The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is currently running from January 14th through February 21st, 2022. You can find our Opening Day coverage here!
This EPCOT Festival made its debut in 2017, celebrating three artistic disciplines: Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
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.
Let’s start with our favorite form of art here at the DFB… the Culinary Arts!
The Festival of the Arts features Food Studios located around EPCOT!
Click HERE to Check Out the Complete List of Food Studios for the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Arts, and all of the MENUS!
The Festival once again features art-inspired dishes and drinks.
Unique to the Festival of the Arts is a focus on presentation of the dishes. Many food items will be their own works of art!
And a few Studios have returned with new names: Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina (previously Mosaic Canteen), Pastoral Palate (previously Cuisine Classique), and Gourmet Landscapes (previously The Masterpiece Kitchen).
You can locate them all with our DFB Festival of the Arts Map.
Our FREE DFB Printable has all of the food booths and menus in one place, so you can keep track of which delicious bite you’re grabbing next.
Just click on the picture above to download and print or save it to your phone.
Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — BACK for 2022!
Guests purchase five designated items at various food booths, receiving a stamp in their Festival Passport for each item.
Upon completion, you’ll receive an ADDITIONAL — and complimentary — treat (with a possible bonus treat!) for your artful efforts.
Simply visit the Deco Delights Food Booth and show your fully stamped Passport.
The Wonderful Walk’s five designated items* for 2022 are:
RED: Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms, Golden Beets and Crostini at Gourmet Landscapes
GREEN: Deconstructed Key Lime Pie featuring flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues at The Deconstructed Dish
YELLOW: House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli at Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina
ORANGE: Pan-seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam at The Artist’s Table
PINK: Vanilla Donut with Strawberry Sugar, Strawberry Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Gelée at The Donut Box
*Note: The Disney World website identifies 5 FEATURED foods that are part of the Wonderful Walk of Cuisine. But the Festival Passport notes that you can buy “any five (5) menu items from the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine locations.”
EPCOT is bursting with live performances and acts to celebrate the Performing Arts! Be sure to refer to the Event Guide at EPCOT or the My Disney Experience app during your specific visit, as the Festival will continually offer new experiences.
Here is a look at the Performing Arts presentations we can expect for 2022!
Disney on Broadway Concert Series
The Disney on Broadway Concert Series IS BACK FOR 2022! 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 Theatre.
The performances take place at 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8PM on each night throughout the Festival. You can find the full lineup of artists here!
Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages are also available, offering guests the chance to pair lunch or dinner (either a three-course meal or full buffet, based on location) at a participating EPCOT Table Service restaurant with guaranteed priority seating for an evening show on the same date. Packages start at $57.00 for adults, and at $22.00 per child.
Additionally, same-day Disney on Broadway Dining Packages are available at one EPCOT Counter service location and one lounge with small plates at a lower price than the Table Service Dining Packages.
You can find all of the details here.
For the full list of restaurants (with prices) and Broadway Artists, visit our Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package Page!
Visual Art in Performance
Visual Art in Performance gives guests the chance to enjoy viewing a high-energy artist painting Disney characters LIVE onstage “in a matter of minutes!”
Performances will take place at World Showcase Plaza.
Enjoy seeing the creative process live through Art in Performance, including Chalk Artists.
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.
Art Defying Gravity
Art Defying Gravity performs “thrilling acts” throughout the Festival!
Performances will take place at World Showcase Plaza.
The Visual Arts are celebrated throughout EPCOT in a myriad of Exhibits 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.
The Featured Exhibits put the spotlight on Disney Iconic Artists and Disney-Inspired Original Art.
Check out the Walking Chalk Gallery — where artists create gorgeous art pieces in chalk — typically found on the walkway from World Celebration towards World Showcase.
You’ll likely even happen upon some VERY unique and impressive 3D Chalk Art. A spot will be designated showing you where you stand so you can become part of the artwork and pop out of these detailed scenes!
And families can visit the Kids’ Chalk Art, where kids will be able to create chalk art with the whole family! Find this area in World Nature (near The Land pavilion).
Animation Academy — BACK in 2022
Experience the magic of Disney animation at this fun and informative drawing class taught by actual Disney artists. (Paper and pencil are provided for this complimentary art session.)
These classes take place at the American Gardens Theatre. This activity is offered at 12:30PM and 1:30PM daily.
Photo Ops — BACK in 2022
“Picture yourself” in famous works of art at special Photo Op locations throughout EPCOT!
Photo Ops include:
- Homage to Frida Kahlo in the Mexico pavilion
- Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci between the Italy and Germany pavilions
- The Scream – Edvard Munch between the Italy and Germany pavilions
- Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze in The American Adventure pavilion
- Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the International Gateway
- Peter Pan Storybook on the Bridge to World Showcase
- Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli in the Italy pavilion
- Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh on the Bridge to World Showcase
Disney PhotoPass photographers are present to capture you in a masterpiece moment!
Interactive Wall Mural — BACK in 2022
Leave your own artistic mark on EPCOT at the Expression Section, located in World Nature!
The Interactive Wall Mural gives guests the chance to paint their own small section of what will become a HUGE piece of artwork during the Festival!
Note that the mural is available to paint from 11AM until 5PM daily.
Chalk Full of Character — BACK in 2022
Keep your eyes peeled for extra little bits of art featuring beloved Disney characters in unexpected corners throughout the World Showcase pavilions!
They’re “Chalk Full of Character!” This activity is free… and FUN! All you need are your walking shoes and a keen eye for your favorite Disney pals…
Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating 50 Years of Magic — NEW for 2022!
Visit World Celebration (near the Creations Shop) to see “dazzling depictions of Walt Disney World attractions illustrated by Disney Imagineers from around the world” with the Drawing on Inspiration exhibit!
This showcase is presented in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World!
Festival-inspired Nighttime Lights on Spaceship Earth — NEW in 2022
Spaceship Earth is celebrating the Festival in its own magical way — it’s lighting up like a rainbow during festival nights (accompanied by a beloved and familiar tune)!
Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley wrote, “Spaceship Earth will debut a brand-new light show that will feature our color and rainbow motifs seen throughout the festival imagery.”
Festival Markets and Artist Galleries
Inspired to take a piece of art home with you (say, for instance, a piece that can transform your home into a favorite Disney World eatery)? Or perhaps you’d like to see an artist at work or meet one of your favorites?
Various Festival Markets will feature the following:
- ACME Archives — Featuring artwork inspired by the entertainment industry
- Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions — Featuring artwork inspired by Disney animation
- James Coleman Studios — A former Disney animator!
- POP Gallery — Featuring “groundbreaking artists” representing a wide variety of styles
- Thomas Kinkade Studios — Featuring Disney stories and characters
- Wyland Galleries — Fine works of art
- Disney Art Festival Market — Featuring “a variety of artistic styles and media created by Disney Cast Members and visiting artists.” Appearing artists, per the Disney World website, include:
- Rosemary Begley
- Brian Blackmore
- Doug Bolly
- David Buckley
- Morgan Ditta
- Will Gay
- Kim Gromoll
- Kent Hammerstrom
- Alex Maher
- John Nadaeu
- Brett Owens
- Robert Post
- Don “Ducky” Williams
- Darren Wilson
- Joseph Yakovetic
- WonderGround Gallery — Featuring Disney characters in “inventive” styles. Appearing artists, per the Disney World website, include:
- Jasmine Becket-Griffith
- Dylan Bonner
- Nidhi Chanani
- Joey Chou
- John Coulter
- Fenway Fan
- Jeff Granito
- Caley Hicks
- June Kim
- Jerrod Maruyama
- Dave Perillo
- Stefani Rabideaux
- Jason Ratner
- Ann Shen
- Ashley Taylor
- Kristin Tercek
- Chris Uminga
If you’re interested in seeing which artists are featured during your trip, you may visit the Disney World website and find the artists appearing sorted by date.
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 — BACK in 2022
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 with Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt!
Interested guests can visit Port of Entry, Creations Shop, or World Traveler to purchase a map for $9.99 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 or World Traveler with their completed map and receive an “artful” surprise!
Why not create your own masterpiece (and maybe get in a bit of a workout at the same time) with Spin Art?
Guests hop on a stationary bike and pedal away. The pedaling motion helps create a one-of-a-kind piece of art of your very own! Just pick four colors, and you’ll be amazed at the painting you create.
One spin experience costs $19, while two cost $30.
Your Spin Art is generally dry and ready to take home 15 minutes after you complete it.
Kidcot Fun Stops
Kidcot Fun Stops in the World Showcase pavilions often offer an experience specific to the Festival of the Arts.
Get ready to grab a palette and paintbrush!
Event Merchandise and Novelty Items
Be on the lookout for Festival of the Arts merchandise both in major shopping spots (like Creations Shop and Art of Disney) as well as pop-up event merchandise kiosks.
We’ve already stood in line at the Pop Eats! Booth for one novelty item that is in HUGE demand…
It’s the FIGMENT POPCORN BUCKET!
Plenty of commemorative Festival of the Arts merchandise is available throughout the park, as well.
From pins to plates and MagicBands to Spirit Jerseys, there are plenty of artful items to pick up to remember your trip to the Festival!
And that’s just a glimpse!
Previous Festival Offerings
As Disney World continues in its phased reopening from the closures of 2020, select offerings that have been part of previous Festivals have not been announced — at this time — for the 2022 Festival. These included Free Seminars focused on the various artistic disciplines, Interactive Workshops, and the Paint With a Disney Artist class.
Feel free to click any of the links above to learn more in case any of these offerings return in the future.
We are happy to be bringing you coverage of everything at the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Arts!