Plaza is where cultures converge in a vibrant space filled with interactive and immersive activities. Try Street Chess hosted by Aliwal Chess Club in the first weekend, or book a massage session in the second week. Workshops and hands-on activities at the Open Plaza will offer opportunities to personalise items like sneakers, T-shirts, phone charms and more. Additionally, look out for Teo Heng KTV Containers to show off your singing prowess, and Complimentary VR and Nintendo Switch games for a dynamic gaming experience.
Fun, silly and confirm crazy
Artbox will once again partner with Singapore’s wackiest content-creating team SGAG for an exciting slew of activities. Following the previous edition’s Beam of Pain, where the public, celebrities and influencers alike take on a 15-metre-long balance beam filled with acupuncture mats, the team has now taken this a notch higher with The Beam of Sia Lah Damn Pain.
But no pain, no gain. The fruit of suffering remains sweet at the end for the fastest contestant, who will win cold hard cash worth $888.
If you are not squeamish, enter the outrageous National Piak Cockroach Championship. Details are scant but contestants are to get their slippers ready for the ultimate cockroach smackdown and beat the competition with speed and accuracy. There is also the National Water Bottle Tornado Championship where you can test your water bottle tornado spinning skills. The best contenders will pocket $888 in cash prizes in each thrilling event.
As usual, there will be plenty of F&B offerings – more than 100 stalls, in fact – throughout the venue. Arrive hungry to chomp on street food, unique creations and Insta-worthy munchies.
Artbox 2024 will take place over two weekends, from Jan 26 to 28, and Feb 2 to 4, at Singapore Expo Hall 2.