BEST hidden gem: Blacklight Box UV art gallery
Nestled within the quiet, tree-lined streets of Urbana resides the makings of an art revolution — in a box. Blacklight Box celebrates the power of UV art, provides a mini gallery for Illinois MFA art students, and brings inspiration and conversation to residents near and far. Curator Elizabeth Horan called it a “gathering place, a touchstone,” whose importance only increased during COVID-related museum and gallery closings. Each installation to date has spoken with a powerful and unique voice, and a sense of humor. And like all magical objects, Blacklight Box’s power is greatest at night. (Debra Domal)
Top image by Salen Turchan.