Pop’t Art: Modern-design sugar cookie with strawberry filling (V)

We were invited to a media preview of the 3rd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World.  The month-long art festival runs from January 18 through February 25, 2019 and includes an art walk, photo ops, chalk art, culinary offerings, live music, stage performances, art seminars, activities designed with families in mind and so much more.  They’ve rolled everything you love about the arts into one spectacular salute.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts will feature 13 unique Food Studios, plus additional creative food and beverage offerings around Epcot with an expanded selection of delicious new tastes to savor.


Chocolate-dipped pretzel, chocolate cake, chocolate stick, glitter raspberry sauce


Lemon tart with blood orange

“The Lady in the Hat” – pan-seared scallop, roasted red pepper coulis, bed of chorizo and peppers, and Parmesian crisp with a flower on top

The Artist’s Table will feature beef wellington with mushroom bordelaise, fennel cream and roasted baby vegetables


Shrimp ceviche

Smoked salmon and cream gâteau with egg yolk cream, paddlefish caviar and micro-herbs is sure to be a new favorite at The Painter’s Palate

Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres: chilled shrimp with cucumber cream cheese on a crostini, traditional deviled egg with candied bacon, crispy truffled risotto ball with truffle aioli

Vanilla rosewater and pistachio panna cotta


Chocolate and beer pairing


Blue sky dark cheery boba freeze


Chef Daniel Contreras

Dragon’s beard candy


Sugar painting by Chinese candy artisan Wenbo Zhang

Discover renowned Disney artists like Trevor Calton create a dash of magic on canvas

Living statues inspired by Epcot


Special merchandise will be available at Mouse Gear and other Epcot locations featuring the festival’s logo adorning shirts, mugs, totes and other charming items.

Guests can join in the fun of Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a map at select merchandise locations.

Everyone’s invited to grab a paintbrush and help create a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.

Animation Academy, a free drawing class in the Odyssey.

I took four back-to-back drawing classes with Eddie!

New this year, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to seven days a week during the festival, providing more opportunities than ever before to bask in live Disney magic. Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. The lineup will rotate regularly, featuring music from shows such as “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Performers this year include:

Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

The concert series is included with park admission; showtimes are 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. nightly. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package is available at participating Epcot restaurants and guarantees show seating; package bookings open Nov. 8, 2018, at Disneyworld.com. Reservations can also be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Disney expert Lou Mongello and festive Mickey Mouse

For more information, please visit: disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts/

(Source credit: Walt Disney World)

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