Immerse yourself in the arts, as the Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns for another fun-filled year, running until February 24. Taste culinary arts, witness performing and visual arts, and get to know the featured artists at this year’s event.
The Culinary Arts
Enjoy a feast for eyes as well as the palate at World Showcase in Epcot, during this year’s exciting festival. Food imitates art in these exceptional dishes, with presentation that rivals the masters in the artistry.
There’s also exclusive “food studios”, workshops, and pro-kitchen wizards, so guests can savour those avant-garde flavours that would make Picasso proud.
Take your pick from dishes such as a Deconstructed BLT, Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam, and White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette. Check out our separate food and drink guide to the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts for more details on what to expect.
The Performing Arts
This year, Festival Guests will be treated to Broadway-inspired performances of popular Disney classics, see awe-inspiring acrobatics, or take in the virtuosity of many international acts and entertainment around Future World and World Showcase.
- Disney on Broadway Concert Series, with performances seven days a week
- Live performance art
- Acrobatics and gravity-defying feats of strength
- Living statues
Disney on Broadway Concert Series - Watch some of your favourite Disney songs come to life as you sit back and sing along with these numbers from legendary musicals. Every two weeks, a different pair of Disney on Broadway stars will perform some of the songs they helped make famous, alongside other sensational tunes.
Art Defying Gravity - See the spectacle of thrilling acts of strength, as they defy gravity and the imagination too.
Disney Performing Arts Showcases - Watch high school bands perform jazz and pop music, and tap your toes along to the beats.
Epcot Living Statues - See statues come to life before your very eyes!
Visual Art in Performance - Witness a guest visual artist paint beloved Disney Characters. Marvel as images magically appear in minutes during this must-see show (Fridays - Mondays).
Characters Off the Page - Go around the world and see some of your favourite Disney Characters while catching a glimpse of their nearby portraits. Here’s where you can find each Character:
- Mexico Pavilion - Donald Duck
- China Pavilion - Mulan
- Germany Pavilion - Snow White
- France Pavilion - Aurora, Belle
- United Kingdom Pavilion - White Rabbit
Workshops - There’s a range of workshops to take part in during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, each of which gives guests a unique opportunity to create original art and leave with a new set of art skills. Take your pick from: Ink & Paint Animation, Disney 3D Paper Crafting, Gesture Drawing Basics: “Story Telling Drawings”, Animation 101: Flip Book Fundamentals, and Doodling with Viz.
The Visual Arts
Learn new skills, visit galleries and see amazing talent that challenges just how far the imagination can stretch.
- Animation Academy
- Artful Photo Ops
- Festival Markets - with the chance 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
Must-See Galleries - See amazing curated collections from a number of Disney artists, including original works and an up-close look at the techniques that made these artists renowned in their field of work.
Visit Future World in Epcot for a look at the works by imaginative chalk artists, and even help create a chalk art masterpiece! Or, head to various pavilions throughout World Showcase at Epcot for a look inside the Art of Disney, which features Festival merchandise, original artwork, and loads more.
Photo Ops - Capture unforgettable, unique memories alongside works inspired by famous pieces of artwork, such as “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, “Mona Lisa” by Leonard da Vinci, “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, and many more.
Professional Workshops - Learn tips and tricks and channel your inner Picasso, and unleash your talent via a range of different techniques. Learn more about animation drawings, painting 2D cels and 3D paper crafting.
Epcot International Festival of the Arts takes place until February 24, 2020 at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Valid park admission is required to attend this special event, and certain events such as the workshops are charged separately.