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2019 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

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Location

Epcot Walt Disney World® Resort

Special Event

- , 2019

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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
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Experience the Ultimate Celebration of

Art, Entertainment and Food

SPECIAL EXPERIENCES & SOUVENIRS

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Paint with a Disney Artist

Create your very own masterpiece during a guided class for all levels. Read More
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Learn Techniques from the Pros

Enroll in an interactive workshop to pick up tips and craft your own memento. Read More
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Shop for Keepsakes

Find delightful artwork and vibrant gifts to cherish. Read More

Paint with a Disney Artist

Create your very own masterpiece during a guided class for all levels.
 
 Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from a talented Disney artist at either an outdoor or an indoor class. Whether you’re a seasoned painting veteran or have never picked up a paint brush, this experience is sure to leave you wanting to explore more about this beautiful art form. A light continental breakfast will be provided.
 
Class Details
 
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Learn Techniques from the Pros

Enroll in an interactive workshop to pick up tips and craft your own memento.
 
Pack your palettes—and your appetite for knowledge—as accomplished Disney artists, Guest-perts and Cast Members impart their professional expertise hands-on workshops (separate fee required).
 
Each week offers Festival Guests a unique opportunity to walk away with an enhanced skillset or new understanding of various artistic techniques, as well as a uniquely, self-created piece of art. Topics include floral design, character sketching, ink & paint, mixed media and everything in between!  
 
Check back for more information on dates, offerings and how to book.
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Shop for Keepsakes

Find delightful artwork and vibrant gifts to cherish.
 
Be sure to stop by merchandise locations around World Showcase and Future World to uncover incredible art and meet the talented artists who put so much passion and skill into each beautiful piece. You can even observe artists making art in person—a worthwhile sight to see! 
 
Plus, check out colorful and fun Festival gear available for purchase throughout Epcot, including:
 
• Baseball caps
• Mugs
• Ornaments
• Tervis® tumblers and stem glasses
• Tote bags
• T-shirts
• Trading pins
 
View all artists and samples of their work.
A promotional mug for Epcot International Festival of the Arts, designed to look like a paint container

THE JOY OF ART

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Must See Galleries

Admire carefully curated collections from up and coming and established artists. Read More
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Stimulating Seminars

Sit in on complimentary talks featuring popular artists and illustrators. Read More

Must See Galleries

Admire carefully curated collections from up-and-coming and established 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.
 
World Showcase Pavilion Galleries
 
Mexico Folk Art Gallery at the Mexico Pavilion
• Check out ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos, a spirited salute to Mexican artistry and traditions.
 
Stave Church Gallery at the Norway Pavilion
• Learn about Norse mythology at “Gods of the Vikings,” an exhibit celebrating legendary gods goddesses and featuring authentic Viking artifacts.
 
House of the Whispering Willows at the China Pavilion
• Get a glimpse at how Walt Disney  Imagineers helped bring Shanghai Disney Resort to life.
 
American Heritage Gallery at the American Adventure Pavilion
• Explore generations of ingenuity at the featured exhibit: “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.”
 
Bijutsu-kan Gallery at the Japan Pavilion
• Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii, Japan’s cute culture. 
 
Gallery of Arts and History at the Morocco Pavilion
• See unique designs of time-honored crafts when you visit “Moroccan Style, The Art of Personal Adornment.”
 
Future World West
• Swing by the Art of Disney, a year-round boutique and dedicated art gallery featuring original artwork, limited-edition prints and Festival merchandise.
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Stimulating Seminars

Sit in on complimentary talks featuring popular artists and illustrators.  
 
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 creating outside the box.
Artists paintbrushes, an open watercolor palette and wire bound sketch book rest on a wooden bench
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Clever Photo Ops

“Step into” life-sized versions of some of the most-admired artwork from around the world. Read More
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Kid-Centric Fun

Discover entertaining activities with an artistic twist! Read More

Clever Photo Ops

“Step into” some of the most-admired artwork from around the world.
 
Ready for your close-up? Strike a pose for masterpiece pics taken by Disney PhotoPass “paparazzi”—or capture the moments with your own camera.
 
You can cross the Delaware with George Washington, scream along with Edvard Munch and flash your best Mona Lisa smile at several complimentary and immersive photo stops located throughout World Showcase.
  
Locations and Paintings
• France Pavilion: Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The American Adventure Pavilion: Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
• Italy Pavilion: The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and The Scream by Edvard Munch
• Mexico Pavilion: An homage to Frida Kahlo
• And more!
An adult and a young Guest snack on treats in front of tents with art exhibits

Kid-Centric Fun

Discover entertaining activities with an artistic twist!  
 
Kids of all ages can check out these specially selected events—from a challenging scavenger hunt to World Showcase 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 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.
 
• Hands-On Wall Mural – Head over to the World Showcase Plaza and watch creativity come alive to create a giant mural—or grab a paintbrush to join the fun.
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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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