Traveling Exhibitions: Panel Loan Program

Soul Box Installations will Fit your Space

Modular, easy-to-install panels are the primary components of our exhibits. Strands, piles, and spills can add visual texture to panel walls and columns.

How Panels Become Exhibits

1 display panel is:

  • 4 feet high x 2 feet wide
  • 98 Soul Boxes, the approximate number of daily gunfire deaths in the U.S.

Panels can:

  • be suspended
  • attach to a wall
  • hang on pipe & drape structure
  • form or wrap columns
  • join with Velcro
  • extend vertically and horizontally

Also available with panels:

  • PR materials, signage, videos
  • Soul Box strands
  • loose Soul Boxes to augment the number you can make on-site

Soul Box Exhibits Make it Possible to See & Feel Incomprehensible Statistics

How Many Soul Boxes Should You Exhibit?
We can recommend a number that fits your space and is meaningful for your location.

For example…

any organization in St. Louis can visualize the approximate number of

  • Injuries by guns in St. Louis (2020) or
  • Suicides by gun in Missouri (2019)

Any museum, church, or community center with 128 square feet of wall space can represent

  • One week of U.S. gunfire deaths and injuries

Uccello’s in Grand Rapids showed

  • Three years of Michigan gunfire deaths and injuries

8,800 Soul Boxes at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI

Scroll through the photos below, then return here to read the “nuts and bolts”

Contact us to discuss the best installation for your space.

Discount when loan agreement is signed by February 1, 2022.

Pricing details are based on

  • the number of panels needed
  • the duration of your exhibit

Venues are responsible for round-trip shipping.

1 shipping carton (24″ x 24″ x 24″) contains 6 panels.

  • 1 panel = 4′ h x 2′ w
  • 6 panels can cover 48 sf of wall
  • 1 carton weighs approximately 24 lbs
  • Ship via UPS or other approved carrier
The Soul Box Project will include your exhibit and events on our website and social media to reach national audiences. You will be responsible for local PR. We will send you links to download:

  • High resolution logos to print and provide to local media
  • Videos to present the national context of your exhibit
  • Sample press release
  • Exhibit signage about the gunfire epidemic and The Soul Box Project.
    Text panels and flyers are provided in PDF form, to print in your preferred size and materials.
  • How to fold a Soul Box flyer/sign
  • How to host events guide
  • How to make backpacks for processions or marches

Installation design assistance is available as needed

Soul Box Project founder, Leslie Lee, may be engaged to speak at venues for an additional fee, if available.

  • All exhibition spaces involving borrowed panels must be indoors.
  • Your exhibit space must be monitored when open to the public and locked when unattended.
  • Report at the close of the exhibit: estimated visitor count, list of events/activities/speakers held in conjunction with the exhibition, guest “comment book” pages.
  • The Soul Box Project must be recognized at the exhibit and in PR, using the logo provided and at least the descriptive introductory signage.
  • A table, materials, and instructions for visitors to make Soul Boxes in or near the exhibit space is recommended, but not required. Locally-made Boxes may augment your exhibition.

Email Exhibit@SoulBoxProject.org for more information.

Exhibit Components & Combinations

In this behind-the-scenes video learn how our exhibit components fit different venue configurations.

Walls and Columns

Soul Box panels attach seamlessly in stackable rows.

Walls: Single Row

Man views Soul Box exhibit, Portland, OR

Soul Box panels connect seamlessly.

Walls: Single & Double Rows

Exhibit panels in stairwell at Hatch Lab, Portland

4-ft and 8-ft high panels activate an unexpected exhibit space.

Walls: Tiled to Fit

Modular panels utilize horizontal and vertical space to create an impressive expanse.

Columns

Installation of columns on a pipe structure, Portland, OR

Combine walls and columns to shape a dynamic, immersive environment that draws visitors through your space.

Canopies

Soul Box Exhibit Folding Station

Canopies define smaller, intimate spaces. Span short distances with overhead spills of loose Soul Boxes. A simple pipe & drape structure supports this configuration of 4 columns and a canopy.

Walls: Double-sided

Long row of panels and strands under tent canopy

Two-sided walls can direct visitor flow through an open space. Hang panels back-to-back from a ceiling or from a pipe & drape structure to create rooms or pathways viewable from both sides.

Strands, Spills, and Piles

Increase impact and visual variation.

Strands of Boxes

Soul Box Art Exhibit on display on Stairway in Milwaukie

Add some variation in texture to your exhibit and attract attention from a distance by suspending Strands overhead from the ceiling.

Spills of Loose Boxes

display of art boxes stacked randomly on a table in the corner

Boxes made by your volunteers and local outreach partners can be installed as spills on tables, pedestals, low platforms or clean floors (with some protection from feet).

Piles of Loose Boxes

Soul Boxes form a dramatic 5-foot-tall pile, The First Congregational Church of Christ, Portland, OR

For more dramatic impact, we can provide 100s or 1000s of loose Soul Boxes.

Complete the Visitor Experience

Invite guests to take action.
Guide them with customized signage, “how to” flyers and videos.

Make a Soul Box! Action Station

People of various ages gather to fold Soul Boxes

Give visitors the opportunity to take action, experience the healing, honor a loved one, and share their thoughts. Include a table with materials and instructions to Make a Box within the exhibit space. We’ll provide printable signage, video links, and materials list.

Watch Participation Grow

Soul Box Spill in window, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland OR

Your visitors will make Soul Boxes. Save space for their contributions. Here, Soul Boxes fill a basket in a window visible to passers-by.

Exhibit Signage and Video

graphics, videos, and other resources available to exhibit venues and event hosts

When you decide to host an exhibit, we will provide PDFs you can print in the size and materials best for your space.

We can help you customize messages so the number of Soul Boxes on display illustrates statistics relevant to your city, state, or our entire nation. Details above

See highlights in our Events & Exhibits Gallery

The Soul Box Project is visually stunning. I love how it opens the door for thoughtful conversations. —Marlene, Jacksonville, OR