Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating EPCOT Honors the Park’s 40th Anniversary for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Last year’s Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating 50 Years of Magic paid tribute to Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, but this year, the exhibit celebrates 40 years of EPCOT.

Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating EPCOT

Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating EPCOT

The sign reads, “EPCOT was created as a tribute to human connection and achievement, a celebration of the magic of possibility.

In honor of EPCOT’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition showcases art based on the stirring stories and optimistic spirit found throughout the park.

Just as EPCOT inspired the artists, may these works fill you with the joy of imagination and a hopeful excitement for the future.”

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The exhibit features artwork by celebrated Disney artists, who honor their favorite attractions and characters. When the series launched in 2021, it showcased art inspired by EPCOT pavilions past and present.

You can find Drawing on Inspiration on a construction wall between the Imagination Pavilion and World Showcase.

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EPCOT turned 40 on October 1, 2022, and in true Disney fashion, the celebrations carry on all year long.

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Prints of these pieces are also available for purchase at locations throughout EPCOT. Dylan Bonner’s art can be found at the art tents in France.

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Some of the featured art is directly inspired by the pavilions, while others encompass the spirit of EPCOT.

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Dave Perillo’s Gran Fiesta Tour piece and more can be found in the Odyssey.

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Eric Tan’s “Into the Future” art and more can be found in the Odyssey pavilion.

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Joey Chou’s work can be found in the Wonderground Gallery Tent at the Odyssey.

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Will Gay’s art featuring Test Track, Orange Bird, and more can be found near the Odyssey.

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“EPCOT – The Magic of Possibility” can be purchased at Creations Shop. Other works by Jason Ratner will be available in France.

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Works by Jerrod Maruyama will be at the Odyssey pavilion.

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Of course, art displays are just one feature of the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. Experience the culinary arts at the many Food Studios around the park. Or if the sound of the Great White Way is music to your ears, check out the Disney on Broadway Concert Series!

See the full signing schedule to find out when and where to catch your favorite artists.

Which piece is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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