Art calendar

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 - August 26 - October 10, 2016

Robert Campsmith Photography in the Robert Williams Gallery; Jeff and Theresa Heaton Mixed Media Show in the Heartha Whitlow Gallery; Joan Cuson Paintings in the Riverwalk Gallery. Opening reception from 5:30-7:30 pm on Aug. 26

Face Off with Bob Williams - August 20

WHAT: FACE OFF at the Box Factory for the Arts
WHEN: 5:30PM Saturday, August 20th
WHERE: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph
COST: $5 cover

Enjoy an art-filled evening at the Box Factory! This exciting portrait drawing event gives you the chance to experience art created right before your eyes. Stroll through the many galleries in the Box Factory for the Arts to watch local portrait artists in action, painting and drawing from live models. See how each artist interprets the same model differently in their unique style. The artists will work in the medium of their choice.

“Our first FACE OFF event was an overwhelming success for both the artists and visitors. It will be a fun and rewarding evening for all.”

- Bob Williams, Box Factory artist and Board Member

“It’s interesting because it’s people looking at the same thing and not seeing the same thing. That is what’s fun for the viewer, whether it’s ‘Are they looking at the same thing I am?’ or ‘I didn’t notice that.’ ... That’s what I do to poor Bob. I’ll stand behind him and look at the model and say to him, ‘The nose is too big.’”

- Elaine Harju, Box Factory artist

This will be the third time the Box Factory for the Arts has hosted the FACE OFF. This time, visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at portrait drawing. A few easels with blank pages will be set up among the artists, and daring guests will be able to draw the models as well. This event is free and open to the public, so come enjoy a glass of wine or local craft beer at this atypical and exciting event.

Arts Bash - September 23, 6pm

New Culinary Classes - June 16, July 28, Aug 10-12

Artistic Collaboration, fuels Creative Culinary Exploration with our New Culinary Classes.

Join Culinary Chef Tara Newman of Delicious Deliveries, as she presents hands on classes here at the Box Factory for the Arts. Registration and pre-payment is required. Call the Box Factory to secure your space. 983-3688

June 16th- 6-8pm. Salad’s & Smoothie’s.
Warm weather is just starting; let’s kick off summer with healthy eating and cooking! Class is hands on, as you’ll learn how to properly layer ingredients for healthy drinks. Experiment with home made dressings and delicious salad combinations.
Class Fee: $40 per person.

July 28th- 6-8pm. Room 4 Dessert!
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss this class. Sweetbread, original cake recipes, tart technique and pie crust. Class is hands on, you’ll never buy boxed again.
Class Fee: $48 per person.

Aug 10, 11, 12th. 9-1 pm. Kids Cooking Camp, A Culinary Expedition!
We’ll explore cooking techniques, various recipes from baking to healthy eating, trying favorite foods in new creative ways. Our expedition beyond cooking will lead kids to planting, painting, pottery, and crafting recycled art.

These camp days will be hands on and full of non-stop fun. Open to ages- 7 & up.
3 day Class fee- $140 per person.




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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