More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Festival of Our Disney Masters at Downtown Disney

Erin Catalano

by , Merchandiser

Festival of Our Disney Masters at Downtown Disney

For the past 36 years, Festival of the Masters has been a time to showcase talented artists from across the U.S.A. all in one magical place. This year, in addition to the award winning artists that will be featured throughout Downtown Disney during the event, we’re also hosting Festival of the Masters largest gathering ever of brilliant Disney Artists from Disney Parks and beyond.

Festival of Our Disney Masters at Downtown Disney

I spoke with Misty Carroll, Merchandise Event Specialist, who worked tirelessly to bring together this year’s collection of Disney Artists at Festival of the Masters. “Every year, we challenge ourselves to see how we can make each Festival of the Masters bigger and better than the year before.” said Misty. “This year we came up with the idea to host the largest collection of Disney Artists to ever appear at Festival of the Masters.” explained Misty. “Of course our artists are so enthusiastic about meeting Disney Fans that every artist that we invited to participate jumped at the opportunity. We’re excited to give our guests the experience to meet so many Disney artists in one place while enjoying the festivities and fun that Festival of the Masters has to offer,” said Misty.

Between Yellow Shoes Creative Group, Disney Design Group and multiple renowned Disney artists such as Noah and Katie Kelly, there will be more than 15 artists appearing throughout the entire weekend. In addition to the appearances by this gifted group, many of the artists have created artwork that will make its debut during Festival of the Masters giving guests a look at brand new artwork that has never been seen before in Disney Galleries.

Festival of Our Disney Masters at Downtown Disney

Earlier this week, Disney Parks Blog reader Daniel asked if there was going to be a published list of the Disney Artists participating in the event. Yes, Daniel, there certainly is and I’ll do one better and provide a list of the times and locations that each artist will be signing! With so many artists and so many appearance times, I’ve put together a schedule of all of our Disney Artist’s appearances to help you navigate through Festival of the Masters.

With so many Disney Artists appearing at this year’s Festival of the Masters, I’m trying to decide who to get in line for first… Noah? Don “Ducky” Williams? Darren Wilson? Which of the Disney Artists are you most excited to see at Festival of the Masters?

Schedule for Festival of Our Disney Masters at Downtown Disney


  • That’s great! I was just walking out the door heading to the Festival when a friend in Law School in Chicago emailed me about the schedule being published. Thanks.
    Now, I can enjoy a nice lunch at Downtown Disney and still make it by to visit Don “Ducky” Williams and purchase a print to be signed by him. Oh, and I have to stop by and see Duffy the Disney Bear, too.

    • I’m glad you were able to get the schedule in time before you headed out to Festival of the Masters! And yes, make sure you take advantage of the Duffy the Disney Bear Gift with Purchase happening only at Once Upon and Toy and World of Disney this weekend only!
      For those of you who may not be familiar with this weekend’s promotion, when you purchase a 12″ 2011 Duffy the Disney Bear or a 12″ 40th Anniversary Duffy the Disney Bear, you will recieve a complimentary mini Festival of the Masters tee for your Duffy!

    • UPDATE: All Festival of the Masters Appearances for Brian Rood, David Willardson and William Silvers have been moved to the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney.

Comments are closed.