Full schedule for the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

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

Posted: Thursday January 12, 2017 10:43am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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wannabeBelleMar 01, 2017

I hope they keep the Broadway dynamic, that looked amazing in the videos I saw!! Marie

wdwmagicMar 01, 2017

Epcot International Festival of the Arts to return in 2018

FigmentJediJan 28, 2017

You know what would be a great thing for them to do in the future with this? Screenings of animated shorts from other countries. But that's not synergistic enough I suppose.

jakemanJan 28, 2017

I went to this the first night it was open. Perhaps my expectations were off, but when I heard of an "International Festival of the Arts" I didn't really expect a tent of Star Wars art in Morocco. The food was good. Similar, maybe a notch above Food and Wine. Beer selection was decent. We didn't stay for any music. The art though...it appears to be an expansion of Art of Disney across the World Showcase. There were a few independent artist there, but not many in comparison to the crush of Disney "art". I didn't care for it, but again perhaps I was expecting something I don't know...International..or Artistic...or more Festival and less reatail.

drwadadliJan 27, 2017

Thank you

MisterPenguinJan 27, 2017

A whole bunch of reviews from lots of different sites have been posted to the WDW subreddit: www.reddit.com/r/waltdisneyworld/new Just scroll back from new to old to see them all. For those who miss Animation Academy... it's back at Epcot during the festival.

drwadadliJan 27, 2017

My wife and I going Feb 10th. Are they any recommendations of foods to try? Or drinks to try? Or must see activities? Thank you in advance

Disney-TrainsJan 27, 2017

The Broadway show was great, went to it several times laat weekend (even during the storm). Disney has so much Art they could display... It's a shame they fill the festival with retail booths. :-/ The Ryman and Blair displays were quite enjoyable. I liked the murals being painted (1 by guests, 1 by Disney artists) a lot, and the chalk art was great too. Lots of potential... Hopefully it will expand.

BaconJan 27, 2017

What flavors Is the festival of the art's pop art-sicle slush?

TimeTripJan 16, 2017

Checking it out today. Light crowds for the most part. Guess I wasn't paying attention, but the festival only runs Fridays through Mondays. Crazy...

wdwmagicJan 16, 2017

Here is a look at the Disney on Broadway show

star77kc1Jan 16, 2017

You will be able to pick from 4 different magnets showing Figment in a piece of artwork. I believe it's $6.99 to play the scavenger hunt, so that price alone may be worth it to some for the magnet!

KnightRoninJan 15, 2017

My family and I went yesterday, and even though I'm pretty cool towards Flower & Garden and Food & Wine, I'd have to say that Festival of the Arts holds a lot of promise. My kids and I enjoyed contributing to the Epcot mural and the small Mary Blair and Herbert Ryman galleries were pretty cool. Seeing their actual artwork up close was inspiring. Some of the snack choices we had were pretty cool -- the Artist's Palette cookie was neat and the Sipping Chocolate tour was very tasty (semi-lie: the white chocolate was yack, but the Milk and Dark Chocolate selections were great). We missed the Broadway performances and probably won't get back this year due to our passes expiring this week, but I'd really like to see what they do in the next couple of years to make it a can't-miss event.

Disney-TrainsJan 14, 2017

Are they performing identical shows each night? Or changing them up? I'm happy with either, just wondering how to plan! :-)