Gallery Route One THE BOX SHOW™ 2019
11101 Highway One
150 IDENTICAL boxes become 150 UNIQUE works of art
August 2nd – September 8th, 2019
Opening Party: Saturday, August 3rd 3-5 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, September 8th , 2 PM, Live Auction 3 PM
In 1999, Gallery Route One gave wood boxes to local artists to create anything they wished. Twenty years later THE BOX SHOW™ is more popular than ever! Why do thousands of people come to see THE BOX SHOW™ at Gallery Route One in rural West Marin’s Point Reyes Station every year? Because there is so much fun and amazement in seeing and bidding on these transformed boxes!
For THE BOX SHOW™, Gallery Route One distributes 150 identically sized wooden boxes to 150 people, some noted artists and some aspiring community members eager to let their art flags fly. Roughly two months later, each Box Artist’s work of art goes on display at the gallery for seven weeks. Silent bidding for the boxes occurs throughout the exhibition, culminating in the dynamic live auction.
THE BOX SHOW™ is not only an opportunity for artists to flex their creative muscles, it is also a fundraiser for Gallery Route One’s other outreach programs: the Artists in the Schools Program; the Latino Photography Project; With the Earth: Arts and the Environment; and our Social Justice exhibits.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at THE BOX SHOW™. Come and experience the inventive and ingenious way art can be created starting with a plain wood box. This is an S.F. Bay Area tradition. Don’t miss THE BOX SHOW™!
See boxes from previous years and much more on our website: galleryrouteone.org & facebook.com/galleryrouteone, and on Instagram @galleryrouteone
Gallery Route One is open every day during THE BOX SHOW™ from 11 AM to 5 PM with extended hours till 7 pm on Saturdays.