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Your Most Magical Guide to EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2021

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts starts tomorrow! From 8th January - 22nd February 2021 enjoy this festival that celebrates everything artistic! See artists create work in front of your eyes, watch incredible performance artists and indulge in delicious culinary art!

Let's dive into everything this festival has to offer!

Visual Arts

Get to see Disney art up close by visiting exhibitions showing off the brilliant talents of Disney artists. There will be a range of exhibits around World Showcase which demonstrate the amazing artwork and culture of the countries found in World Showcase.

  • At the American Adventure Pavilion you will be able to see original artwork and can grab all your festival merchandise! You can also visit a new exhibit that displays American Indian Art.

  • View beautiful Mexican art showcasing the traditions of Dia de Muertos at the 'Remember Me!'La Celebración del Día de Muertos exhibition at the Mexico Pavilion.

  • Learn all about Viking gods and myths at the Norway Pavilion.

  • Head to the Japan Pavilion to learn all about 'kawaii', the phenomenon of Japan's cute culture.

  • Marvel at the beauty of Shanghai Disney Resort at this exhibition all about Disney's Chinese park in the China Pavilion.

  • At the France Pavilion learn about how French literature was brought to life with music, artwork and costumes in theatre, cinema, ballet and opera.

You can visit the Festival Markets where invited artists will be showing off their skills. You have the opportunity to buy these unique artworks and artisan crafts. You can even show off some of your own artistic flare by being able to customise some of the pieces!

Brush up on your own skills with the Animation Academy. A Disney Animation Artist will take you step-by-step helping you draw some of your favourite Disney characters! Paper and pencils will be provided and you get to take your artwork home with you! The Animation Academy takes place every day of the festival at 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM at America Gardens Theatre.

There will be lots of artful photo opportunities dotted around the park so be sure to get your Instagram shots here! These photo spots are inspired by famous pieces of art and include works by the following artists:

  • 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

  • Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli

  • Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh

Be sure to leave your mark on this festival by taking part in the hand-on wall mural at Expression Section: A Paint By Numbers Mural. Be part of this massive piece of art created by Guests at EPCOT.

Keep your eyes peeled to find classic Disney characters created in chalk in off the beaten track parts of the park. You may spot characters such as Jiminy Cricket where you least expect to find him!

Performing Arts

Enjoy performances of much-beloved EPCOT performers the JAMMitors and Voices of Liberty as well as a number of festival exclusive performances.

Don't miss Voices of Liberty as they perform classic Disney tunes with their show - The Disney Songbook. Catch them at the Americas Gardens Theatre.

Enjoy aerial performance art with Art Defying Gravity. You can be wowed by this at World Showcase.

For fans of show tunes be sure to catch a performance by the EPCOT Pianist. Jazz hands at the ready!

At the Mill Stage in the Canada Pavilion the EPCOT band JAMMitors will be getting the crowd pumped with their upbeat performances.

Every Thursday - Sunday watch the impressive Visual Arts in Performance. See artists create Disney images live in front of your eyes in this high energy performance.

At Future World East watch Chalk Artists at work and then create some of your own chalk art too!

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt No EPCOT festival is complete without a themed scavenger hunt! For the Festival of the Arts help Figment in a journey that takes you around World Showcase to teach him about art. Great fun for all the family!

To take part purchase the scavenger hunt map for $7.99. You can purchase your map from Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway. As you make your way around World Showcase make sure you keep your eyes peeled to spot Figment. He will be hiding inside famous works of art!

Once you have found Figment it is time to add the corresponding sticker onto your map in the pavilion you found him in.

Once you have completed your scavenger hunt and found all the places Figment is hiding return your map to Disney Traders for an artful prize!

Culinary Arts

One of the highlights of every EPCOT festival is the incredible foods you can purchase! At the Festival of the Arts try a range of beautifully presented dishes from cuisines from all around the world! A feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds!