Celebrate the arts during Epcot’s Festival of the Arts taking place now through February 20th! Enjoy this cultural celebration with succulent dishes, masters of the arts, and family entertainment. This is great fun for kids of all ages! PhotoPass photographers can be found in select areas throughout the park. Enjoy a palette of photo opportunites in which you can literally step into the canvas and become part of the masterpiece. This was my favorite!
Get as creative as you want as long as you are being respectful. If you dare pose inappropriately PhotoPass will kindly refrain from taking your picture. Unfortunately I witnessed a guest pose as if she was picking the nose of the woman in the hat in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s famous, idyllic luncheon. The PhotoPass Photographer requested the guest to change her pose and when the guest refused PhotoPass put the camera down and the magic of Disney PhotoPass came to an end for that guest. Common courtesy to the artist and the art goes a long way.
As you make your way through the World Showcase you may see artists painting, sketching, or making sidewalk chalk art. An array of art sellers are also on display. It is truly an awe inspiring experience.
Of course you will see lots of walking art, in the form of Minnie ears! My daughter and I expressively showed off our new ears…Snuggly Duffy and Pastel Bambi print ears from two enchanting ear boutiques on ETSY.
The Duffy inspired ears are from Emily’s Enchanting Art and made with the softest bear fur fabric and stuffed with a polyester filling to give them shape and volume. The ears are firm and adorned with a sailor striped bow and a hidden Mickey. Cute ears without the headache…making them great to wear around the parks. If you have thin hair you may want to bobby pin the ears in to avoid slipping and to secure them on faster moving attractions. I absolutley love how cute and patriotic these ears are. Just like Mickey’s special teddy bear Duffy, these ears are sure to be a favorite!
My daughter, Allison is seen wearing Bambi inspired ears from 3rd Star on the Right. Shanna Johnston, ear designer for 3rd Star on the Right uses a unique sewing method when attaching all pieces of the ears together. This leaves a cleaner, more polished look to the Minnie ears. The bambi ears are made with a pastel colored fabric that highlight’s fan favorite’s: Bambi and Thumper and finished off with a centered turquoise bow. You can also find Disney inspired journals in Shanna’s Etsy shop online.
Of course the walking art doesn’t stop there…everyone knows Disney Tee’s are a great way to express yourself….and so we did. Sporting Race Junkie’s Castle “Home” hoodies on a frigid Florida winter day. The material is soft to the touch and does not cling. The fit is similiar to that of a tunic. It is great to Disney Bound in and even better paired with a pair of joggers or a tutu for the perfect run attire.
There is still time to experience the Festival of the Arts at Epcot. This event ends on February 20th. Family fun, culture, and inspiration for everyone!