One of my favorite aspects of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is the chalk art that is created in front of guests. Two of the talented artists create Disney chalk art, with a total of 15 chalk artists creating various works of amazing art.
Here is a look at chalk art from yesterday at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts!
The chalk art can be found along the bridge to World Showcase Plaza.
I am showing the Disney themed chalk art first. Leigh has been creating Disney chalk art at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts since the event started in 2017. It is hard to believe the festival is now in its 7th year!
Minnie Mouse is the first piece of chalk art. It’s very colorful!
Hank stares at Dory in this piece.
Pearl from “Finding Nemo” is next. Leigh includes EPCOT guest art in some of her work (the squares next to Pearl). Next to the artwork it says “Leigh & EPCOT guests”.
Leigh was putting chalk on this piece of paper that has an Alice in Wonderland drawing. There were holes in the paper so it created a stencil. Leigh said while lifting up the paper, “I am not a Disney animator, I am a chalk artist”. Then she worked her magic with the outline of Alice.
She lifted up the paper.
Leigh said it saves her a lot of time to have the outline.
We had to leave EPCOT for a few hours, but when we returned there was a gorgeous, colorful piece of chalk art! And around it, guests had contributed.
Nearby, the Caterpillar sat on some mushrooms.
For the first day of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Leigh had created this art with Mickey, Goofy and Donald. It didn’t last long due to rain.
Next, 3D artist Nate Baranowski had created a “Raya and the Last Dragon” piece. It takes him a whole weekend each week to create his artwork, which has an incredible amount of depth.
Here is a look at the artwork, which includes Raya, Sisu and Tuk Tuk.
We didn’t catch him working over the weekend (when we visited on the Festival opening day, it was raining). I was very happy the artwork looked so great still on Tuesday.
Guests can stand in the art.
There are other pieces of chalk art being created as well. R. Hawk created this one, “After Monet”.
S. Deutsch – “After Van Gogh”.
This stunning piece is based on a self-portrait of Frida Kahlo. “After Kahlo”.
Brin created this piece. “After Hokusai”.
What I really love about the chalk art is that more is created every day, while other pieces fade and eventually will be washed away (sometimes by rain). You never know exactly what you’ll find.
EPCOT International Festival of the Arts runs through February 20th, 2023! There is a lot to see and do during the Festival, it is one of my favorite times of the year at EPCOT.