Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney

It's almost time again for the art world to descend upon Downtown Disney and show off their vision and creativity. The Festival of the Masters presented by Michaels is happening Nov. 9 through 11, 2012. This vibrant, open-air art festival held each fall features more than 200 award-winning artists from across the country. The world-renowned show is a highly anticipated annual event for guests, artists, collectors and art lovers alike.

Festival of the Masters Art DisplayFestival of the Masters Art Display
This Annual Event Includes:

  • Dazzling displays of one-of-a-kind and limited-edition painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more
  • Chalk Artists
  • Hands-on activities for Guests of all ages and interests
  • Live musical performances at the Jazz Festival
  • Culinary Delights
  • Unique shopping opportunities"from fine art to Disney collectibles

One of a Kind Glass Works of ArtOne of a Kind Glass Works of Art
Whether you are looking for spectacular piece for your personal collection, or just want to soak up the magic, you'll discover a variety of delightful experiences making the Downtown Disney area come alive with vibrant culture.

While you're there you can even take a flight on the new Characters in Flight balloon! The tethered helium balloon features a fresh design, including a red, yellow and blue color scheme, adorned with a new set of flying characters: Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Buzz Lightyear, Dumbo, Jasmine and Aladdin. From 400 ft. up in the air, guests get a breathtaking 360-degree view of Walt Disney World Resort for approximately 8 - 10 minutes. The daily hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to midnight, weather permitting.

Characters in Flight New BalloonCharacters in Flight New Balloon
Do you love art? Do you love Disney? What could possibly be better than a weekend full of unique art at Disney! One of these years I'll plan my trip just to get down for this event. Have you been to the Festival of Masters? Did you buy anything wonderful? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!

Marion Gagliano wrote on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:44:

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Nice. One year at WDW, there was an artist that incorporated Mickey walking on tha streets of Hollywood Studios. I did not purchase it. I am still regretting that decision. So, if you like it.....buy it! You may never see it again.

MrHub wrote on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 00:19:

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It's a fabulous experience that you will regret not doing believe me.

Gaylin wrote on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 22:17:

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I planned my trip this year so I could go to the Festival, 17 more days!! Thanks for the article.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:44:

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Yay Gaylin! I hope you have a great time, you'll have to come back and share on our forums how it was. :-)

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