Festival of the Masters Returns to Downtown Disney

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Festival of the Masters (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Festival of the Masters (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: Outdoor Arts Festival returns November 9-11, 2012 

For the 37th year, the Festival of the Masters returns to Downtown Disney. More than 150 award-winning artists will take part in this outdoor fine arts festival. There’s also live entertainment, kid’s activities and food specialties, so even if  one-of-a-kind paintings or limited-edition photography is not what you’re into, venture into the open-air for this prestigious event. Here’s what to expect:

Type of Art:

  • glass art
  • limited-edition fine art
  • photography
  • sidewalk chalk art
  • sculpture
  • jewelry
  • Disney collectibles

Disney Artist Village

There will be a varied selection of art from Disney artists as well, from Disney character art  to creations by Walt Disney Imagineering. Along with feature artist appearances, stop by the Art of Disney where artist Dave Avanzino will create prop-like elements based on theme park signs, fonts and attractions.

Emerging Masters

This is the first time that there is a special area where more than 30 juried emerging artists compete for awards and feature their work. There are also interactive activities that can bring out your own inner emerging artist such as the craft section, “Make It Take It” crafts, contributing to a mosaic-like mural in the  “Michaels Master Mural” or taking part in a do-it-yourself fashion show.

Family Fun Events:

  • Face painting
  • Domino games
  • Help construct a LEGO Hulk figure that’s 8 feet tall
  • Live music
  • Cirque du Soleil La Nouba performers
  • Unique shopping opportunities—from fine art to Disney collectibles

The Details

  • What: Outdoor Art Festival
  • When: November 9-11, 2012; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Disney
  • Cost: Free

Tell us…

Have you ever attended the Festival of the Masters?