Doug Rhodehamel creates his 50,000th paper bag mushroom



photo by Eric Wimberly
  • photo by Eric Wimberly

photo by Eric Wimberly

Thursday, March 28 – The Live Creation of Doug Rhodehamel's 50,000th Paper Bag Mushroom

7 p.m.

The Venue

511 Virginia Drive



Referring to one of our favorite local artists, Doug Rhodehamel, as “The Paper Mushroom Guy” is probably pigeonholing him a little bit, but looking at how influential his paper mushroom creations have been to teaching, not just Central Florida, but the entire world about the importance of art and creativity, we’re sure he doesn’t mind the title. He definitely won’t mind it on March 28, when he will be live on stage at the Venue, creating his 50,000th paper mushroom in front of an audience. The festivities will also feature music by locally renowned DJ Nigel John. If you’ve never seen Rhodehamel at work, we promise you it will be the most interesting $2 you will ever spend in Orlando. And just in case you need a little perspective, a stack of 50,000 paper bag mushrooms would reach 33,000 feet and stretch over five miles. That’s a lot of ’shrooms. – Katherine Ramirez Massey