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332 E. 51st St.




Sat, Oct 14: 12pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Michael Beavers, Jared James, Sharon Samuels, James Silvestro, Darin Triplett, 2014-2020


Don't Miss

Boxville will be offering an incredible lineup of food, music and shopping during Open House Chicago weekend. Be sure to check it out!⁠ ⁠ Saturday: "Best of Boxville" featuring the best Boxville vendors for great food and good shopping. Featuring music from: Afro Zep: 12pm-1pm⁠ Earthe St. James and Band: 3:30pm-5pm⁠ ⁠ Sunday:Boxville is extending a special invitation to HBCU students, alumni, grad and Divine 9 members to meet up and mingle during Open House Chicago weekend.⁠ Featuring music from: Chicago Loud: 1pm-5pm⁠ Chicago Sound Box Marching Band: 12:30pm-4pm⁠


Boxville is Chicago's first (and only) shipping container market. What began in 2014 with one repurposed shipping container offering seasonal bike repair on a vacant lot at 51st Street and the CTA Green Line, has grown into a colorful collection of 22 containers offering an assortment of delicious food, local crafts, and a range of wellness products produced by local entrepreneurs within a fun and music-filled marketplace. Boxville received the inaugural MacArthur Foundation Placemaking Award in 2019 for its role in transforming 51st Street, and it continues to grow today.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will experience all of Boxville's active enterprises and "pop-up" vendors, as well as participate in some "inside-the-box" tours of shipping containers being converted to retail stores.