I’ll be changing my name to “Cupid” in February, because I know all of you procrastinators out there are still in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones. Here are a few events, artist signings, product releases and more, that are sure to keep you out of the dog house and on everyone’s good list.
Here’s the breakdown of when you need to go and where you’ll need to be.
February 2: Meet miniaturist Robert Olszewski from 9–11 a.m. at the Disneyana Shop in Disneyland park as we celebrate the release of the Main Street Electrical Parade “To Honor America” sculpture.
February 2–3: Artisan M. Andonia is back, with some of the newest releases in her collection. See her from 1–4 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District.
February 9: Be there for the launch of the HARVEYS for Disney Couture Good vs. Evil Princess Seatbeltbag Collection along with Dana and Melanie Harvey from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Disney Vault 28 in the Downtown Disney District.
February 9: WonderGround Gallery “Kimono Minnie” artist signing with Sean D’Anconia, 3–5 p.m.
February 14–17: The Sweetheart Collection debuts with a special appearance by Precious Moments doll maker Linda Rick at World of Disney in the Downtown Disney District from noon–10 p.m., each day.
Finally, artist in residence Sean Chao will appear every Friday–Saturday from 5–9 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District.
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February 1: Meet Disney Design Group Artist Patty Landing from 5–7 p.m. at Disney’s Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace for the release of the second 2013 Poster Series pin and Vinylmation, as well as the 2013 calendar.
February 9–10: Robert Olszewski is back for the release of “The Plaza Restaurant ~ Plaza Ice Cream Parlor” sculpture, first at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park, February 9 (10 a.m.–noon and 3–5 p.m.) and then February 10 at Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace (noon–2 p.m. and 4–6 p.m.).
February 9–10: Jewelry Designer Petra Azar is making a special appearance at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace, both days from 10 a.m.–10 p.m., as we debut Symbols of Love from the Studio Petra Azar collection.
February 9–17: The Sweetheart Collection debuts at Once Upon a Toy in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.
February 13–18: Renowned international artist Larry Dotson will be at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace, throughout the week during store hours.
February 15–17: Duncan® Yo-Yo Professionals will show you the strings as they perform fun and amazing Yo-Yo tricks at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace.
February 19–24: David E. Doss will appear to debut some of his newest works at Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.
For more information on all of these events and more, visit www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.
Are there any plans to sell the Precious Moments Sweetheart Dolls on-line?
Hey Adam! There are no current plans to have the dolls online, however I would recommend calling our Disney Merchandise Guest Services number at 1-877-560-6477 if you are interested in obtaining any of them. I hope that helps.
Surprised that there are no pin trading events in the first quarter at Disneyland. I love WonderGround but the prices are prohibitive for the average person and so the events, while cool, are not a draw for me. Any exciting merchandising for the average Disney fan that cost less than $100 a piece?
Hi Craig! You’ll be excited to know that there will be a Pin Trading Night on March 15th from 5 – 8 pm in the Pacific Ballroom at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. You know if you’re looking for a real deal, it’s our Artist Sketches. Though the prices can range depending on the number of characters, its totally affordable and can provide a great captured memory of your visit, whether your favorites are characters, attractions or park icons. Be sure to check them out next time you’re at the Resort.