Immerse yourself into a creative experience filled with art, food and live entertainment. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts has returned for its fourth year, open now through Feb. 24. This year’s festival has many new additions to its artwork displays and artsy treats. With so much going on throughout the World Showcase and Future World, we broke down the top five things you need to do when you’re there.
Paint on the wall mural
Grab a paint brush and leave your mark on the ‘A Paint-by-Number Mural’ in its new location in Future World directly in front of the festival entrance on the bridge with Figment. It’s extremely satisfying to look back and see the masterpiece you contributed to. Not only is it a fun artistic experience, but it’s also free!
Enjoy the Disney on Broadway Concert Series
Sit back and relax as some of Broadway’s biggest stars perform your favorite tunes with a live band in the America Gardens Theatre. Some of the performers include Michael James Scott from Disney’s Aladdin: The Musical and Kara Lindsay from Newsies: The Musical. Make sure you arrive early to grab a good seat!
Visit the chalk art galleries
See an art gallery like you’ve never seen before, with different sidewalk chalk art pieces depicting different cities, Disney characters and more. Not only will you see the art, but you can also watch the artists create these beautiful pieces. They’ve even developed an art piece that you can step into for a photo!
Watch one of the shows at Showcase Plaza
Live entertainment takes over at the beginning of the World Showcase with three wonderful shows. Stop by to enjoy some intense acrobatics, live art demonstrations or a showcase from Disney Performing Arts. With many different types of arts, there’s a show for everyone!
Try different snacks across the many food studios
All artists need their own studios, and these culinary artists are cooking up something fresh. Stroll through the World Showcase and try some of the exclusive festival snacks. From paintbrush churros to deconstructed BLTs, there’s so many delicious options to choose from!