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ArtCube: Think Inside the Box

Orlando artist Dawryby‘s “Think Inside the Box” is the first installation in the ArtCube, a shipping container-art gallery sited at Interstruct on the West Church Corridor. The closing reception on September 21 is in partnership with Downtown Arts District’s Third Thursday, from 6-9pm. Free shuttle service will be offered from Downtown Arts District at the corner of Pine and Magnolia to Interstruct from 6-9pm. Free onsite parking at Interstruct is also available.

Says Dawrby, “It’s the first time using spray paint, it helped me think inside the box.”

The ArtCube’s debut exhibition, “Think Inside the Box” by Orlando-based artist Dawrby, launched Friday, May 26 at 802-816 W. Church Street in Parramore in the parking lot of Interstruct and will be on view through September 21. The ArtCube is a free public art gallery and best viewed from dusk through dawn.

The ArtCube is a public art project providing Parramore residents and visitors a gallery without walls that can be enjoyed any time of day. The ArtCube redefines the conventional art gallery by showcasing diverse art exhibitions and installations by artists of all mediums within the unique confines of a metal shipping container.

Community art should always represent the community and Dawrby made sure the community was reflected within the ArtCube.

“The main focus for the ArtCube was culture diversity and to make the cube approachable,” said Dawrby. “You don’t have to look far for inspiration. You’re either going to talk about your story, or what’s around you. I take what I see around me and put it on the canvas.”

This is a free public art installation sponsored by Interstruct and Parramore Arts. Special thanks to City of Orlando Public Art Coordinator Pat Greene and Art of Collab‘s Mariah Román, Lafayette Bradford Jr., and Nathaly Ruiz for your help curating and committing to the success of showcasing diverse artists in Parramore. Young and the Parramore Arts team are planning upcoming installations to highlight other Orlando-based artists and are especially interested in those with a connection to Parramore.

The Art Cube was designed by Ryan Young and fabricated by Drew McGuckin of McGucken’s Custom Metal Creations (among his many projects with Interstruct).

Event photography by Tony Ramzy. Video created by Dawrby.

The Art Cube Gallery is a project of Parramore Arts.

ArtCube Gallery Opening, May 26, 2023

Closing Reception Reel, September 21, 2023
Photos by Ramzy; Video edit by Mariah Roman

About the ArtCube Gallery

The ArtCube is a shipping container micro-gallery and is the centerpiece of Parramore Arts, a gallery without walls sponsored by Interstruct Design + Build. The initiative showcases free public art as a 24/7 active use experience on the West Church Corridor and is co-curated by City of Orlando public art coordinator Pat Greene and Collab Studios founders Mariah Román and Lafayette Bradford with Interstruct’s Ryan Young.