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Weird Art for Good Causes

What is Cardboardo?

The mysterious Cardboardo and his masked band of rapscallions create weird art for good causes.


Solidarity Street Gallery


On October 1-3, 2020, Cardboardo was part of the Solidarity Street Gallery Oct. 1-3 along Payne Avenue in Saint Paul. Art was exhibited at the East Side Freedom Library and $90 was raised for the library with art sales and online donations. Art, music, and dance—right on!


Greenway Glow


Cardboardo had a blast at the Greenway Glow on September 26th, 2020, even though the drizzle made us pack up our cardboard and paper art a few times. Here is a chicken in a tutu dancing with participants who were taking free art and then, if they wished, making a donation to the Sanctuary Supply Depot, which distributes needs to all unhoused encampments.


Pop-up: 100 Radical Unicorns & A Couple of Chickens


Cardboardo presented “100 Radical Unicorns & A Couple of Chickens” at the June 29th, 2019 Midway Public Arts Festival. Our $200 artist fee was happily donated to Small Sums.


Cardboardo Art Party: Postcards + Small Sums


$90 was raised for Small Sums during the December 2nd, 2018, Holiday Market at Black Stack Brewery. A special thank you to the Midway Public Art Working Group for the grant for support of the Cardboardo postcards project. Many more postcard events to come!

“Special thanks and shoutout to Cardboardo Art…making weird creative art for cool people and then supporting our work at Small Sums helping homeless individuals get back on their feet. We are so thankful for your fun way to share your gifts and help make the world a better place!”

Terre Thomas

Executive Director, Small Sums

Cardboardo Art Party: Lizardman + Learning Dreams

What Inspires Us?


Start with the classic ingredient of protest, a piece of cardboard.


Don a mask and make something unique. Luchador, renegade, or masquerade? It’s up to you.

A Cardboardo

Top it off with some guerrilla philanthropy. We’re inspired, how about you?


Cardboardo is based in the Twin Cities, and supports organizations across Minnesota.

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