Calling all art enthusiasts and feisty foodies! Brace yourselves for an electrifying comeback as ARTBOX takes centre stage, promising an experience like never before. The largest Indoor All-Day Night Festival in Singapore is back with a vibrant splash, putting the spotlight on street and urban culture. Get ready for an infusion of local and international brands, talents, and eateries as ARTBOX unveils its grand reopening — welcome to the captivating world of ARTBOX 2024!
Let’s dive head first into the extraordinary things to see at ARTBOX 2024! Don’t miss out on the wacky events that promise laughter, the retail wonders that call your name with unique treasures, and the delicious foods that are sure to make you go back for more.
So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of ARTBOX 2024:
Wacky Activities & Wonderful Shows
Unleash your inner child as the Singapore Expo transforms into a dynamic playground of creativity and entertainment that invites you to immerse yourself in a wacky world of fun and excitement. With an extensive lineup of events and activities, this year’s edition promises to be a whirlwind of laughter, challenges, and unforgettable moments.
At the heart of ARTBOX 2024 lies the SGAG Stage, a vibrant platform where fun (at other people’s expense) takes the spotlight. SGAG is turning up the excitement with a series of challenges that promise laughter and perhaps a bit of pain.
The Hopscotch of Pain, a unique twist on the classic game, challenges participants to hop across a beam covered in acupuncture mats — all on one leg. The reward? A chance to walk away with S$888.
For those with a competitive edge, the National Piak Cockroach Championship is for you. With a rubber slipper in hand, participants aim to knock off cockroach boards placed 4 metres away. It’s an exciting and exhilarating extermination event where hitting the target secures a spot in the thrilling finals.
The creators and familiar faces of SGAG are not exempt from the action; the Creators Death Match pits them against each other on the Hopscotch of Pain. Will they triumph, or will they succumb to the hilariously challenging game? It’s a showdown that promises laughter and surprises. But the fun and excitement don’t stop there, let’s see what else ARTBOX 2024 has to offer!
Moving to the ARTBOX Stage, the festival unfolds into a musical extravaganza. Local music bands like Reverie, The Passerby, and The Mad Trio share the stage with Thailand’s pop band, The Parkinson.
From lively tunes to soulful melodies, you’re sure to get your socks blown off by all the things to do at ARTBOX 2024, so why not take a load off at the various chill-out zones. It features NINE.N’s signature Kaiteki floor recliner, and the company is also expanding their collection in home goods and homeware, which you’ll get an exclusive look at ARTBOX 2024. The ARTBOX Stage is set to create unforgettable nights filled with music, good vibes, and the perfect weekend atmosphere.
Central Avenue stands as the heart of the exhibition hall, featuring a multi-level structure that showcases the festival’s theme of self-expression. The Hero Structure, towering three levels high, made from five shipping containers and a huge LED screen is the centrepiece of ARTBOX 2024. Here, you can explore the ARTBOX Street Press, a container adorned with quotes and sayings that embody the spirit of the event-goers.
The fun extends to Open Plaza, a vibrant zone where the fun and creativity come alive. From chess competitions at Aliwal Chess Club’s Chess Street to captivating murals, workshops, and a mini amphitheatre for relaxation, Open Plaza is a dynamic space where you can scratch your board games and video games itch.
It also features Teo Heng’s KTV containers where you can showcase your singing skills and belt out your favourite tunes, while the adjacent Gamestop Arena offers a thrilling gaming experience with Nintendo Switch and VR Games. The Open Plaza also features the Alternate VP booth, where you can elevate your photo-taking experience with cutting-edge AI photography, so strike a pose, and unleash your creativity!
The Arcade Alley, presented by The Arcade People, takes over with classic and modern arcade games. Go and immerse yourself in arcade games from the days of old or new ones that feature a modern twist, with daily challenges offering the chance to walk away with enticing prizes. The excitement doesn’t stop here; The Arcade Alley also has claw machines that tempt visitors with up to 1000 prizes daily, ranging from Zalora Gift Cards to home goods collections, and more!
Regional Delights & Gastronomic Curiosities
When your taste buds are as diverse as the cityscape, the culinary scene in ARTBOX 2024 becomes a playground for the palate. Join us as we venture beyond the mundane, exploring eateries that redefine ‘delicious’ and redefine your expectations of what street food could be.
ARTBOX 2024 boasts an extensive lineup of over 120 F&B stalls promising a culinary haven where every craving finds its match. As you step into this gastronomic wonderland, the air is filled with the enticing aromas of international treats, offering a feast for both the eyes and the palate.
Aptly named Flavour Boulevard, it is a foodie’s paradise and features a diverse array of culinary delights from local favourites to exotic international flavours. As you wander through the lanes of Flavour Boulevard, you’ll encounter vendors passionately crafting their creations.
From sizzling Southeast Asian street food to delightful fusion dishes, ARTBOX 2024 caters to every palate and made a conscious effort this year to create a halal section, so that we can all have a stress-free experience when finding our next bite. One moment, you may find yourself immersed in the rich aromas of traditional Thai cuisine, and the next, captivated by the alluring scents of Korean street food. So let’s see what flavourful bites and delicious offerings they have at ARTBOX 2024!
For a quick and easy bite while we browsed the rows and rows of food stalls, we picked up the Japanese Beef Cubes from The Swag Social, a delicious and easy meal to share with a hungry media team! A mouthwatering blend of savoury, umami-rich flavours with a delightful charred exterior, peppered with their house seasoning which gives it a slight sweetness and smokiness, is definitely a popular and irresistible street food option!
We settled on a few mains, including the Braised Pork Rice from Taiwanese brand MONKI, Chicken Sliders from local Breadfirst Everyday and a showing of true convention innovation, the Mala Noodles Cup by MALA Cup SG.
A delectable and comforting flavour can be found in the Braised Pork Rice, where the dish features tender, fatty pork belly slow-cooked in a flavorful braising liquid, resulting in succulent, melt-in-your-mouth sauce. The irresistible Chicken Sliders feature a toasted bao bun that is soft and pillowy, which contrasts delightfully with the crispy, mouth-watering fried chicken. Velvety cheese sauce crowns the slider, elevating it to a whole new level of indulgence. Meanwhile, everyone’s favourite and familiar spicy noodles packs a punch with its rich and aromatic broth, all in the convenience of a cup with the Mala Noodles Cup — say goodbye to having to make a meal out of a meal!
You have to have a drink to wash that all down, so for those beer drinkers reading, why not chug and unplug with ARTBOX’s Official Lager Beer, Chang Beer, or for those that don’t take alcohol, Butterbeer, also from The Swag Social. Creamy and velvety, sweet and caramelised, need I say more?
As you explore the Flavour Boulevard, be prepared for surprises at every turn. From tantalising aromas that lure you to new discoveries, to the vibrant colours of exotic dishes. So, whether you’re a culinary connoisseur seeking new tastes or someone looking to indulge in familiar flavours, the Flavour Boulevard at ARTBOX 2024 promises to leave your taste buds and senses thoroughly satisfied!
Retail Wonders & Artistic Gems
In a city where even the humidity has its own sense of style, you can take your fashion to new heights at ARTBOX 2024. Forget about dressing for the weather; in this indoor arena, you can dress up or find a dress to make a statement. So it’s time to swing into style and let retail do the talking!
ARTBOX 2024 is your next retail paradise, welcoming you into a world of diverse offerings where over 180 vendors from Asia converge to create a shopping experience like no other. From fashionistas seeking the latest trends to collectors on the lookout for unique treasures, the Shopping District at ARTBOX 2024 promises an unparalleled adventure.
As you step into the Shopping District you’ll find yourself surrounded by a bustling marketplace, each booth offering a treasure trove of eclectic finds. The festival’s diverse retail landscape spans across borders, featuring vendors from Singapore, Thailand, and South Korea, showcasing a vibrant mix of styles, influences, and craftsmanship.
ARTBOX 2024 goes beyond mainstream retail, featuring artisanal boutiques that showcase handcrafted goods and one-of-a-kind creations. From intricate jewellery to bespoke home decor, to weirdly-shaped plushies?
These boutiques provide a platform for independent local artists and designers to shine. You can expect to discover hidden gems and support local and regional craftsmanship as you explore the charming alleys of the Shopping District.
Another highlight of the Shopping District is the exclusive collaborations and limited-edition releases that make ARTBOX 2024 a must-visit for collectors and enthusiasts.
Some of the participating brands have joined forces with artists and designers to create unique pieces that capture the essence of the festival. Whether it’s limited-edition prints, customised fashion items, or collectable art, these collaborations make your shopping experience even more unique.
We’ll also give a special shoutout to K-Avenue, a captivating section within the Shopping District that showcases the diverse offerings of over 30 Korean brands hailing from all corners of Korea, not just the bustling streets of Seoul.
From the paradise-like Jeju to the vibrant Incheon, K-Avenue showcases the richness and variety of Korean craftsmanship. Here, you can immerse yourselves in an authentic Korean shopping experience, exploring a curated selection of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands. A standout for us of K-Avenue is the Ourlin Hanbok stall, where you can try on and rent different hanboks and strike your best pose for a picture opportunity or even parade around ARTBOX 2024, creating lasting memories.
The Shopping District is a curated retail haven where every booth is a window into a unique world. Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward pieces, handcrafted treasures, or collectable merchandise, ARTBOX 2024’s diverse retail offerings ensure that everyone finds something special to take home.
As we conclude our exploration of wacky fun and delicious foods that await at ARTBOX 2024, it’s evident that this festival fulfils its promise of being bigger and better than last year. Whether you’re drawn to the showings of the ARTBOX & SGAG Stage, the innovative booths of the Open Plaza, the endless options of street food at the Flavour Boulevard, or the myriad of shopping destinations at the Shopping District, ARTBOX 2024 ensures there’s something for everyone.
Don’t miss out on an adventure that promises laughter, excitement, and a unique blend of experiences. ARTBOX 2024 awaits, see you there!
🗓️Date: 26 to 28 January, 2 to 4 February 2024
📍Location: Singapore Expo, Hall 2, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
💲Price: From S$6 (Weekdays), From S$7 (Weekends)
⏰Opening Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm
Tickets for ARTBOX 2024 can be purchased from the event’s official website.
Photos by Leo Chia of the DANAMIC Team.