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2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts: The Visual Arts

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Immerse yourself in a world of color, culture and creativity when Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns in early 2020!

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Explore a World of Artistry

Acquire new skills, visit galleries and witness exceptional talent that proves the power of imagination!

Our smorgasbord of visual treats is sure to please! Peruse pure Disney brilliance at stunning exhibitions you’ll never forget. Festival Markets will spotlight artists who infuse their distinctive styles into a wide variety of creative mediums—jewelry making, photography, paper sculpting, t-shirt screenprinting and so much more! Plus, get involved and be part of the creative process! At some of the Festival Markets, you will have the opportunity to choose custom elements of your new piece of art and watch it come to life before your very eyes.

Learn the latest creative techniques and tricks of the trade during hands-on workshops with accomplished professionals—including animation drawing, painting 2D cels, 3D paper crafting and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for art-inspired photo opportunities and Festival merchandise that provides a great way to remember your visit. How’s that for fine art turned fun?

Visual Arts Highlights

  • Animation Academy
  • Artful Photo Ops
  • Festival Markets – with the opportunity to purchase pieces from participating artists
  • Festival merchandise
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Expression Section: A Paint-by-Number Mural
  • Interactive Experiences
  • Professional Workshops with visiting artists

Event Details 

  • Locations throughout Epcot 
  • Daily, January 17 to February 24, 2020 (Professional Workshops are offered Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • Epcot admission required
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

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Must-See Galleries

Admire colorfully curated collections from Disney artists!

Contemplate original works that exude nothing short of pure brilliance. These special shows provide an up-close look at the techniques that catapulted these creatives into superstardom!  

Featured Exhibits

  • Chalk Art
    Discover the work of imaginative chalk artists, then help create a chalk art masterpiece!

Featured Exhibit Details

  • Future World, Epcot
  • Daily, January 17 to February 24, 2020
  • Exhibits open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Pavilion Exhibits

  • Art of Disney – American Adventure Pavilion
    Shop at this art gallery featuring Festival merchandise, original artwork and more!

Pavilion Exhibit Details 

  • Various pavilions throughout World Showcase, Epcot
  • Daily, January 17 to February 24, 2020
  • Most exhibits are open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

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Artful Photo Ops

Strike a pose for masterpiece pics against artistic backdrops.

Ready for your close-up? Cross the Delaware with George Washington, scream along with Edvard Munch and flash your best Mona Lisa smile at immersive photo stops that let you “step into” some of the most-admired artwork from around the world—located throughout World Showcase.

Take stylish selfies and snap fantastic photos of friends and family. Or, let our experienced Disney PhotoPass Photographers capture the moment for you, so you can get everyone in the picture!

Enjoy picture-perfect spots along World Showcase inspired by these amazing works of art:

  • Homage to Frida Kahlo
  • Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Scream – Edvard Munch
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
  • Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Peter Pan Storybook

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Professional Workshops

Channel your inner Picasso—pick up tips, tricks and valuable creative techniques from the experts!

The teacher is in! Knowledge is power and in our classroom setting, “students” can unleash their talents by learning a variety of artistic techniques—including animation drawings, painting 2D cels and 3D paper crafting. Take a seat and open your mind!

Learn more about workshops with visiting artists and studios.

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Merchandise and Artist Galleries

Commemorate your visit with artwork and colorful gift items—it’s the perfect way to make memories last forever!

With so many forms of art showcased during this year’s International Festival of the Arts, we are excited to host a huge variety of incredibly talented artists visiting from near and far! Explore the many merchandise locations around World Showplace and Future World to find incredible art and meet the talented artists who put so much passion and skill into each beautiful piece. Guests can watch artists creating art in person during the Festival – a sight worth watching! Plus, be sure to check out the bright and fun Festival Merchandise throughout Epcot.

Festival Merchandise

  • Family Apparel (Adult & Youth Tees)
  • Spirit Jersey
  • Minnie Flip Sequin Headband
  • Crossbody Bag
  • Drinkware and Reusable Straws
  • Magnet
  • Trading Pins
  • Jewelry
  • Event Poster

Passholder Merchandise

  • Adult Tee
  • Coaster Set
  • Trading Pin

Art of Disney – American Adventure Pavilion
Visit the exquisite art gallery featuring original artwork from our featured Disney artists, along with art prints, Festival Merchandise and more! 

Mouse Gear 
Visit this one-stop shopping destination for all of your favorite Festival Merchandise. You won’t want to miss all that Mouse Gear has in store! 

Festival Markets – throughout World Showcase and Future World
Explore numerous locations throughout the Festival featuring more than 100 Disney and visiting artists. You’ll never know what you’re going to see as new artwork unfolds around the park! Be sure to check back each weekend for art, amazing finds and the perfect piece of art to take home with you!

Featured Disney Art
View a wide variety of Disney-inspired art, each piece with its own twist!  From classic to whimsical to edgy, there’s sure to be a style for every Guest’s taste!  As you peruse the art selection, meet with artists, talk to them about the art process and get your new art personalized!  Visiting artists include those from Disney Creative Group, WonderGround Gallery, Walt Disney Imagineering and Yellow Shoes.
Visiting Artists and Studios
Guests can also find many pieces of non-Disney art throughout the Festival.  Each visiting art studio or vendor brings a unique perspective to the Festival!
House of Blues
Experience a unique collection of Southern Folk Art, jewelry, whimsical works as well as art inspired by musicians, past and present.  Our collection is as diverse as the music and art that embodies the spirit of the House of Blues.

These showcases will include past artists from the Folk Art Festival as well as some new artisans, art and artists that offer a nod to the music:

  • 2 jewelry artists, one uses drum cymbals and the other uses records
  • Southern folk art 
  • Musician inspired folk art
  • Concert posters
  • Musician inspired modern art
  • Whimsical artworks

Participating Artists
View all artists and samples of their work.


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