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2019 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts: The Visual Arts

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Immerse yourself in a world of color, culture and creativity—at this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts!

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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. Visiting galleries will spotlight artists who infuse their distinctive styles into every brushstroke.

Learn the latest creative techniques and tricks of the trade during hands-on workshops and complimentary seminars with accomplished professionals—including animation drawing, flower arranging, watermelon carving 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
  • Art on Demand
  • Festival merchandise
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Galleries – with the opportunity to purchase pieces from participating artists
  • Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural
  • Workshops and seminars with visiting artists

Event Details

  • Locations throughout Epcot
  • Daily, January 18 to February 25, 2019 (workshops are offered Friday to Monday 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 old and new!

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 Galleries
Check back soon for details about the featured exhibits during this year’s Festival.

Featured Gallery Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace, Epcot
  • Daily, January 18 to February 25, 2019
  • Exhibits open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Pavilion Galleries

  • American Heritage Gallery – American Adventure
    Explore the artistry of American Indian communities from 7 geographic regions across the United States.
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery – Japan
    Delve into the origin and evolution of “kawaii,” Japan’s cute culture.
  • Gallery of Arts and History – Morocco
    Check out the unique designs of time-honored crafts.
  • House of the Whispering Willows – China
    Discover the wonders of the new Shanghai Disney Resort.
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery – Mexico
    Celebrate the artistry and traditions of Día de Muertos.
  • Stave Church Gallery – Norway
    Observe art representational of the culture that influenced Disney’s Frozen.
  • Chalk Gallery
    See forced perspective chalk art with a three-dimensional look and watch imaginative artists recreate works by famous masters.

Pavilion Gallery Details

  • Various pavilions throughout World Showcase, Epcot
  • Daily, January 18 to February 25, 2019
  • 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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Stimulating Seminars

Sit in on complimentary talks featuring popular Disney artists and illustrators, and local artists.

Enlightenment is the key to everything! Join our esteemed professionals—each proficient in various disciplines—as they explain the basics behind their art. In addition, attendees will glean helpful hints and tricks of the trade that allow them to start dreaming outside the box!

Check back for more information on dates, offerings and how to book.

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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, flower arranging and more. Take a seat and open your mind!

Check back for more information on dates, offerings and how to book.

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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!

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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!

Fan the flames of inspiration! Artists representing Disney and visiting galleries will assemble during the course of the Festival to demonstrate their skills while exhibiting original art. Each week provides a unique experience for collectors as well as Disney enthusiasts to meet and greet the artists, purchase original pieces and watch creativity come to life on the spot! One-of-a-kind “Art on Demand” as well as original paintings and reproductions will be available at the Art of Disney and throughout the park. It’s easy to find a style that speaks to you—there’s a trove of aesthetic riches to choose from!

In addition, you can stop by locations throughout World Showcase and Future World for special merchandise featuring the Festival’s logo—from mugs to tee shirts, totes and more. It’s a great way to keep cherished memories alive until next year!

Festival Merchandise Locations

  • Art of Disney (Future World West)
  • Mouse Gear (Future World East)
  • Festival Markets throughout World Showcase

Participating Artists
View all artists and samples of their work.

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Imaginative Activities

Show off your creative side during entertaining activities with an artistic twist!

Kids of all ages can get in on the action during Festival of the Arts with these interactive events—from a challenging scavenger hunt to the World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour and more.

Animation Academy
Experience the magic of Disney animation at this fun and informative drawing class taught by actual Disney artists. 

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
Help Figment learn about art on this scavenger hunt around World Showcase!

To get started, purchase your map and stickers at Odyssey Festival Showplace, Pin Central, Disney Traders or World Traveler. Then, search for Figment hiding inside famous works of art at each World Showcase pavilion—just look for the Figment-themed picture frame. Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map.

Once your journey is complete, return your map to Disney Traders for an artful surprise!

Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural
Head over to the World Showcase Plaza, where you can grab a paintbrush and add your personal touch to a giant mural created by Guests!

Kidcot Fun Stops
Kids of all ages can enjoy an art-filled odyssey around the world! With art supplies provided at each pavilion, kids can draw, color and collect activity cards at every country throughout World Showcase.

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Seminars and Workshops

Find professional workshops and seminars to take your creative skills to the next level with our week-by-week calendar of events.

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