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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.

Virtual Events

Adopt a Branch Info & FAQ

Next online session TBA
You can adopt Soul Box panels—the actual panels displayed in Washington, D.C.

In the meantime, contact us at exhibit@SoulBoxProject.org to set up a private call.

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Current / Up-Coming

This Loss We Carry

Portland, OR | November 12 – 30, 2022 
The Madeleine Parish and School
3123 NE 24th Avenue

This exhibition of almost 7,000 Soul Boxes will be on view in the Parish Hall,
Saturdays (November 12, 19, 26), 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Sundays (November 13, 20, and 27), 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Fr. Mike Biewend, Pastor of The Madeleine, is preparing for a powerful, somber celebration of the souls who were lost through the tragic misuse of guns. “It is so fitting that this powerful display comes to our community during November…the month the Catholic Church sets aside to remember and commemorate our dead brothers and sisters. This event is even more solemn due to the fact that so many of these gun-related deaths were preventable.” Watch news clip on KPTV-Fox12

November 18, 6:30-8 pm
Reception and conversation with Soul Box Project founder, Leslie Lee

November 20, 11 am (following 10 am Family Mass–all ages welcome)
Make a Soul Box to add to the exhibit—activity led by Kelsea Ashenbrenner, Soul Box Project Outreach Coordinator

Over 6,700 Soul Boxes at The Madeleine Parish and School

Art and Activism: A Congregational Approach

Atlanta, GA | September 12 – December 9, 2022
Columbia Theological Seminary
The Center for Lifelong Learning
701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA

This exhibition focuses on the evolution of one congregation’s focus on peace and justice in relation to gun violence. The exhibition features the 12 Soul Box Project panels created by the North Decatur Presbyterian Church throughout 2020 to honor Georgians killed by gunfire each month of that year. Read more about the project in this article, Crafting for a Cause.

The exhibit may be viewed from 8:30 – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, through December 9, 2022.
To view the exhibit, call 404.687.4577 to reserve a time and receive instructions to access the exhibit.

Virtual Tour and Live Conversation
Thursday, October 27, 7pmEST/4pmPST

Leslie Lee joined exhibit curator and arts educator, Ellen Gadberry, as they guided a virtual gathering through the works on view and talked about arts-based initiatives for social justice.

One of 12 Soul Box panels created month-by-month over the course of 2020 by the North Decatur Presbyterian congregation

Washington Vigil to End Gun Violence

Shoreline, WA | December 14, 2022, 7:00 PM
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
722 N 145th Ave, Shoreline, WA
Register to attend

December 14th, 2022, is the 10-year mark of the Sandy Hook School shooting. By the end of this year, over one million Americans will have been killed or injured by firearms since that tragic day. The victims, survivors, their families and communities are often forgotten. Therefore, in partnership, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Brady Campaign, Soul Box Project, Washington CeaseFire and Grandmothers Against Gun Violence will unite to host a candlelight vigil in loving remembrance for all those who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.

Vigil at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Shoreline, WA

Windows on Pawtucket

Pawtucket, RI | September 2022 – July 2023
Harvest Kitchen Cafe
2 Bayley St, Pawtucket, RI

Members of the Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will exhibit their locally made Soul Box panels as part of the 2022 Windows on Pawtucket. This “walking” gallery tour fills empty windows on Main Street and beyond with close to 40 artworks by artists from Rhode Island and other surrounding states. The 362 Soul Boxes on view represent two years of gunfire deaths and injuries in the state of Rhode Island. The juried exhibition is a collaboration between the Art League Rhode Island and Pawtucket Foundation. Read about it in The Rhode Island Wave.

DIY panel and Soul Boxes in cafe window, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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.

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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

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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