If there’s one event at Downtown Disney I look forward to every year, it’s the very popular and long running Festival of the Masters. Unfortunately, due to construction of Disney Springs, Disney has decided to cancel the event for 2014. This November 7-9th would have… Read More »Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney canceled for 2014
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Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World resort is in the early stages of its transformation into Disney Springs. A lot of what we knew as DTD (including Pleasure Island and NYE every night) is gone forever. However, there are some traditions that continue and we hope will survive the transition. One of these is the Festival of the Masters, which, believe it or not, is in its 38th year. The event will takeover Downtown Disney Nov 8-10, 2013.
The prestigious open-air fine arts festival features more than 300 artists creating and showcasing their unique works in painting, photography, sculpture, chalk, glass and more. Exhibits feature more than 130 award-winning artists, nearly 20 up-and-coming Emerging Masters, the Disney Artist Village, live performance artists and more.
Here’s a video I made capturing a few of the highlights from last year:
A crowd favorite, the Disney Artist Village will return with one of the largest displays of official Disney art available for purchase and will include meet and greets with the more than 25 artists behind those masterpieces. Located between Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues on Downtown Disney West Side, the Disney Artist Village tent will feature Disney character art created by masters from various Disney disciplines including Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group. Disney Artists also will perform live shows as they create new works of art on stage and will host interactive chats about art and what it can be. Both the art chats and live performances will take place at Waterside Stage in the Marketplace.Read More »Festival of the Masters Returns to Downtown Disney Novemember 8-10, 2013
The Festival of the Masters event at Downtown Disney is often thought of the cream of the crop for artists on the art show circuit. You have to have won a prize at one of the other shows in order to secure an invitation for… Read More »Highlights from the 2012 Festival of the Masters
The Festival of the Masters art show is one event I look forward to every year. Downtown Disney takes on a special vibe as the prestigious open-air fine arts festival features nearly 150 award-winning artists, sidewalk chalk art, limited-edition fine art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass… Read More »Festival of the Masters Returns to Downtown Disney Nov. 9-11
After a number of years with Sharpie (loved those free markers) as the headline sponsor for the popular Festival of the Masters weekend, a new main sponsor is moving in. Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, has signed on as the presenting… Read More »New main sponsor for Disney’s Festival of the Masters
Starting tomorrow, approximately 145 award-winning fine artists, 200 chalk artists and 40 folk artists will showcase their one-of-a-kind and limited-edition painting, photography, sculptures, jewelry and more at Festival of the Masters presented by Sharpie® Nov. 12-14, 2010, at Downtown Disney. The festival is one of… Read More »Festival of the Masters starts Tomorrow – Disney World Art Festival