For the first time, the most-anticipated event will be held indoors in the comfort of Singapore Expo Hall 6.
It’s finally back after three long years! Yes, reigniting creativity and connectivity in this era of new beginnings, Artbox makes a return to Singapore—starting February 24 from 12 pm to 11 pm. Built on the vision of embracing endless possibilities and opportunities in these unprecedented times, the lifestyle event is Singapore’s version of the celebrated Bangkok creative night market.
In its fourth edition, Artbox will be held indoors at Singapore Expo Hall 6, an area capable of accommodating more than 20 of the distinctive shipping containers akin to the event’s Thai origin in its 9,822 square meter space. This time, you will no longer need to stress yourself by bumping shoulders with the sweaty mass, as the area is air-conditioned throughout the event.
Here’s What to Expect in the Upcoming Artbox 2023
This year, the activities that Artbox offers come with refreshing twists, including the new attraction called the Beam of Pain. As the name suggests, participants are challenged to do the agonizing 15-meter balancing beam walk that is lined up with acupuncture mats and win $888!
Wait, what? Yes, by just clearing the beam in the fastest way possible, the money can be all yours for the taking! Organized by Invade and comedy content producers, SGAG, this obstacle course will truly test your inner mischief.
But wait, there’s more to that. You win more cash prizes if you join and triumph at the National Shake Leg Championship or the National Paper Toss Championship. Outlast, outplay, and outshake all the rest of the participants, and you’re sure to bring home the bacon—that’s $888 for you!
Bringing to life the cult-classic Paper Toss mobile game, Artbox 2023 also invites visitors to test their accuracy and wind-bending skills—and become the first-ever National Paper Toss Champion, bringing home $888!
Not Interested in Competing? Here’s What You Can Do at Artbox 2023
With almost 300 booths made available for visitors, your creative heart will surely enjoy the art installations from JELLO artists, Lester Lim, and tokidoki. Fashion enthusiasts will definitely warm to the wide variety of fashion items, fragrances, jewelry, homewares, and artisan crafts that are available for sale in the area.
Highlighting art and music for this year, the heart of the exhibition will feature a three-level structure comprising octagon-shaped containers that are stacked vertically with projection mapping, created by genius visual artist Aundraj Jude and motion designer Reynard Adrianto.
Artbox 2023 will be graced by the performances of artists from Cross Ratio Entertainment, including Tay Kewei, Derrick Hoh, Alfred Sim, Akeem Jahat, Calvert Tay, and Zin (The Voice Thailand Season 8).
If you’re the gastronomic type, then you will surely enjoy exploring the food available at the event, like the Cantonese-style barbecue pork from Michelin Bib Gourmand Bangkok eatery Tang Jai Yang, and other food items hailing from Malaysia, Taiwan, and around Singapore.Artbox 2023 will span two weekends—starting from February 24 to 26 and March 3 to 5 (12 pm to 11pm). General admission is S$5 on weekdays and S$6 on weekends per person. To make the most of the event, you can also opt for a season pass for all six days for only S$33. To learn more, feel free to visit the official site here for more details.
Cover image credit: Artbox SG