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Art Box Surprise Review + Coupon – October 2017

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Art Box Surprise is a subscription for art lovers! If you love original art and have a strong desire to support emerging artists, then this may be the subscription for you! Subscribers receive original art each month.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review of the Mini Box of Art, which costs $25 a month + shipping.

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The Subscription Box: Art Box Surprise

The Cost: There are four subscription options: “Not a Box” is an envelope of Artist Card Editions and Originals and is $15 per month + $4 US shipping. The Mini Box of Art is $25 per month + $10 US shipping. The Super Box of Art is $50 a month + $15 US shipping and the Super-Duper Box of Art is $100 a month + $20 US shipping.

COUPON: Use code MYSUBADDICTIONSAVE10 to save 10% off any box!

The Products: Original artwork from independent artists. Sizes, mediums, and quantities will vary. The main difference between the Mini and Super box appears to be quantity.

Ships to: Worldwide!

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This letter was included in my package and talks about the artists who are featured in my box this month. It also mentions that $1 from every box purchased goes to support arts programs in public schools. I love that!

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My box also included this fun sticker and a promotional business card for Art Box Surprise.

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Mixed Media Unicorn on Reclaimed Wood by Susan Jean Tosches-Deneau of Rainbow Farts Art

Honestly, my first thought upon seeing this was, this is not for me. This is not my style at all. My second thought was, they really should include art that has a bit more universal appeal. But I actually don’t think they should do that at all. I don’t love mainstream art, and I think that would ultimately be boring. I love unusual pieces from independent artists! This one is just not for me. The next one might be. You know that saying, “There’s someone for everyone”? I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know there’s someone for every piece of art. And now, as a supporter of the arts, I have an original work from an emerging artist that I can gift to someone who will love it.

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This card was included with contact information for the artist. I went to her website, and there are actually several pieces she’s done that I quite like.

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Photography Postcard by Jeff Knox of Jeff Knox Photography

This postcard, on the other hand, I love! I had the privilege of visiting Joshua Tree National Park recently, and I absolutely loved it! It was like being on a different planet. Now I know what it looks like at night! This shot is just gorgeous. Look at all those stars…

The Verdict: I was really excited to have the opportunity to review this subscription. I am a huge supporter of independent artists, and I absolutely love original artwork and need more of it in my home! I was a little disappointed that the main piece I received did not suit my tastes, but I think that is definitely going to be a risk for anyone who subscribes to really any artwork or music box. In terms of value, the $35 cost of this box ($25 a month + $10 shipping) is equal to or less than the cost of similar work on the artist’s website, so I am happy with that.

What do you think of Art Box Surprise?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. What shade of lipstick is the unicorn wearing?

    • This is the best comment I’ve ever seen on MSA, hands down.

  2. How exciting to get art in a monthly subscription box! I love this idea. And it does always make a beautiful re-gift in case it’s not ‘you’

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