Celebrating the visual, culinary, and performing arts, the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts returns to Walt Disney World from January 14 through Febrary 21, 2022.
More than 100 Disney and visiting artists will showcase their dazzling works throughout EPCOT. Guests can spot artists at work from the Disney Artist Gallery and the WonderGround Gallery, accompanied by pieces from ACME Archives, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Wyland Galleries, and POP Gallery.
Figment also lends an artistic touch to this year’s festival merchandise collection which includes apparel, accessories, trading and so much more.
Guests of all ages can watch imaginative chalk artists create masterpieces at Chalk Art Galleries, or improve their own artistic skills by learning how to draw a Disney Character at Animation Academy.
Children can create their own chalk masterpieces at Kid’s Chalk Art and families can leave their artistic stamp on a larger-than-life mural at Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural.
And around World Showcase, guests can step into renowned paintings from centuries past in stunning Artful Photo Ops. These are so much fun!
For fans of the culinary arts, guests will discover a delicious variety of art-inspired menus at 15 Food Studios throughout World Showcase.
Deco Delights and The Craftman’s Courtyard will debut at the festival, featuring artfully presented cuisine and beverages.
Menus haven’t been released yet, but here are the Food Studios you’ll be able to enjoy:
The Artist’s Table (The American Adventure)
Treat your taste buds to delectable dishes like beef Wellington or pan-seared scallops. Pair your dish with beer or a glass of wine.
The Craftsman’s Courtyard – NEW! (Near Disney Traders)
Enjoy savory seafood and refreshing salads, inspired by one of the many hubs of the Arts and Crafts movement: the coast of California.
Deco Delights – NEW! (Near Port of Entry)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with sleek desserts inspired by Art Deco, from the gilded glamor of the roaring 20’s to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.
The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)
Rediscover your favorite dishes fragmented and presented as never before—like a BLT, French onion soup and key lime pie.
The Donut Box (Near Test Track® presented by Chevrolet®)
Sweeten your day with delicious donuts, which pair wonderfully with a glass of rosé or a coffee cocktail.
El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)
Delight in classic Mexican fare that’s sure to satisfy artists of any age. Highlights include carne asada and chocolate tacos.
Celebrate the Japanese culinary arts with delectable dishes featuring “the 5 colors” of Japanese cuisine. Highlights include sushi donuts and sake.
Gourmet Landscapes (Canada)
Savor stunning dishes artfully composed with the finest ingredients that have been farmed and foraged from the land. Enjoy wild mushroom risotto, beet carpaccio and other farm-fresh delights.
L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise (France)
Discover delicious French treats and baked goods, from savory to sweet—including a black winter truffle croissant and warm brie in a bread bowl. Pair your dish with a French wine or frozen martini.
L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)
Indulge in Baroque cuisine, prepared with rich color and dramatic flavor. This food studio serves up arancini, ravioli and more.
The Painted Panda (China)
Enjoy decorative cuisine inspired by magnificent Chinese art, like General Tso’s chicken shumai or the char siu pork buns. Plus, enjoy refreshing beverages like bubble tea and Chinese-inspired cocktails.
Pastoral Palate (Germany)
Help yourself to hearty dishes inspired by the rustic settings where Bavarian Folk Art was painted. Indulge in wild boar cassoulet, a red wine-braised beef short rib and more.
Pop Eats (Near Port of Entry)
Delight in mouthwatering masterpieces inspired by the most captivating Pop Art of the 20th century. Highlights include the colorful almond frangipane cake and the ever-popular Pop’t Art—a sugar cookie with a twist. Plus, enjoy savory dishes like tomato soup with grilled cheese.
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
Take your taste buds on a Moroccan adventure as you enjoy delectable dishes like grilled kebabs, almond phyllo pockets and more. Pair your dish with a flavorful hard cider or the chai tea mint mimosa.
Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France)
Feast on authentic Colombian cuisine inspired by the Disney animated film Encanto—like spicy ajiaco soup or a house-made empanada with chorizo.
Performance arts are celebrated with the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series, with three performances each evening headlined by Broadway stars performing favorite songs from more than 25 years of award-winning DISNEY ON BROADWAY stage productions.
Here is the schedule:
Jan. 14, 16, 17, 20 & 21 – Arielle Jacobs (“Aladdin”) & Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
Jan. 15, 18, 19, 22 & 23 – Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) & Telly Leung (“Aladdin”)
Jan. 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 and Feb. 3 & 4 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday,” “The Little Mermaid”) & Robert Creighton (“Frozen”)
Jan. 25, 28, 29 and Feb. 1, 2, 5 & 6 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) & Dan DeLuca (“Newsies”)
Feb. 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17 & 18 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) & Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
Feb. 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19 & 20 – Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”) & Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
Feb. 21 – Special, extended finale performance featuring Brown, Strickland, Simmons & Scott
All shows are performed at America Gardens Theatre.
Dining packages including lunch or dinner at Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Garden Grill Restaurant, or Rose & Crown Dining Room, and a guaranteed seat at a DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert that same day, start at $57.
To experience EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, guests must have both valid admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date.
This is one of my favorite festivals as it explores the creative side, and I love the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series. Have you been? What is your favorite part of the festival?