Festival of the Arts Event at Epcot, Walt Disney World

| February 15, 2019 | 5 Comments

Festival of the Arts Event at Epcot, Walt Disney World

The most recent addition to the Epcot schedule of annual Festivals is the Festival of the Arts. This is a fun filled and unique exploration of art in its many forms and it’s a wonderful time to visit the park, because the weather is cooler and there are not quite as many crowds. Like the other festivals Epcot is famous for holding, Festival of the Arts has scattered mobile kitchens arranged all over, with special seasonal dishes, craft beers, and more. The dishes themselves celebrate art and in some cases imitate art and use styles of art as inspiration for plating

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts
Epcot® International Festival of the Arts ~ Photo Credit: Lyne Proulx

Artful Dishes at Festival of the Arts

At the Epcot Festival of the Arts, you can get a variety of tasty dishes artfully prepared. Some of them are very bold statements, such as the deconstructed Ruben which is very instagramable. You can also get frosted churros that look like paint covers brushes. You can even get a Pop Art Tart, which looks like a painted canvas on an easel. Everything is art themed, so even if the dish doesn’t call out a reference to painting or some other form of art, the plating is so carefully done as to make the plate a canvas and the food as visually pleasing as it is to the taste. Even craft beers are artsier with brews like #rainbowsherbertglitterdreamale. Yes, it actually contains glitter.

Festival of the Arts Event at Epcot, Walt Disney World
My daughter, husband and myself in front of the Spaceship Earth at Epcot.

Interactive Festival of the Arts Exhibits

There is a lot to do at the Epcot Festival of the Arts besides eat great tasting and beautiful food! Exhibits around the park showcase various forms of art from living sculptures to Disney on Broadway songs performed live in the American Gardens Theatre. Photo locations are set up to place you inside famous paintings, and there are many workshops to attend as well. One fun way to make your mark at the festival is to join in on the paint by number Mural! If you are more ambitious, try ink floating, or designing a shirt.

Art Booths

In addition to the entertainment and the food, Festival of the Arts provides something extra… ART! Artists’ booths are set up in different areas of the park to sell their unique take on Disney characters, attractions, movies, and more. You can take in so many different styles and visions of Disney and buy a piece for yourself. You can buy art in other locations at Disney World, but here you may have a unique opportunity to see many kinds of Disney art and meet with the artists.

Artist at work during the 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World - Photo credit: Disney
Artist at work during the 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World ~ Photo credit: Disney

What is your favourite part about the Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

Comment below!

Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World
Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Carole D. says:

    My favourite part about the Epcot International Festival of the Arts is that you can interact with the artist!

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun. I personally love everything to do with art.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I didn’t know that there was a Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World – that must be interesting.

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