Hot Box Pop-Up Art Gallery

Mural by BreezeWith support from ArtPlace, Roosevelt Row CDC has created a pop-up art gallery in a re-purposed 20′ shipping container.

A book of photographs of the evolution of the container is available through Blurb by clicking here.

Hot Box is made possible through support from ArtPlace America and programming is in partnership with phICA.

Read the press release here.

Hot Box Gallery featured in Art Ltd. Magazine!

“In the eclectic gallery enclave of Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix, an ArtPlace America grant is helping to turn 20-foot-long ocean-certified shipping containers into moveable galleries on a vacant lot, for an ironic take on “temporary” art. The first container to be repurposed goes by the name Hot Box Gallery and boasts white sheetrock walls, oak floors, track lighting, and solar energy. Artists are being encouraged to consider the entire venue, inside and out, as a potential canvas or space for activation, says Greg Esser, board member of the non-profit Roosevelt Row Community Development Corp. “When the lot gets developed, the containers can be picked up and relocated to another vacant lot in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, something we have plenty of,” he adds.” –Deborah Ross, Art. Ltd

About Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) [pronounced fī’ca, as in FINALLY! phICA!] is a not-for-profit organization that compliments other regional cultural institutions while differentiating itself through collaboration and community partnerships and by offering new portals of entry for enjoying, understanding, and interpreting contemporary art. phICA was envisioned and is structured to be organic and efficient and is a non-collecting institution with a primary focus on exhibition projects, artist residencies, and arts incubation activities. The founding Board of Directors first met to discuss their mutual vision in October 2007, officially organized the organization in 2009 with the first exhibition project launched in February 2011. For more information visit

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