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Meet Artists and Discover #ArtfulEpcot Favorites at Epcot International Festival of the Arts in February 2017

Steven Miller

by , Communications Manager

There are only a few weeks left for the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts. I recently enjoyed the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes from around the world at the festival. If you are planning a visit this month, here are several of my favorite things to see along with a few product updates.

Meet Artists and Discover #ArtfulEpcot Favorites at Epcot International Festival of the Arts in February 2017

My first stop was the Odyssey Festival Showplace to see works by Disney historical artists Mary Blair and Herb Ryman. The location also carries original Disney artwork that is available for purchase. I recommend trying the Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts offered at The Painter’s Palate.

I also loved the Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate at Pop Eats! kiosk located toward Canada pavilion.

Meet Artists and Discover #ArtfulEpcot Favorites at Epcot International Festival of the Arts in February 2017

You may recall reading about the fun scavenger hunt called Figment’s Brush with the Masters. Once guests complete the hunt, they can redeem it for one of four Figment magnets (shown above). Stop by Disney Traders near entrance to World Showcase to get started.

Due to popular demand, guests may now find some of that Figment artwork available in the Art on Demand kiosk at the Art of Disney location near Spaceship Earth. Artwork by Herb Ryman featured on this year’s festival poster is also available on demand.

Here are a handful of artists you may meet this month (please note all appearances are subject to change without notice):

February 10-13

  • Walt Disney Imagineer and artist Jason Grandt will be at the Disney Artist tent near Mexico Pavilion. On Friday and Sunday, look for him from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, he will appear from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Master glass blower Reinhard Herzog will be near the Germany Pavilion each day of the festival.
  • Artist Trevor Carlton will be performing on the Fountain View stage in Future World at 10:35 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. each day.
  • Find him from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. each day in the Collectors Editions tent near Morocco Pavilion.
    February 17-20
  • The Disney Artist tent will host several artists throughout the weekend including Dave Avanzino, David Buckley, Joe Kaminski, Randy Noble, and Don “Ducky” Williams.
  • Jerrod Maruyama will be at the WonderGround Gallery tent near Canada pavilion from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. each day.
  • Noah returns to the festival to meet with guests at his tent near Showcase Plaza.

Comments

  • Thanks for answering my questions, Steven. I was also wondering, in the Art on Demand featuring Figment, are ALL the paintings from the Figment scavenger hunt available, more specifically the Japanese Hokusai Great Wave off Kanagawa? Also, will the original artwork/giclees/prints being sold in the Odyssey Center be sold anywhere after the Festival is over if it is still available, like the Art of Disney store in Epcot or the one in Disney Springs? Thanks again!

  • Hi Steven. Thanks for the info. Are all 11 of the Figment artworks from the Scavenger Hunt available? Are they available in multiple formats such as prints, posters, giclees, etc? Do you know the pricing? Thanks!!!

  • Hi Steve,
    I would like to echo the question about merchandise availability? And ask if the figment scavenger hunt might be extended. We are arriving the 21st of Feb and I really don’t want to change my entire vaca for one day but I will if I have to!

    Thanks,
    *o*

    • @Benjamin – I’m not aware of the scavenger hunt being extended beyond the festival.

  • This festival has been great so far. Love all the interactive exhibits and seminars. I hope it will return next year

  • Hi Steven. Two questions. First in the artwork for sale photo at the beginning of your post, what is the name of the artwork and who is the artist of the Donald and Daisy piece in the top row, second from the right? Second, will the Figment on demand artwork be available still after the festival is over? I am not coming to WDW until March. Thanks.

    • @Lauren – The Donald and Daisy piece is by Disney artist Randy Noble. The original artwork is available at the Odyssey Festival Showplace location, and a limited edition and a deluxe print can be found at the Disney Artist tent near Mexico pavilion. The Figment art will remain on the system following the event but may be removed at any time.

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