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Premier artists of the region transform elements of a box into amazing and original works of art. Bound only by the imagination, the resulting 2- and 3-dimentional art is a collectible assortment from functional to poignant.

In Sept. 2013, 100 Northern California artists from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe were given a plain wooden box. Their assignment was to transform the box into a work of art. They have two months to ‘Be the Box’, discover their muse, and create a piece of art worthy of their legacy.

Outside the Box is an annual fundraiser benefiting PlacerArts. Each piece of art in the Outside the Box show is inspired by a plain wooden box. One hundred participating artists are given two months to create a work of art, with just two rules: the final product must fit through the gallery’s front door, and be able to stand on its own or be hung on the wall. With a different size box each year, the end results range from funky to functional, pretty to poignant, and are a labor of love and innovation.

Each participating artist is represented in the Outside the Box Artist Directory, with an image of their work and an artist statement describing their creative endeavor.

Artists donate significant time and material in their creation process in support of PlacerArts. The boxes are exhibited in The Arts Building Gallery on silent auction which opens during the January 7.


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Live Art Auction, Friday, January 31

On January 31, boxes are auctioned during the Live Art Auction, where the top Silent Auction bid becomes the opening bid for the Live Auction.