It is the 34th rendition of the Festival of the Masters presented by Sharpie®. The Festival of the Masters is a complimentary open-air art festival featuring nearly 150 award-winning artists.
Since its start at Disney World in 1975, millions of guests have enjoyed this world-renowned event. This art festival with the Disney touches has become an anticipated event for both the art lovers, as well as, the artists themselves.
The Festival of the Masters ranks amongst the nation's top outdoor art festivals.
The Festival truly seeks out the Masters when it comes to artistic talent. To be included in the festival an artist must have earned a primary award at a juried art festival within the last 4 years. So all of the artists that you will see are truly award winning artists. It has also become a very desirable festival for the artists to be able to display their talents.
Besides being able to see some of the country's best artistic talent there are a host of activities going on in the Downtown Disney Area during the festival.
House of Blues Folk Art Festival — Delight in the 11th annual "Where the Art Meets the Soul" festival, featuring local and national folk artists, great music and captivating children's activities.
Central Florida Chalk Artists Association — Watch as more than 6,000 square feet of sidewalk at the Downtown Disney Marketplace are transformed into a giant canvas for talented chalk artists to showcase their masterpieces. And kids can create their own works of chalk art in a special area just for them!
Family Activities — Treat your family the world of art as they're taught by experts how to draw some of their favorite Disney characters outside DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park. Families can take part in other art-related activities throughout the Downtown Disney area, and kids can boogie at a special DJ Dance Party at the Dock Stage every afternoon.
Meet the performers from Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba™ and enjoy face painting and balloons outside Cirque du Soleil®.
Additional Live Entertainment — Keep your groove going all weekend with live performances throughout the Downtown Disney area.