Malaysia, 2 February 2023 – ARTBOX, Singapore’s largest lifestyle event, is back after a three-year hiatus and celebrates the return to normalcy by reconnecting with everyone again in a physical event space. Held from 24 to 26 February and 3 to 5 March 2023, at Singapore Expo Hall 6 with this year’s theme being Vision. Visitors are encouraged to go beyond reality and explore ARTBOX with a spirit of playful cheekiness and happiness. Invade, together with co-organiser SGAG, promises that this year’s edition of ARTBOX is sure to bring out everyone’s inner mischief within.
A report by the Department of Statistics Singapore (DOSS) shows that close to 600,000 Malaysian travellers visited Singapore over the past year. With this upcoming event, Malaysians would have more reasons to visit.
With more than 20 of the distinctive shipping containers making their return at the event, the Thai origin event offers a uniquely Singaporean twist. ARTBOX is also collaborating with regional art enthusiasts and motion designers, as their vibrant and visionary art installations tell a tale of hope, courage and inner strength.
Non-Stop, Fun-filled Activities
True to this year’s theme of Vision, ARTBOX implores visitors to discover what the future holds at Fortune Town. The journey begins through the Fortune Tunnel, where one will find themselves reaching the enigmatic Fortune Town, filled with hands-on workshops and activities to appeal to the adventurous and fortune-seeking. There will be booths that offer aura reading, henna and Jagua body art, and visitors can even purchase crystals to take home.
No event is complete without music, and ARTBOX has invited popular local and international artistes from Cross Ratio Entertainment to perform songs on the main stage that will leave everyone grooving to the beats. Musing over this year’s line-up of events, Invade’s Chief Executive Officer, Kent Teo, shares that ARTBOX VISION 2023 is akin to a box full of surprises. “We are pulling out all the stops for this year’s edition of ARTBOX with various collaborations, art installations, activities, retail and F&B experiences that will get everyone excited and entertained,” he notes.
SGAG, one of Singapore’s top comedy content producers, is co-organising with Invade for this year’s ARTBOX to deliver a slew of challenges and activities that will leave all in laughter – maybe even some in tears. Taking place on the SGAG event stage at ARTBOX, the Beam of Pain is one such challenge that will test participants’ pain thresholds and determination. An agonising test of strength, the Beam of Pain is a mini obstacle course featuring a 15-metre balancing beam lined with acupuncture mats. Completing this would be a daunting and impossible task for most, but the $888 cash reward lies in wait for the fastest and bravest challenger who conquers the Beam of Pain.
“I have high hopes that the Beam of Pain is going to be difficult to the point that no one will be able to complete it”, Adrian Ang (Xiao Ming), Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of SGAG, said cheekily. “If that is the case, then I will keep the $888 prize for myself!”
A Retail Therapy and Gastronomic Experience Like No Other
With close to 300 booths, visitors will be treated to vendors from various regions that are both new and familiar. On-demand delivery platform foodpanda is also one of ARTBOX’s key partners. Visitors looking to indulge in the plethora of food offerings will be able to relax and eat to their hearts’ content at foodpanda’s pink outdoor-sheltered dining zone. Furthermore, visitors stand a chance to win foodpanda prizes by heading over to Fortune Town and spin the Wheel of Fortune.
For foodies, ARTBOX will offer delectable treats ranging from the sweet to savoury, with vendors cooking up local and regional delicacies that will appeal to the South East Asian palette. Meanwhile, shopaholics will be treated to a variety of fashion, fragrances, jewellery, homewares and artisan crafts.
General single-admission tickets are from S$5 on weekdays and S$6 on weekends per person, Visitors looking at attending all six days can opt for a Season Pass at S$33 per person with priority entry. Groups of five are able to bulk purchase general entry tickets from S$23, exclusive of booking fees. Every ticket will be automatically enrolled into a raffle draw where visitors will stand a chance to win the grand prize of a pair of tickets to Thailand! For more information, please visit https://www.artbox.sg/.