The Festival of the Masters, presented by Michaels, is an open-air fine arts festival that takes place throughout Downtown Disney in Florida. This year’s festival, which takes place from November 8-10, marks its 38th year.
This fantastic showcase of more than 300 talented artists will feature many different types of art pieces. These will include paintings, photography, sculpting pieces, chalk art, blown glass, jewelry, and more.
Guests will also want to take in the Disney Artist Village, which will see official Disney art for sale, as well as meet and greet opportunities with more than 25 of these talented visionaries. In addition, performances will take place at the Waterside Stage found on the Marketplace side, where artists will perform live shows, as well as hold interactive chats.
For families, special activities will take place, including crafts, coloring Disney-inspired art, and the “Michaels Master Mural,” a place where guests can help create a mosaic-like mural. There will also be a Children’s Chalk Art display, where guests can draw their own art, as well as a giant LEGO mural and masterpiece where the kids in attendance are invited to help create a fantastic piece.
New for this year’s Festival will be the Mixers and Masters.Artistic combinations of specialty drinks will be created and sold at participating restaurants. Drinks include the Pinkberry Martini from Wolfgang Puck Café, Caveman Painters Punch from T-Rex Café, Blue Nile from Rainforest Café, Huckleberry Lemonade at Splitsville, Picasso Punch from Paradiso 37, sangria from Fulton’s Crab House a Strega-rita from Portobello, a pineapple mojito at Bongos Cuban Café, and a Planet Feature Presentation from Planet Hollywood.
Guests may also take in “The Art of Mixology” at the Waterside Stage, with experts showing what goes into making an artfully delicious cocktail during each 10-minute demo. These showcases will happen three times a day.
Other activities include special artist appearances at Hoypoloi and Pop Gallery, live performances from Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, the House of Blues 15th year celebration of its Folk Art Festival with more than 30 accomplished artists, and live entertainment at House of Blues, Splitsville, Raglan Road, and Bongos Cuban Café
The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. On Sunday, November 10, the event will run from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and self-parking are free for the event at Downtown Disney. For more information, visit DisneyFestivaloftheMasters.com.