Festival of the Arts 2022!

We are already into 2022 and hope everyone had a fun and Happy New Year. It’s time to turn our attention to Epcot for the festivals. Soon it will be time to kick-off of the International Festival of the Arts 2022. This is the first festival of 2022 and brings a lot to Epcot over the course of 6 weeks or so. There is plenty to keep every member of your family content and have something to do. If you are looking for a good time to go to Disney World, this is something to check out!

When does the Festival start?

The Festival of the Arts starts on January 14th, 2022, and will run through February 21st, 2022. There are things to do around Epcot every day and provide plenty of options. This includes food, art, and performances. 

Entertainment at the Arts

Animation Academy

This will show you how to draw your favorite Disney Characters. If this is of interest, make your way over to America Gardens Theatre. 

Art Defying Gravity

This will be more of a street performance style show, to witness amazing acts of strength.

Chalk Art

Make sure to check out creative artists who turn regular pavement into incredible works of art. 

Photo courtesy of Disney

Disney on Broadway

This is a special concert series that will take place at Epcot. All of these will be performing live show tunes from Broadway.

Current schedule

Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)

  • January 14, January 16 through 17, and January 20 through 21

Kerry Butler (Beauty and the Beast) and Telly Leung (Aladdin)

  • January 15, January 18 through 19, and January 22 through 23

Heidi Blickenstaff (Freaky Friday, The Little Mermaid) and Robert Creighton (Frozen)

  • January 24, January 26 through 27, January 30 through 31, and February 3 through 4

Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Dan DeLuca (Newsies)

  • January 25, January 28 through 29, February 1 through 2, and February 5 through 6

Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)

  • February 7, February 9 through 10, February 13 through 14, and February 17 through 18

Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)

  • February 8, February 11 through 12, February 15 through 16, and February 19 through 20

Visual Art in Performance

Photo ops!

Here you can see some of the most iconic art around the world in 1 place. You can get your picture taken with these masterpieces with a unique twist. There will also be areas to get special merchandise. 

Here are the ones that you can check out:

  • Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli
    Italy Pavilion Courtyard
  • Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • Homage to Frida Kahlo
    Mexico Pavilion
  • Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    International Gateway
  • Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci
    Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
  • Peter Pan Storybook
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • The Scream – Edvard Munch
    Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
    The American Adventure Pavilion
Photo Courtesy of Disney

Art opportunity for kids – Figments Brush

If you have little ones, they can help Figment and his quest to learn more about art. This includes a scavenger hunt. Moreover, this will take place around the World Showcase. This will cost $9.99 for the map and stickers. The little ones can then search for Figment who is hiding in famous pieces of art. Make sure to keep an eye out for the Figment-themed picture frame. Once you have completed this, you can return to World Traveler or Disney Traders to get a special surprise!

Are you looking forward to the Festival of the Arts 2022? Let us know in the comments below!