Full schedule for the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Jan 12, 2017 in "Epcot International Festival of the Arts"

The inaugural Epcot Festival of the Arts gets started on Friday, bringing special offerings Fridays through Mondays until February 20 2017.

In addition to the Food Studio kiosks around World Showcase, here is a full run-down of everything on offer for the opening weekend.

Odyssey Festival Showplace

Art Workshops

In this classroom setting you will have an opportunity to learn a variety of artistic techniques from the experts To book, call 407-WDW-TOUR or visit the Odyssey Festival Showplace Reservations strongly recommended and require an additional fee.

Friday 11am

“Magical” Mixed Media Art Rachelle Eason, BoiLeD BooKS

Saturday 11am

Gesture Drawing Class Todd Bright, Former Disney Animator

Sunday 11am

Floral Arranging Disney Floral & Gifts

Monday 11am

Modern Macramé Sara Stoff, Fiber


These complimentary Seminars will give Guests the opportunity to hear from the pros.


  • Cel Painting - Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink And Paint Artist 1:30pm
  • From Animated Films to Theme Parks - Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment 4:30pm


  • Artisan Spice Blends Seminar & Tasting - Pam Smith & Nicole Ramsland, P S Flavor 1:30pm
  • Watermelon Carving - Gina Carrilho, Chef Assistant, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Catering, hosted by National Watermelon Promotion Board 4:30pm


  • Tea Discovery - Karon Cannon, Tea Craze 1:30pm
  • Photography 101: Magic with Water - Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging 4:30pm


  • Napkin Folding - Nicole Sowers, Catering Manager, Disney Event Operations 1:30pm
  • Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective - Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging 4:30pm

Future World

  • Living Statues - Fountain Plaza Intermittently 10:55am–5:40pm
  • Animation Academy - Innoventions Intermittently 9:15am–6:15pm
  • Live Performance Art - Fountain Stage 3:10pm
  • Community Showcase Performances - Fountain Stage 10:00am, 11:20am

World Showcase

Walking Chalk Art Gallery - Throughout the day


Saturday and Sunday only

  • Origami & Anime Class Garden Deck 1:30pm–3:30pm
  • Kagami Biraki Courtyard 4:30pm
  • Calligraphy Mitsukoshi Merchandise 4:45pm

Disney on Broadway Concert Series

A collaboration with Disney Theatrical Productions brings an exciting new showcase of favorite music and Broadway talent.

Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland - America Gardens Theatre 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm

Disney on Broadway line-up for the entire Festival.

Visiting Artists 

Fountain Plaza

Trevor Carlton, Collectors Editions Performing Artists 11:00am–9:00pm

Showcase Plaza

Pop Gallery 11:00am–9:00pm


  • Nameworks 11:00am–9:00pm
  • Luis Sottil 11:00am–9:00pm
  • Brian Blackmore, Disney Parks and Resorts
    Friday 7:00pm–9:00pm
    Saturday 1:30pm–3:30pm
    Sunday 1:00pm–3:00pm
  • Darren Wilson, Disney Parks and Resorts
    Friday 5:00pm–7:00pm
    Saturday 11:00am–1:00pm
  • Don “Ducky” Williams, Disney Parks and Resorts
    Friday 2:30pm–4:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday, Monday 4:00pm–6:00pm
  • Joe Kaminski, Disney Parks and Resorts
    Saturday 7:00pm–9:00pm


Larry Dotson 11am-9pm


Tom’s Shoes 11am-9pm


  • James Coleman Studios 11am-9pm
  • Boiled Books 11am-9pm
  • Arribas Brothers 11am-9pm

The American Adventure

  • Carlos Cuba Fine Art Photography 11am-9pm
  • Walfrido Garcia, Wyland Galleries 12pm-4pm
  • Michou Jewelry, Wyland Galleries 12pm-4pm

Between Japan and Morocco

  • Greg McCullough 11am-9pm
  • Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions 11am-9pm

Between Morocco and France

  • EyeCatchers, ACME Archives, and Fairy House Ladies 11:00am–9:00pm


  • Disney Cruise Line 11:00am–9:00pm
  • Noah 11:00am–9:00pm
  • WonderGround Gallery
    Kristin Tercek 12:00pm–3:00pm & 4:00pm–6:00pm
    Jasmine Becket-Griffith Monday 5:00pm–7:00pm
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Article Posted: Jan 12, 2017 / 10:43am EST