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Soapbox’s Monthly Mail Art Exchange: August

August 5, 12:00 pm - August 31, 12:00 pm

Join us each month for a different instructional video, and create an edition of work that can be sent through the mail!

The Soapbox invites you to participate in a Mail Art exchange. Join us each month for a different instructional video from one of our member artists, create an edition of work that can be sent through the mail using any technique, and sit back and relax while your mail carrier delivers an assortment of original artwork! This exchange is rooted in West Philadelphia, but we encourage artists from all over to take part. Your participation supports our community studio, and all artwork will be catalogued in our Zine Library and available to our community. This month, join Board Member Lauren Martin to learn how to make simple zines! Participants will be emailed a demo video, a list of addresses, and the size of the exchange on the 5th of the month. All artwork should be postmarked by the end of the month. Participants are responsible for their own postage.

Lauren Jade Martin is a Soapbox board member and has been making, collecting, advocating for, and teaching about zines since she first discovered them as a teenager in the ‘90s. She co-founded the Bard College Zine Library and has copies of her zines archived in libraries, museums, and universities nationally and internationally. Lauren is currently a Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies professor.


Free for Members, $10 non-members


August 5, 12:00 pm
August 31, 12:00 pm


The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library