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Artbox 2024 Is Returning To SG Expo With Stacked Shipping Containers & Larger Event Zone

Artbox Avenue 2024 at Singapore Expo


It’s no secret that Singaporeans love weekend market-inspired festivals such as Chatuchak and Artbox. The latter is an event started in Bangkok and expanded with its first Singapore edition in 2017, proving to be a hit amogst locals here.

The street market is set to make a comeback with Artbox Avenue taking place across 2 weekends in 2024, 26th-28th January and 2nd-4th February. Envisioned to be 50% bigger than Artbox 2023, the next edition will feature 2 new spaces, Central Avenue and the Open Plaza. If you’re intrigued, here’s what you can expect from Artbox Avenue 2024. 


Pose against IG-worthy shipping containers at Central Avenue


Central Plaza.Image credit: Artbox Avenue 2024

A new addition this year is Central Avenue, which will feature stacked shipping containers with whimsical features such as supersized traffic lights, graffiti, and colourful neon signs. And if you’re lucky, you might catch roving live performances.

Even the interiors of the containers have been overhauled. Instead of seeing a dark, dank space, visitors will be pleasantly greeted by their lively interior, which encourages them to freely express themselves for the ‘Gram. 


Indulge in retail therapy & play retro arcade games


Image for illustrative purposes only.Image credit: Artbox Avenue 2024

When you’re done taking shots, head over to the retail zone for some food or shopping. Here, you’ll find more than 200 F&B and retail stores. While details of the F&B vendors are still up in the air, last year’s Artbox featured names such as Tanamera and Smooze. 

Grilled cheese sandwich at Artbox 2023. Image for illustrative purposes only. 

Those wanting to quell their rumbling bellies can also choose from a variety of cuisines such as Western, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Thai. 

Image for illustrative purposes only.Image credit: Artbox Avenue 2024

Meanwhile, shopaholics will be glad to know that there are 140 retail outlets to fulfil your urge to splurge – from apparel to plants and handmade knick-knacks by independent makers. 

Artbox 2023.Image for illustrative purposes only. 

Alternatively, you can also relieve fond childhood memories with the wide range of retro arcade games available. This year, the retail zone will feature machines by TAP (The Arcade People). Besides wowing bae with your impressive skills, you can also stand a chance to win attractive prizes at the daily challenge.


Decorate your own sneakers & smash cockroaches


Speaking of challenges, a variety of local ones are also available at the Open Plaza. Those wanting to relive more carefree childhood days can join the National Water Bottle Tornado Challenge, while pest haters among us can fearlessly smack roaches at the National Piak Cockroach Championship. The winners for each event get to walk away with $888 in cold, hard cash. 

Image for illustrative purposes only.Image credit: Artbox Avenue 2024

Balancing Beam of Pain, an obstacle course from last year, is also making a much more painful return. Participants will now have to hop across an acupuncture mat-covered beam in a twisted game of hopscotch.

If challenges are not your kinda thing, there’re also a variety of activities available. Gamers can bond over the wide selection of Nintendo Switch and VR games, while those wanting hands-on activities can also attend the creative workshops, where they get to try their hand at customising items such as tees and sneakers.

Personalise your items at the workshops available.Image for illustrative purposes only. 

Those who are heading down shouldn’t miss events happening each weekend. From 26th-28th January, have a big brain moment by playing Street Chess. Hosted by Aliwal Chess Club, this experience lets visitors put their forward-thinking skills as they play the familiar board game with a twist. If today’s not brain day, refreshing massage sessions are available from 2nd-4th February to unwind and relax.


Get ready for ArtBox Avenue 2024


Image for illustrative purposes only.Image credit: Artbox Avenue 2024

With its Instagrammable photo displays, yummy grub, games, and activities, it’s little wonder that we flock to Artbox every year. Not to mention, music lovers will also get to watch local and overseas performers take over the stage or have a go at being a songbird at one of Teo Heng’s KTV containers

For those making their annual pilgrimage to Artbox Avenue 2024, pre-event prices start from $6 for weekdays and $7 for weekends, while a 4-pax bundle for Friday afternoon entries goes at $16.

Get your tickets for Artbox Avenue 2024

Other things you can look forward to next year:Anthem of the Seas cruise Brand new Escape Theme ParkEd Sheeran’s 1-night only concert


Cover image adapted from: ArtBox Avenue 2024

Event Information

Artbox Avenue 2024

Singapore Expo Hall 6,1 Expo Dr,Singapore 486150
Date:

26 Jan – 04 Feb 2024

Time:

12:00 am – 11:00 pm

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