Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts Guide

Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is returning in 2020 from January 17th through February 24th. The newest of the Epcot festivals combines the love of culinary, visual and performance arts so that guests can enjoy it using all their senses. Here’s what you can look forward in experiencing:

Culinary Arts:

Around the world you will be able to not only delight in flavorful dishes but also works of art in themselves.

Performing arts:

Every day Epcot is filled with music, singing and other forms of performance arts. The highlight is the Broadway Concert Series and here’s the partial schedule that we have at the moment. Performance are in the American Garden Theater at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM daily from January 17 to February 24, 2020.

Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White

  • January 17
  • January 20 through 21
  • January 24

Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee

  • January 18 through 19
  • January 22 through 23

Kissy Simmons, Heidi Blickenstaff, Alton Fitzgerald White and Gavin Lee

  • January 25 

Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey

  • January 26
  • January 28 through 29
  • February 1 through 2
  • February 5 through 6


  • January 27
  • January 30 through 31
  • February 3 through 4
  • February 7 through 8

Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey and TBD

  • February 9

Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

  • February 10
  • February 12 through 13
  • February 18 through 19
  • February 22 through 23


  • February 11
  • February 14 through 17
  • February 20 through 21

Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland and TBD

  • February 24
  • (we will update this list when we have a complete line up)

Hands-On Workshops:

See the variety of workshops available that will bring out your inner artiste!

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to flex your creative muscles.

Ink & Paint Animation
Presented by Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist

  • Saturdays at 10:00 AM

Many of Disney’s animated features were created with 2D Cel Animation. Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel with one of Disney’s Ink & Paint artists!

Each week, you’ll paint a different Disney character:

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Mickey Mouse
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Minnie Mouse
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Donald Duck
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Pluto
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Goofy
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Mickey Mouse

Disney 3D Paper Crafting
Presented by Dave Avanzino, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

You will create your own dimensional paper artwork. Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your work to create 3D Disney shadowbox art. You will have the opportunity to make your own framed magical masterpiece!

Gesture Drawing Basics: “Story Telling Drawings”
Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Come learn the art of quick sketching from a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre DameMulanTarzanLilo & Stitch and Brother Bear.  During this workshop you will create your own sketch to take home. Gesture drawing of people is a foundational practice for animators, story board artists and directors. A single drawing can tell a story. 

Animation 101: Flip Book Fundamentals
Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation 

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Create your own moving magic and watch your drawings come to life during this animated workshop! Learn the fundamental principles of animation with a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre DameMulanTarzanLilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Tools to complete your creation will be provided!

Doodling with Viz
Presented by Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist

  • Sunday, Feburary 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Experience doodling to the next level. Learn, watch and draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece.

$45 per person, plus tax

All appearances, presentations and events are subject to change without notice. All Interactive Workshops will take place in the World Showplace Events Pavilion, located between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions.

Paint with a Disney Artist

Create your very own masterpiece during a guided class for all levels. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from a talented Disney artist at either an outdoor or an indoor class. Whether you’re a seasoned painting veteran or have never picked up a paint brush, this experience is sure to leave you wanting to explore more about this beautiful art form. Refreshments will be served.Price : $259 plus tax, Epcot admission required and not included When

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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