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Events and Art Exhibits Revealing Gun Violence

Participate in current and up-coming activities hosted by individuals, organizations, and venues around the U.S.

Current / Up-Coming

This Loss We Carry

Salem, OR | July 15-August 19, 2022
Salem Public Library (Floor 1)
585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

View This Loss We Carry in the renovated Salem Public Library’s new gallery space. Visitors may make Soul Boxes to add to approximately 1,800 Boxes representing the number of people shot in Oregon since January 2021. Read about it in the Salem Reporter.

Contact the library for programming details.

Open to the public
Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday & Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1-5 PM

Sponsored by the Salem Public Library.

Salem Public Library

Visit our Past Highlights page to see a gallery of images and a complete listing of past exhibitions and events including Soul Boxes.

This Loss We Carry

Portland, OR | July 7-30, 2022
209/217 NW 4th Ave (at Everett)
Historic Overland Building in Old Town

The Soul Box Project presented This Loss We Carry, an installation of over 40,000 origami Soul Boxes representing the number of people killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. in the past 6 months. This is the first Portland exhibition by The Soul Box Project since 200,000 Soul Boxes were installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last fall.

March for Our Lives

Portland, OR | June 11, 2022, 11:00-2:00 PM
The Portland March for Our Lives rally/march started at the PSU campus. For the 2018 MFOL, Soul Box Project made “backpacks” containing 100 Soul Boxes–approximately the number of people killed by guns every day in the U.S. Contact us if you would like to borrow and march while wearing Soul Box Backpacks.

Marchers wear Soul Box backpacks at Wear Orange event

This Loss We Carry: Lynchburg, VA

Daura Museum of Art | January 24 – March 11, 2022
The 1,176 Soul Boxes on view represent approximately 6 months of Virginia gunfire injuries and deaths by violence, defense, accidents, and suicide. The Soul Box exhibit, revealing the scale of the gunfire epidemic, continues the Daura Museum’s series of art exhibitions highlighting social issues, including drug addiction and domestic violence.

Daura Museum of Art at the University of Lynchburg

In the News: WDBJ-TV7 and The News & Advance

Workshop: Make a Soul Box | March 3, 2022 at 6-8 PM
The program is free and open to the public at the Daura Museum and offered in partnership with the Shawn Moss Wellness and Growth Foundation, an organization committed to uplifting and educating in order to reduce the negative impact of gun violence in our communities.

Daura Museum Logo
12 Soul Box panels on a curved wall, University of Lynchburg, VA

This Loss We Carry: Washington, D.C.

The National Mall | October 16-17, 2021
Thousands of visitors experienced the Soul Box Project exhibit of over 200,000 Soul Boxes on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Each Soul Box holds space for one person shot—killed or injured—in the U.S. in the last three years.

Details are on our National Mall page.

Exhibit spans the National Mall with US Capitol in background

This Loss We Carry: Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize, The Atrium at Uccello’s | September 16-October 3, 2021
In our midwest preview of This Loss We Carry at ArtPrize, the 50-foot long display of 8,800 Soul Boxes represented the number of Michigan injuries and deaths (including suicides) in just three years. ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition that takes place for 18 days in the fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Watch the news clip on Wood-TV8.

The Atrium
122 Monroe Center St. NW

Virtual Events

TBD

Virtual Soul Box-Making Gathering 
We’re taking a break from our virtual gatherings. Check back or watch social media for an announcement. How to join our Virtual Gatherings

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I am so glad that you have provided this opportunity for me to participate in doing something to address gun violence in this country beyond politics. Thank you for your heart feelings. – R.H. Portland Oregon