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Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts

JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 22, 2022

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts made its original debut back in January of 2017 and has quickly become a fan favorite! This Festival features performing arts, culinary arts, visual arts, along with fun for all ages. Guests will find art pieces from many Disney artists such as Will Gay, Joe Kaminski, Dave Avanzino, Dirk Wunderlich, and so many others. There are many locations throughout the park where they're able to watch the creative processes happen live before their eyes. New art is created and revealed regularly throughout the entire Festival so guests can look forward to a new experience every time they visit.

During the 2022 Festival, art lovers of all ages can enjoy the following RETURNING experiences:

  • Culinary delights from Food Studios around World Showcase
  • The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – a fun food stroll featuring five delicious sweet and savory treats
  • Chalk artists turning walkways into stunning landscapes and portraits
  • Photo ops where you can step into famous artwork
  • A paint-by-number mural
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters scavenger hunt
  • Performance and visual artists
  • Special festival merchandise

    En Español

Food Studios
will be located throughout the park and will showcase culinary creations so delicious and intricate, guests may not know if the menus are for admiring or eating. Be warned that patience will be required while making your food purchases as the lines tend to be longer than what you might be used to from the other special events held at EPCOT. The primary focus here is on the presentation of your food and it will be served to you looking gorgeous! The cast members take a little more time in preparing and making each dish look just right.

Be sure to snap a pic before you take a bite!

This event will provide fun every day for the whole family, including chalk art, hands-on activities, special merchandise created just for the festival, and much more.

The Festival is included with your regular EPCOT admission.

Guests visiting the Festival can pick up a handy mini Disney Gift Card at any of the merchandise locations. The mini gift cards have a wristband attached making them a convenient way to pay for items all throughout the park without having to dig for your wallet. These special cards can be activated with as little as $15.

Performing Arts


The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is returning for the 2022 festival, where you can see some of your favorite entertainers perform Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Below is the schedule of performances (subject to change).

Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)

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

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

  • January 15
  • January 18 through 19
  • 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
  • February 3 through 4

Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Dan DeLuca (Newsies)

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

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

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

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

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

Special Performance – February 21, 2022

On February 21, give a standing ovation for an extended finale featuring Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons and Michael James Scott!

Other Performing Arts highlights include:

  • Visual Art in Performance: Behold a high-energy, on-stage performance by a guest visual artist painting favorite Disney characters. In just minutes, colorful Disney images magically appear before your eyes.
  • Chalk Art: Discover how chalk can turn an ordinary piece of pavement into a canvas for imaginative masterpieces!

Festival Activities

Figment’s Brush with the Masters

Help Figment learn about art on this delightful scavenger hunt around World Showcase. Maps with stickers can be purchased for $9.99 (plus tax) at Port of Entry, Creations Shop or World Traveler. Then, search for Figment hiding inside famous works of art at each World Showcase pavilion – just look for the Figment-themed picture frame.

Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map. Once your journey is complete, return your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for an artful surprise!

Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

Please your palate when you sample a delectable array of dishes for sale throughout World Showcase.

How It Works

Use your Festival Passport as your guide to look for specially notated menu items and track your progress by collecting a stamp after each purchase.

Bonus! Once you’ve savored all 5 artistic dishes, you’ll be able to claim a tasty specialty treat. 

Chalk Art

Discover how chalk can turn an ordinary piece of pavement into a canvas for imaginative masterpieces!

Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural

Let your creative juices flow – whatever your skill level – when you help bring a bit of added color to the festival.

Kidcot Fun Stops

Kids of all ages can have their own art-filled adventure around the world by stopping by each pavilion throughout the World Showcase. Kids can draw, color, and collect activity cards at every country for a great souvenir from their trip.

Must-See Galleries
The information below is from the 2021 festival – details will be updated for 2022 when they're announced!

  • Art of Disney – American Adventure Pavilion
    Shop at this art gallery featuring Festival merchandise, original artwork and more!
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery – Mexico Pavilion
    Celebrate the artistry and traditions of Día de Muertos with the gallery show, ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos.
  • Stave Church Gallery – Norway Pavilion
    Sail back in time with the Gods of the Vikings gallery show to discover the legendary gods and myths of the Vikings.
  • House of the Whispering Willows – China Pavilion
    Discover the beauty and wonder of the Shanghai Disney Resort.
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery – Japan
    Delve into the origin and evolution of “kawaii,” Japan’s cute culture.
  • Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art – American Adventure Pavilion
    Behold an all-new exhibition celebrating American Indian art.
  • Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition
    Discover 2 incredible modern-day competitions—Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) and Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc (Rally of the Gazelles).
  • Tale as Old as Time: French Storytelling on Stage and Screen – France Pavilion
    Explore 6 distinct gallery cases honoring the costumes, music and artwork that brought French literature to life through cinema, theater, ballet and opera.

  • Special Merchandise

    Festival Merchandise Locations:
    • Art of Disney – American Adventure Pavilion Visit the exquisite art gallery featuring original artwork from our featured Disney artists, along with art prints, Festival Merchandise and more!
    • Creations Shop – Visit this one-stop shopping destination for all of your favorite Festival Merchandise. You won’t want to miss all that Creations Shop has in store!
    • Festival Markets – throughout World Showcase and Future World Explore numerous locations throughout the Festival featuring more than 100 Disney and visiting artists. You never know what you’re going to see as new artwork unfolds around the park! Be sure to check back each weekend for art, amazing finds and the perfect piece of art to take home with you!
    • Featured Disney Art – View a wide variety of Disney-inspired art, each piece with its own twist! From classic to whimsical to edgy, there’s sure to be a style for every guest’s taste! As you peruse the art selection, meet with artists, talk to them about the art process and get your new art personalized! Visiting artists include those from Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Walt Disney Imagineering and Yellow Shoes.
    • Visiting Artists and Studios – Guests can also find many pieces of non-Disney art throughout the Festival. Each visiting art studio or vendor brings a unique perspective to the Festival!

    Special Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Festival merchandise will also be available!

    Special PhotoPass Opportunities

    While perusing the beautiful works of art, keep an eye out for PhotoPass Photographers around the theme park and be sure to ask them about special props and Magic Shots that are available during the Festival. This collage shows some of the examples you might see as you peruse the Festival.

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