Artbox Avenue 2024: Malaysian Entrepreneurs and Artists Takes Part in Singapore’s Largest Creative Festival

Get ready to dive into a world where art, culture, and entrepreneurship collide! The upcoming ARTBOX AVENUE 2024, Singapore’s largest indoor all-day festival, is set to showcase the talents of Malaysian entrepreneurs and artists, turning the spotlight on their innovative creations. This festival promises a captivating experience for visitors from all walks of life, ensuring it’s an event not to miss.

The Global Celebration Hub: Exploring ARTBOX AVENUE

Embark on an unforgettable journey as ARTBOX AVENUE transforms the Singapore Expo Hall 2 into a vibrant and bustling city of creativity. Running over two consecutive weekends from January 26th to 28th and February 2nd to 4th, this immersive celebration promises a fusion of art, music, and culture, offering an enriching experience for attendees of all ages.

Tickets start at $6 (RM21) per person, providing access to more than 300 retail and F&B vendors. The event, co-organized with SGAG, guarantees an integration of vibrant creativity and engaging experiences, setting the stage for an exhilarating start to 2024.

From CEO’s Vision to SGAG’s Twists: Unveiling the Unforgettable

Kent Teo, Founder and CEO of Invade, expresses his excitement about ARTBOX AVENUE, emphasizing the event’s role in providing a platform for Malaysian businesses and artists on the global stage. Partnering once again with SGAG ensures a perfect blend of creativity and engagement, with a focus on curated experiences in F&B, retail, and performing arts.

The SGAG stage promises a riot of fun and pain with challenges like the electrifying Hopscotch of Pain. Visitors can win $888 (RM3,100) cash while hopping on one leg across an acupuncture mat-covered beam, adding a hilarious twist to hopscotch.

But that’s not all – brace for an adrenaline rush with two fresh competitions, the National Piak Cockroach Championship in week 1 and the National Water Bottle Tornado Championship in week 2. Here, the best contenders will pocket $888 (RM3,100) in cash prizes in each thrilling event.

Adrian Ang, HEPMIL Media Group Co-Founder, and Chief Creative Officer, expressed his thrill, saying, “We are thrilled to be back again for ARTBOX AVENUE, adding a whacky and humorous twist to the event we all know and love today. Visitors can expect much more challenging competitions at our SGAG stage and walk away with cold hard cash!”

Malaysian Artists in the Spotlight

Renowned graffiti artist and illustrator, Cloakwork, and another distinguished artist, MonKiddo, both from Malaysia, take center stage at ARTBOX AVENUE. Cloakwork’s distinctive style, blending street art with storytelling, transforms dedicated spaces into immersive showcases of vibrant and captivating artwork. MonKiddo’s intricate detailing and vibrant compositions captivate visitors, making them focal points of this year’s festival.

Retail Revelry

Some participating brands from Thailand, Loma.Whale
(Photos courtesy of Instagram)
Some participating brands from Thailand, rust brand
(Photos courtesy of Instagram)

ARTBOX AVENUE 2024 becomes a bustling marketplace and retail haven, featuring international and local artisans. Discover an eclectic mix of trendsetting fashion and traditional crafts, curated by artisans from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and South Korea.

Among the treasures awaiting you are beloved Malaysian brands like Artomaii Creative Studio and Grey Lady. Artomaii Creative Studio weaves global and Malaysian inspirations into original paintings and clay crafts. Meanwhile, Grey Lady offers culturally resonant collections perfect for stylish statements, especially with the Lunar New Year on the horizon.

International Flavours

Some participating brands from Singapore, K Ō B A S H Ī
(Photos courtesy of Instagram)

Prepare your palate for a culinary journey like no other as ARTBOX AVENUE 2024 plays host to a diverse array of international flavors. From the savoury aromas of Thai cuisine to the vibrant tapestry of South Korean street food, indulge in a feast for the senses that promises something for every palate.

For those with a sweet tooth, delve into an indulgent painting workshop hosted by renowned chocolatier Janice Wong. Transform sweet canvases into edible masterpieces, exploring the artistry of chocolate-making under Janice Wong’s expert guidance. It’s a hands-on experience that promises to tantalize taste buds and ignite creativity in equal measure.

Exciting Entertainment

Jocelyn Ng, Singaporean Violinist
Spruce Teo, Singaporean Saxophonist

The festival’s entertainment lineup is nothing short of spectacular. Local talents like Jocelyn Ng, a virtuoso violinist, and Spruce Teo, a talented saxophonist, will captivate and move the audience with their soul-stirring performances.

The Parkinson

Thailand’s The Parkinson will grace on the stage on the first Saturday, presented by ARTBOX’s Official Lager Beer, Chang Beer. Beyond the auditory delight, visitors can immerse themselves in live performances by local music bands such as Reverie, The Passerby, The Mad Trio, and more. To sweeten the experience, Chang Beer will be gifting merchandise and free beer, enhancing the ARTBOX experience.

Unleash Your Inner Rockstar and Level Up Your Gaming Experience

ARTBOX AVENUE _ Open Plaza Artist Impression

Sing your heart out at Teo Heng’s Karaoke-in-a-Container and unleash your inner rockstar. Whether you’re a seasoned karaoke enthusiast or a first-time crooner, seize the spotlight and create lasting memories.

Additionally, indulge in a unique chess experience at Aliwal Chess Club. Participants can engage in creative chess activities, explore exclusive chess-themed merchandise, and craft personalized tote bags. As a thrilling bonus, participants stand a chance to win the grand prize of a custom-made chess table valued at over $800 (RM2795) in the Snap & Win contest.

Step into the ultimate Gamestop Arena at Open Plaza, offering Switch and VR Games in a comfortable and playful setting. On top of that, The Arcade People (TAP) takes over Arcade Alley with classic and modern arcade games, adding daily challenges for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Ticket Information and Closing Thoughts

Ensure you don’t miss out on this cultural extravaganza with flexible ticket options:

1. Pre-Event (from now until 25 January 2024)
General single-admission tickets are $6 (RM21) on weekdays and $7 (RM25) on weekends per person.

2. Event (26 January to 4 February 2024)
General single-admission tickets are $7 (RM25) on weekdays and $8 (RM28) on weekends per person.

3. Early Risers 4-pax Bundle (For Entries on Fridays, 12PM slots)
Available at $16 (RM56) (U.P. $23/ RM81).

In the heart of Singapore, ARTBOX AVENUE 2024 promises a global culture celebration, sensory feast, and border-transcending experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the vibrant showcase of Malaysian creativity on the global stage. Secure your tickets now at ARTBOX AVENUE.

Text by Solehah Kok

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