You’re heading for DisneyWorld on a last minute November break. DisneyWorld is all trick-and-treated out after Halloween and you’re wondering if there are any special events coming up. You’re in luck because to coincide with your last minute luxury villa near Disney, it’s also time to catch the Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney.
This annual event is taking place over the weekend of 9th – 11th November for the 37th time. It’s almost an institution! Even though parking and entry to Downtown Disney is complimentary, be sure to grab your special attraction tickets when you book your villa and you’re all set for off.
All about art
This outdoor arts festival runs throughout the weekend with displays by more than 150 award winning artists from limited edition fine artworks to pavement chalk artists, sculpture to jewelry and photography to glass art. There will also be Disney collectibles, live music and opportunities for you to create your own masterpiece.
It’s worth checking out the Disney Artist Village tent where you’ll find Disney character art created by Disney experts. These include work from Disney Imagineering where they work on all things creative throughout the Disney parks. Disney artist Dave Avanzino will create artworks based on signs and fonts that can also be seen around the parks. This live performance is just one of many you might catch.
Join in the fun
Want to get creative too? There’s a chance for up and coming artists to showcase their work and compete for awards but also several activities which you can join in. These include ‘Make it, Take it’ crafts, a do-it-yourself fashion show and the Michael’s Master Mural (named after the sponsor) where you can make your own mosaic-like mural.
There will also be a variety of other entertainments like free face-painting for those who want to indulge, live performances by some of the Cirque du Soleil cast or a chance to play dominoes at Fuego by Sosa Cigars. There’s also a chance to get involved in helping to build an 8 foot tall LEGO Hulk character or hear live music at the House of Blues or the Bongos Cuban Café.
There’s definitely something for all age groups no matter what your interests. You can even show off your newly purchased artwork at your ‘home from home’ luxury Orlando villa until it’s time to head for home.
Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th November
Friday and Saturday: 10.00a.m. – 5.30p.m.
Sunday: 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.