Monday, November 05, 2007

Festival of the Masters Art Show at Downtown Disney

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The weekend of November 9-11 will be the last weekend for Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival. Walt Disney World will also play host to the PGA Tour and at Downtown Disney, more than 150 artisans will gather for the 32nd Annual Festival of the Masters Art Show.

This spectacular event has grown every year until it has become one of the area's most important cultural and artistic gatherings. Held at Downtown Disney's Westside, the annual Festival of the Masters gives voice to over 175 of the most prominent artists of the day, and it showcases a variety of artistic media from sculpture and jewelry to painting, photography, glass and digital art. The artworks will be judged and an awards ceremony will be held at the Virgin Megastore on Saturday at 3 p.m.

One of the highlights of this year's Festival will be the street painting. More than 6,000 feet of sidewalk will be artistically decorated by the Central Florida Chalk Artists Association. This is annually one of the favorite displays, but a great tip is to try and see it during the day. Downtown Disney is not terribly well-lit at night, so the beauty of the sidewalk art can be best enjoyed in the bright light of day.

Another Festival favorite is the live performances that take place throughout the weekend. This year the House of Blues is playing host to a its own folk art festival, "Where the Art Meets the Soul." Live Performance Art Shows can also be seen outside the Virgin Megastore at 10 a.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. And there will be live entertainment at locations throughout the Festival including Virgin Records, Bongo Cuban Cafe and Fulton's Crab House.

Park admission is not required to attend the Festival of the Masters Art Show, so it's a great alternative to do on a day you are not going to the parks or a day when you are visiting the parks later in the evening. Of course, whenever you do visit the parks, you must get your tickets right here at, where the best discounts are always on display.


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