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Boxville

Address

332 E. 51st St.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 12pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Website

boxville.org

Description

Located at CTA Green Line and 51st Street, Boxville is Chicago’s first shipping container-based retail center and street food market. Starting with one box - the BikeBox in 2014 - providing affordable bike repair in the heart of Bronzeville, Boxville has become a 13-container marketplace full of art, music, and a variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Boxville received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Placemaking Award in 2019 for its role in transforming 51st Street.

Visitor Experience

Come enjoy the quirky and vibrant atmosphere of Boxville, with neighborhood entrepreneurs offering delicious meals, socially conscious streetwear, homemade body care products and much more from a colorful set of refurbished shipping containers, driven by musical beats from some of Chicago’s best DJs and performers. Learn about the process of creating Boxville from its founders and tour raw, in-progress, and fully completed containers.