The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts will take place January 18 – February 25, 2019.
This Epcot Festival made its debut in 2017, celebrating three artistic disciplines: Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
In Festival will run seven days a week again in 2019. Entertainment offerings will change throughout the Festival! So be sure to pick up a Festival of the Arts Passport for details during your specific visit.
The Festival of the Arts features Food Studios located around Epcot’s World Showcase! Much like the Marketplace Booths for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the Food Studios bring enhanced food offerings to Festival guests.
Unique to the Festival of the Arts is a focus on presentation of the dishes.
Many of the items are their own works of art!
Epcot will be bursting with live performances and acts to celebrate the Performing Arts! Be sure to refer to the Event Guide at Epcot during your specific visit, as the Festival will continually offer new experiences.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series
The Disney on Broadway Concert Series features performances by some of Broadway’s most accomplished actors and actresses singing some of Disney’s most beloved songs at the America Gardens Theater.
The performances take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM on each night throughout the Festival – that’s right! For 2019, the concert series expands to seven nights a week! You can find the full lineup of artists and represented Disney musicals here.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages allow guests to pair breakfast, lunch or dinner (either a three-course meal or full buffet, based on location) at a participating Epcot restaurant with guaranteed priority seating for an evening show on the same date.
Breakfast starts at $49.00 for adults ($38.00 per child); lunch packages start at $55.00 for adults ($44.00 per child); and dinner packages start at $55.00 for adults ($44.00 per child).
For the full list of restaurants (with prices) and Broadway Artists, visit our Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package Page!
Community Arts Showcase
Additional entertainment features the tops in area talent at the Community Arts Showcase at the America Gardens Theater, with a variety of choirs, marching bands, and more groups local to Central Florida.
Acts for 2019: To be announced.
Performance days and times vary, so be sure to check the Times Guide or Festival Passport (both available at the park’s entrances) during your visit.
Art in Performance
Enjoy seeing the creative process live through Art in Performance, from chalk artists to living art statues and more, all over the park! Performance days and times will vary, so be sure to check the Times Guide or Festival Passport (both available at the park’s entrances) during your visit.
The Visual Arts are celebrated throughout Epcot in a myriad of Exhibits, Seminars, and hands-on experiences, along with a few more artistic touches along the way! Be sure to pick up and refer to the Festival of the Arts Passport at Epcot during your specific visit.
In 2018 the Featured Exhibits in the Odyssey Festival Showplace put the spotlight on Disney Iconic Artists and Disney-Inspired Original Art. We’re excited to see what 2019 brings!
Pavilions around Epcot showcase displays and galleries reflecting various themes. Pavilion exhibits include:
- Mexico Folk Art Gallery: Check out ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos, a spirited salute to Mexican artistry and traditions.
- The American Heritage Gallery in American Adventure: Explore generations of ingenuity at the featured exhibit: “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.”
- The Gallery of Arts and History in Morocco: See unique designs of time-honored crafts when you visit “Moroccan Style, The Art of Personal Adornment.”
- The House of the Whispering Willows in China: Get a glimpse at how Walt Disney Imagineers helped bring Shanghai Disney Resort to life.
- The Stave Church Gallery in Norway: Learn about Norse mythology at “Gods of the Vikings,” an exhibit celebrating legendary gods goddesses and featuring authentic Viking artifacts.
- Bijutsu-kan Gallery in Japan: Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii, Japan’s cute culture.
Check out the Walking Chalk Gallery — where artists will create gorgeous art pieces in chalk — around World Showcase.
Workshops and Seminars
Complimentary Seminars take place twice daily in the Odyssey Festival Showplace at 11:30AM. These seminar offerings (which are included with admission to Epcot) change daily.
Interactive Workshops take place daily in the Odyssey Festival Showplace from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm. These sessions are $39 per guest plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Advance Reservations are highly recommended. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve a spot. Interactive Workshop offerings change daily.
Premium Workshops take place on select Fridays at the Odyssey Events Pavilion from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. They allow guests to paint their own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist! These sessions are $259 per guest plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Guests must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Advance Reservations are highly recommended. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve a spot.
MORE FESTIVAL FUN
Additional Festival fun is in full force all over Epcot for the Festival of the Arts!
Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt 2019
Are you bringing a little budding artist to the Festival of the Arts? Children (and adults!) can search for Figment by following clues provided through famous works of art strategically located around World Showcase.
Interested guests can visit Pin Central, Disney Traders, or World Traveler to purchase a map and begin their search. Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map. Upon completing the scavenger hunt, guests can head to Disney Traders with their completed map and receive an “artful” surprise!
Experience the magic of Disney animation at this fun and informative drawing class taught by actual Disney artists. Be sure to check the Event Guide for more information!
Interactive Wall Mural
Leave your own artistic mark on Epcot!
The Interactive Wall Mural at World Showcase Plaza will give guests the chance to paint their own small section of what will become a HUGE piece of artwork during the Festival!
“Picture yourself” in famous works of art at special Photo Op locations throughout Epcot!
The locations and paintings for 2019 are:
• France Pavilion: Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
• The American Adventure Pavilion: Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
• Italy Pavilion: The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and The Scream by Edvard Munch
• Mexico Pavilion: An homage to Frida Kahlo
Be on the lookout for Festival of the Arts merchandise both in major shopping spots (such as Mouse Gear and Art of Disney) as well as pop-up Event merchandise kiosks.
Check out some of the featured artists and their work here.
Festival of the Arts Passport
Featured art, entertainment, workshops, seminars, and activities will change throughout the duration of the Festival! Be sure to pick up and refer to the Festival of the Arts Passport available at Epcot during your visit to learn about all the offerings.