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Make your donation a double in 2016!

We have two exciting opportunities for your gifts to the Box Factory for the Arts. Recently, we were awarded TWO grants -

1. Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded us $18,000 for operations (new events, programming, concerts, etc) at the Box Factory

2. The Frederick S. Upton Foundation awarded us $4,000 for a classroom upgrade in our Gast Classroom at the Box Factory

Both of these amazing grants are matching funds - which means for every $1 you donate toward either opportunity, you are really giving us $2! Please consider making your tax deductible donation today.

All donations are tax deductible because we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.

You can donate any way you want: send in a check to 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085; call us and we'll take your credit or debit card right over the phone; or donate now with PayPal:


In the Galleries - April 22 to June 6, 2016

The Box Factory for the Arts is celebrating spring by presenting three diverse shows in its galleries. Also, in conjunction with the Krasl Art Center of St. Joseph, six new sculptures by various artists will be installed in the Box Factory's Sculpture Garden in celebration of the 2016 Biennial Sculpture Invitational.

A soft opening for the exhibits will be Friday, April 22 with the official Opening Reception on Friday, April 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and craft beer and wine will be available for purchase.

In the Galleries - June 17 to August 14, 2016

Michiana Annual Arts Competition (MAAC) in all three galleries.
Opening reception and awards ceremony on June 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm

New Photography Classes begin in April

TIME: 6:00 till 8:00pm
CLASS SIZE: 8 Students
COST: $195 / Discount for Box Factory Members
Instructor: David Knight

Beginning Photography on Monday evenings
Basic Digital Photography
6 Week Class - 6:00 to 8:00pm
Starting Monday April 18, 2016

Your Digital Camera Demystified
This class covers everything from an introduction into digital technology to important camera settings, and how to start taking a good picture no matter what your subject. You'll learn how to start controlling light, color, and atmosphere while learning the controls of your camera. A must for anyone wanting to get out of the auto modes and be more creative.

Photography - Intermediate
6 Week Class - 6:00 to 8:00pm
Tuesday April 19, 2016

A Class Designed to Improve Your Photography!
Now that you're getting familiar with your camera, it's time to take-it-up-a-notch! We will revisit basic photograph class topics briefly before moving on to advanced techniques. We'll ease our way into topics like using your Flash, shooting Raw, and working at night. But first, you'll learn about other important camera settings including advanced ISO, White Balance and Metering options that will help you with these techniques.
A hands-on field trip will help accentuate the skills taught in class. Field trip location to be announced first week of class.

Advanced Digital Photography Topics:
• Optimizing the Image: Exploring Picture Styles
• Advanced ISO & White Balance
• Working with Motion
• Advanced Metering
• An Introduction into Night & Flash
• Shooting Raw
• Weekly Assignments & Critiques

Where Water Meets the Land

Water & Land 6 Week Class - 6:00 to 8:00pm
Starting Wednesday April 20, 2016

In this class all photographs will be made along the shore of Lake Michigan or any of the rivers that empty into Lake Michigan. Images can be of people or nature or both. We explore the dynamics of photos made with water and/or land as the main element.

When possible we will shoot during class time – either at the beginning or end. Each day we’ll critique images and discuss possibilities of shooting along the shore. By limiting your choices we encourage you to see more possibilities. The old adage “Less Is More” applies to this class. With your parameters being limited your mind will allow you to make better images.

For more information and to register, call the Box Factory at 269-983-3688.



While you're at the box

Visit artists at work in the Box Factory's Artist Studios
Music, Film, and Theatre schedule



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