Early last month, we launched our Disney Springs Grand Opening Summer Celebration – an event that combines new venues, added entertainment and special retail promotions, all happening through Labor Day. Today, I’m excited to share that our Celebration continues with new amped-up offerings in August; the latest additions focus on art … and lots of it!
“Art in August” kicks off this Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Disney Springs Marketplace. With tents set up throughout the promenade, guests can expect to find Disney artists like Don “Ducky” Williams, handmade treasures including jewelry from Jortra and stationary from Boiled Books, and unique keepsakes such as the latest Precious Moments Dolls from doll designer Linda Rick.
Every weekend (Thursday through Sunday) in August, new artisans will be featured. Painters like Greg MCCullough, Darren Wilson, William Silvers, Joe Kaminski and Jasmine Becket-Griffith will sit alongside niche craftsman who sell items that include giftable plants (Petal Pushers), Handmade Soaps and Beauty Products (Rinse) and decorative house and garden flags (Swaying in the Breeze). Guests can expect to find jewelry made from recycled beads at Magic Ink and decorative Italian masks from Annalisa Masks. Pop Gallery, the eclectic art haven on the West Side, will have a booth featuring unique pieces, as will Name Works. And on select dates, these diverse artists will be joined by photographer Carlos Cuba, Precious Moments figurine sculptor Hiko Maeda, and game designer Quynh Kimball. Whether you prefer your art “fine” or simply “fun,” there’s something for everyone!
Click here to see the full schedule of Art in August events. (Just between us, I wouldn’t be surprised if even more artists get added to the line-up in the coming weeks!)
For the latest Disney Springs news and happenings, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @DIsneySprings. Starting in August, keep an eye out for social content tagged with hashtag “#ArtInAugust” and through Labor Day, look for hashtag “#GoDisneySprings” to stay current on Grand Opening Celebration activities.