Artists have been a part of the Disney story since the very beginning – from Walt Disney and his first team of animators to our Disney Imagineers and countless artists who work to create the magic every day. We know art celebrates expression, provides an opportunity to tell diverse stories and connects us all in a unique way. Continuing our rich tradition of sharing stories through art, I’m thrilled to share the Disney Springs Art Walk, A Canvas of Expression, launching this month.
The Disney Springs Art Walk will feature both local artists and artists from around the globe to create murals that will fill the walls with color, emotion and the spirit of their cultures. Guests will have a chance to see their work up close and experience the individual style and voice of each artist. We look forward to bringing this vibrant, ever-changing experience to Town Center of Disney Springs. Over time, as works are added, the Disney Springs Art Walk will continue to grow and come to life.
Throughout the year, guests will have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of different works of art as new pieces and artists are added to the Art Walk. The space will evolve over time as unique voices are continually introduced and welcomed to share their work. The first set of talented artists whose work will be showcased at the launch of the Disney Springs Art Walk include Laci Jordan, Chad Mize, Stacey Aoyama and Eric Tan.
Laci Jordan is a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator and Creative Director. Her work concentrates on color, pop culture, the representation of marginalized people, and the intersectionality that exists amongst all of these spheres. Laci was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Chad Mize is a multimedia artist, designer and muralist. With a love for past and contemporary culture, he takes a humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach to his designs. Chad is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Stacey Aoyama grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with a variety of career ambitions. However her consistent passion for drawing and being creative prevailed and she is now an illustrator and designer, working for Disney Consumer Products.
Eric Tan is from San Diego, California and his passion for art sparked after seeing The Jungle Book at the age of three. Eric has now been a designer at Disney Consumer Products for over 20 years.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and follow @DisneySprings and #DSArtWalk on social media for more details on the Disney Springs Art Walk, as we welcome new artists throughout the year and share the stories of their artwork as it comes to life on our walls.