Out of the box!

Jan 24th
Opening DJ Dance Party : 7PM - 11PM : $10

Jan 25th
Gallery Hours : 10AM - 4PM : $5
Cardboard Concert Series : 7PM - 11PM : $10

Jan 26tH
Kid's Cardboard Camp : 10AM - 12PM : $1
SUPER JOY RIDERS After Party : 12PM -1PM : $0
Confectionfest : 6PM - 8PM : $40

Where and When

Event Dates: Jan. 24th, 25th & 26th, 2014

Location: The Orange Studio, 1121 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando Fl

Diverse Artforms

This diverse exhibition will showcase artworks ranging from all shapes, sizes and genres.  In 2013, we featured a wide range of works such as large interactive sculptures (i.e. hanging cardboard marionette puppet and a full-sized cardboard space car) and wearable cardboard art (cardboard dinosaur masks) to small whimsical pieces (cardboard owls and cats). We are excited to see what diverse and creative pieces this year brings!

Art for Sale

This event is a juried exhibition with a fully equipped sales desk and curation team. Last year, during the inaugural event, we had over 1500 people come through our doors throughout the weekend, with almost 1000 of those people coming on the first night!

The Daily City and Mark Baratelli

Mark Baratelli, publisher of TheDailyCity.com, loves creating new events for Orlando. Along with creating Cardboard Art Festival, Mark has created The Food Truck BazaarNight Market, Mobile Art ShowOrlando Improv Festival, and Audience Choice Awards. He was named by Orlando Business Journal a 40 Under 40 Award Winner in 2012. The Orlando Weekly said about Mark, "If everyone in Orlando who claims to care about the arts had 1 percent of Baratelli’s energy and commitment, this city would be a world culture capital." That same newspaper named him "2011 Best Local Advocate" and "2010 Best Arts Advocate."

Your Curators

Brendan O'Connor is an import from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada and a graduate of Rollins College where he focused on Environmental and Growth Management Studies. He has a quilt-like resume comprised of event/festival planning, puppet construction/performance and instruction, illustration work, landscape architecture, and public art instillations.

Christie Miga studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, Valencia Community College and UCF. Her art has been seen throughout Orlando in various shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries including the Orlando Museum of Art. She has been seen creating her paintings live at Blank Space Art Lounge, The Cameo Theater, on the cover of the 2011 United Arts Annual Report and at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival.

Photos from the 2013 fest!

Dog Powered Robot


In 2013 the creators of Dog Powered Robot had 13 cardboard robots on display and a special cardboard Space Racer car they built just for the festival. The robots rocked out with Andy Matchett and The Minks on the final day of the festival.

Last years creators were awesome!


photo credit: Tisse Mallon — Some of last years creators include Orlando's Adriaan Mol, Christie Miga, Evan Miga, Nathan Selikoff, Doug Rhodehamel, Banjo Bob, Hio Oih, Mark Baratelli and Brendan O'Connor.

Something for everyone!


Eat, drink, dance, talk with artists, buy art, watch a concert, interact with the art, make new friends, marvel at invention. The Daily City Cardboard Art Festival has it all!