Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Daily City's Cardboard Art Festival moves out of Mills 50 and into SoDo

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge MICHAEL GAVIN
  • Michael Gavin
Over the past three years, the Daily City’s Cardboard Art Festival has grown from an interesting party to one of our favorite art events. Local artists take the packing material of thousands of Amazon Prime deliveries (or whatever) and use it to create sculptures, paintings, moving installations, props, costumes and a host of other things. The end result is far from your idea of the usual stuffy gallery opening and more like a colorful, interactive wonderland that invites you to walk around, gawk and play. The event moves out of the Mills 50 neighborhood this year to an empty storefront in the SoDo shopping center, but brings an opening night DJ party, kids events where your children can learn how to make things out of the boxes their toys come in, and a sketch comedy show from members of SAK Comedy Lab. Plus, if you feel inspired, the SuperTarget’s right there: You can dumpster-dive to grab some raw materials.

7-11 p.m. Friday, July 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 26 | SoDo Shopping Center, 45 W. Crystal Lake St. | | $5 suggested donation

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Related Locations

  • SODO

    • 120 W. Grant St. SoDo


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 14, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation