Everything on offer at the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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Posted: Thursday January 13, 2022 8:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts begins tomorrow, January 14 through February 21 2022, celebrating the culinary, visual and performing arts.

Highlights this year include the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series, the Animation Academy, fifteen Food Studio kiosks, and more than 100 visiting artists showcasing their work.

Here is a full guide to everything on offer at this year's EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

Performing Arts


5:30pm, 6:45pm & 8pm daily, America Gardens Theatre

  • Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)
    Jan. 14, Jan. 16-17, Jan. 20-21

  • Kerry Butler (Beauty and the Beast) and Telly Leung (Aladdin)
    Jan. 15, Jan. 18-19. Jan. 22-23

  • Heidi Blickenstaff (Freaky Friday, The Little Mermaid) and Robert Creighton (Frozen)
    Jan. 24, Jan. 26-27, Jan. 30-31, Feb. 3-4

  • Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Dan DeLuca (Newsies)
    Jan. 25, Jan. 28-29, Feb. 1-2, Feb. 5-6

  • Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
    Feb. 7, Feb. 9-10, Feb. 13-14, Feb. 17-18

  • Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
    Feb. 8, Feb. 11-12, Feb. 15-16, Feb. 19-20

  • Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons and Michael James Scott
    Feb. 21

Art Defying Gravity

Saturday - Wednesday, 11am, 11:40am, 1:15pm, 2:45pm. Showcase Plaza

Visual Art in Performance

Thursday - Sunday 12:15pm & 3:45pm. Showcase Plaza

Visual Arts

Animation Academy

12:30pm & 1:30pm daily, America Gardens Theatre

Chalk Art Galleries

Bridge to Showcase Plaza

Expression Section: A Paint-by-Numbers Mural

11am - 5pm daily, World Nature

Kid's Chalk Art

11am - 4pm daily, World Nature

Artful Photo Ops

  • International Gateway: “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • The American Adventure: “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
  • Between Italy and Germany: “Mona Lisa,” Leonardo da Vinci and “The Scream,” Edvard Munch
  • Italy courtyard: “Birth of Venus,” Sandro Botticelli
  • Mexico: An homage to Frida Kahlo
  • Bridge to World Showcase: “Café Terrace at Night” and “Sunflowers,” Vincent van Gogh and Peter Pan storybook

Figment's Brush with the Masters

Help Figment learn about art on this delightful scavenger hunt around World Showcase.

To get started, purchase your map and stickers at Port of Entry, Creations Shop or World Traveler. Then, search for Figment hiding inside famous works of art at each World Showcase pavilion—just look for the Figment-themed picture frame.

Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map. Once your journey is complete, return your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for an artful surprise!

Cost: $9.99, plus tax.

Festival Arts and Collectibles Package Pickup

Available through the festival. For select festival art or collectible purchases over $150, you can send your item to either World Traveler or Gateway Gifts for pickup later in the day. This is only available for select festival artwork purchases.

Festival Merchandise

Creations Shop, Port of Entry, throughout World Showcase

Visiting Artists and Merchandise Vendors

  • ACME Archives
  • Crystal Dombrosky
  • Dave Avanzino
  • David Doss
  • Disney Fine Arts by Collectors Editions
  • McCullough Art
  • HAF2Paint
  • Hobby Rockers
  • James Coleman Studios
  • Julia Gabrielov
  • Larry Dotson
  • Meredith Young
  • NameWorks
  • Noah Fine Art
  • Paola Gracey
  • POP Gallery
  • Rob Kaz
  • Simone Amaduzzi
  • Spin Art
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • Thomas Kinkade Studios
  • Timothy Adebule
  • William Silvers
  • Wyland Galleries

Culinary Arts

Food studios are open daily January 14, 2022 through February 21, 2022, from park open to park close. See the full Food Studios menu line-up.

  • Refreshment Port Showcase Plaza near Canada
  • Pop Eats near Port of Entry
  • The Deconstructed Dish near Port of Entry
  • Deco Delights near Port of Entry
  • NEW! The Craftsman’s Courtyard near Port of Entry
  • El Artista Hambriento Mexico
  • The Painted Panda China
  • Refreshment Outpost Outpost
  • Pastoral Palate Germany
  • L’Arte di Mangiare Italy
  • The Artist’s Table The American Adventure
  • Funnel Cake The American Adventure
  • Goshiki Japan
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina Morocco
  • Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina Between Morocco and France
  • L’Art de la Cuisine Française France
  • The Donut Box World Discovery near Test Track
  • Gourmet Landscapes Canada
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Main Entrance, World Discovery, Showcase Plaza, The American Adventure, Canada
  • Figment popcorn bucket - Available while supplies last at Pop Eats. Limit two per Guest.

See the full Food Studios menu line-up.

Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

Purchase a spectrum of dishes with the reward of a colorful culinary prize! Grab a Festival Passport to get started, and collect the completer item at Deco Delights.

  • Red, Gourmet Landscapes (Canada): Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio
  • Green, The Deconstructed Dish (Showcase Plaza): Deconstructed Key Lime Pie
  • Yellow, Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between France & Morocco): House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada
  • Orange, The Artist’s Table (The American Adventure): Pan-Seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée
  • Pink, The Donut Box (World Discovery): Vanilla Donut with Strawberry Sugar, Strawberry Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Gele
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John park hopper1 hour ago

Gotta ask-- Disney is so concerned about the environment you know no plastic bags or straws I sure hope these figment buckets are made of recycled plastic

Satans Hockey1 hour ago

I wish they would bring over the different flavored popcorn! That was my favorite aspect of the popcorn craze over there and made it completely understandable as why to people would wait in line for popcorn lol

larryz2 hours ago

What I don't understand is why Bob the Nob doesn't start a specialized collectible marketing group and sell them on eBay themselves. They'd make a lot more money that way, which, as we all know, is Bob's raison d'etre.

DfromATX2 hours ago

I am just baffled at the frenzy over buying this thing.

Jcf80373 hours ago

If you don’t have a receipt for it, it’s not yours. If your family of ten got their 2 each and you have all the receipts for 20, you’re good. If you have the other 9 family and friends with you, you’re good. This isn’t about stealing vs possession. It is literally about possession. Disney’s stated policy is you can possess 2 per person per purchase. Prove the purchase. They wouldn’t have to even worry about stopping anyone holding 2 or fewer. Now they likely don’t want to do this because they clearly don’t want to confront people all day. But it would solve the poor guest experience problem that these resellers cause.

CntrlFlPete4 hours ago

The person may or may not have used an AP to enter the park -- not following how anyone could be breaking any rules around their AP? right, I thought there could be language around using the AP discount but they do not offer any discounts on items such as pop corn buckets. When my wife and daughter both went to the rest room, I was left sitting there w/ four of them -- I imagine I could be on the interwebs somewhere if someone snapped a picture when I was alone w/ 4 of them -- certainly I must be a reseller -- I do not know why my wife started collecting buckets but I can think of worse habits. We do not sell or buy these things, but she does collect them. We were able to buy four in one transaction as there were three of us at the register when they rung them up -- save for a Starbucks run from my daughter, all three of us stayed in line the whole 2 hours and we talked with folks who generally seemed to be Figment fans. I still think the funniest part is that they ran out of pop corn so they sold the bucket w/o the pop corn (at least on SAT)

ppete19754 hours ago

Showing reciepts would be for stealing. The 2 per person is a purchase thing not an in possession. Neither would be a legal seizure even with return of money. They might be able to ban you. But theres no legal written anywhere that you cant have more than two in your possession, just that you aren’t supposed to be able to buy more than two at a time per person. i agree that its scummy im just saying there isnt a good way for disney to stop it. Now aps using discount for profit has been done. But cant be done on the same day as purchase. Even if they posted on ebay while in the park.

ppete19755 hours ago

Or monsters inc or small world. Amazing!!

ppete19755 hours ago

I was originally commenting on people carrying out 20 of them not the two allotted. The ap legalize i thought was using your discount for profit.

Figments Friend5 hours ago

I just need to say...... I have been a Figment fan for the last forty years. That's four decades.... so a fan far longer then before it was 'cool' to like the character. As much as I love this character and what he represents, these 'fat dragon' popcorn buckets do absolutely nothing for me. Zip. I really do hope that some of the folks rushing to the Park to buy a bunch of these are not deluded in thinking that by buying lots of Figment merch that we shall see a vast improvement happen at the current Imagination Pavilion. Won't happen. All it 'proves' to Disney is that they need to offer more 'limited edition' and 'special event' merchandise. Nothing more. -

J45465 hours ago

Japan has awesome popcorn buckets so I hope disney steps it up. Check out Japans Stained Glass BatB bucket its beautiful. If they made a stained glass bucket for all of the princesses that would be great

Casper Gutman5 hours ago

As grumpy as all the bucket furor makes me, it should be said that any company that wasn't criminally incompetent at running theme parks would be building a trackless, Mystic Manor-style Imagination ride featuring Dreamfinder and Figment, all tied to a franchise-launching film starring Tom Hanks. Maybe Wes Anderson could direct? More realistically, Disney would want an old hand who will play ball with studio interference - Barry Sonnenfeld could work. Does a humbled Brad Bird want another shot at live action?

Disney Analyst5 hours ago

Honestly, the popcorn bucket craze is just… crazy to me. Who wants to lug around one of those all day… and then what do you do with it after? Just sits on a shelf to be stared at? No thanks.

MoonRakerSCM6 hours ago

Saw that photo yesterday of the people walking out with like 6 or 7 Figments. How did they get them???