2023 is just around the river bend, which means the time has come to grab your Epcot park tickets for the annual International Festival of the Arts! Beginning January 13th, through February 20th, guests will not only be able to shop for artwork at many different artist booths but they will also get to sample savory & sweet creative treats around the park! Check out some of the new artists & returning favorites coming to this year’s festival:
“The work of Ryan Riller, an animator and illustrator, is featured in Disney Junior’s “Whisker Haven Tales.” Joe Ledbetter is known for his distinctive style in painting and vinyl toy design. He has created a spectacular cast of creatures used to anthropomorphize the human condition. ” – Disney Parks Blog
“Visual art will come to life with prints, canvases,and books by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the faces behind CreativeSoul Photography. The husband-and-wife team aims to empower children of color by highlighting their beauty and uniqueness. Going beyond snapshots, they create thought-provoking art showcasing kids across the African Diaspora.” – Disney Parks Blog
“Larissa Marantz is an illustrator, cartoonist, and educator who strives to create visually alluring images and enjoys teaching students of various ages how to do the same. Yesenia Moises is an Afro-Latina children’s book illustrator and toy designer who proudly portrays people of diverse backgrounds playing leading roles in fantasy adventures.” – Disney Parks Blog
In total, over 100 Disney & visiting artists will participate in the festival including guest favorites such as Dylan Bonner, Fenway Fan, Jerrod Maruyama, and Ashley Taylor. Guests will also rejoice over the return of the House of Blues and Promenade Fine Arts (known formerly as the Wyland Galleries).