The 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts has several art-based activities and performances to entertain guests. In addition to the paint-by-numbers Expression Section, Chalk Full of Characters, Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt, and the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, guests can experience chalk art and live painting demonstrations.
Chalk art by professional artists will be visible behind stanchions on the main bridge to World Showcase. Note that the chalk art will change frequently as it fades and washes away and artists draw new pieces. The first day of the festival was a little rainy, so there was only one work of art.
This cubist-style piece depicts Mickey’s loyal dog Pluto in shades of yellow, blue, orange, and green. Pluto was first introduced as an unnamed dog in the 1930 short film “The Chain Gang.”
The signatures below this Pluto piece indicate it is by artists Sydney, Kate, and Leigh. Depending on when you stop by the festival, you may see the artists working on their pieces.
On a sunnier day, we watched two artists work on the bridge. You’ll see them with cases of different colored chalk. They also frequently have reference pictures.
Artists create original pieces, Disney-inspired pieces, and re-creations of famous works.
One piece was inspired by artist John Singer Sargent’s work. Another featured a seal, with the Nat Geo logo at the bottom. Both of these are by artist RHawk.
This piece of a boy playing a lute is inspired by Frans Hols artwork. A drawing of a cat and mouse sleeping is inspired by Franz Marc.
We also saw a Funko Pop Minnie Mouse holding her own paintbrush. These piece is attributed to Leigh.
Kids’ Chalk Art
Kids can draw their own chalk art on the sidewalk in this area. A sign featuring Figment points to the space and chalk is provided by Cast Members. Kids (and adults) can draw on the ground or on a black chalkboard. The experience was still open during the cloudy weather.
This space used to be the home base of Kim Possible: World Showcase Adventure. The game was replaced with Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, which was in turn replaced with DuckTales World Showcase Adventure. The game can be played through the Disney Parks Play app and guests no longer need to visit a kiosk to sign up.
Visual Art in Performance
Throughout the day, guests can enjoy live music and art performances in World Showcase Plaza. The plaza is near the lagoon at the end of the World Showcase bridge, between Gateway Gifts and Port of Entry. A stage features giant swooshes of paint coming out of tubes.
Exact performance times are posted on a sign in front of the stage. This was the schedule on opening day of the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, but check the My Disney Experience app for exact showtimes on the day you visit:
Don Black – Musician
- 11:00 a.m.
- 11:55 a.m.
- 1:50 p.m.
- 2:45 p.m.
Nicholas Marks – Musician
- 11:25 a.m.
- 1:25 p.m.
- 2:15 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
Performance Artist – Trevor Carlton
- 1:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m.
We watched a Visual Art in Performance by Trevor Carlton. This is a live painting demonstration. Carlton will continue to appear on the following dates.
- January 12 to January 15
- January 18 to January 21
- January 25 to January 28
Stephen Fishwick will do live art demonstrations on these dates:
- February 1 to February 4
- February 8 to February 11
- February 15 to February 19
Carlton painted a large Figment piece on opening day of the festival. Figment has become a mascot of EPCOT and of the Festival of the Arts specifically. For the festival, the Odyssey Pavilion has been transformed into Figment’s Inspiration Station, where guests can purchase an Imagination Pavilion Figment popcorn bucket and a Figment-inspired blueberry-filled pastry tart.
The 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts merchandise collection also features Figment on shirts, pins, Lug bags, and more. Guests can participate in Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt to find works of art featuring the purple dragon and win a prize at the end.
Carlton’s Figment painting was a close-up look at the star of Journey Into Imagination. Figment is smiling against a blue and green ombre background. Carlton finished the painting off with some white splatters.
Read our reviews of all the new food items at the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts and learn more with our look at the festival passport.