Festival of Masters Returns to Walt Disney World November 8-10, 2013

Festival of the Masters

Now in it’s 38th year, the Festival of the Masters is returning to Walt Disney World to transform Downtown Disney into a huge art gallery the weekend of November 8-10.

The prestigious open-air fine arts festival features more than 300 artists creating and showcasing their unique works in painting, photography, sculpture, chalk, glass and more. Exhibits feature more than 130 award-winning artists, nearly 20 up-and-coming Emerging Masters, the Disney Artist Village, live performance artists and more.

New this year, “Mixers and Masters” will highlight artistic cocktails throughout Downtown Disney. Select dining locations will feature specialty drinks for sipping and strolling including the Pinkberry Martini from Wolfgang Puck Café, Blue Nile from Rainforest Café and Huckleberry Lemonade at Splitsville. Learn how to make cocktails during “The Art of Mixology,” which will feature 10-minute demonstrations with experts three times a day on the Marketplace Waterside Stage.

Other highlights will include live entertainment from La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, the House of Blues Folk Art Festival, and live entertainment at various venues, including House of Blues, Bongos Cuban Café, Raglan Road, and Splitsville.

Children are invited to creatively chalk sections of the Marketplace for the Children’s Chalk Art display; help build a giant LEGO masterpiece and create an interactive LEGO mural.

The Disney Festival of Masters is free to attend and takes place from 10am-5:30pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Admission and self-parking are complimentary at Downtown Disney; valet parking is available during the event from 12pm-2am via Entrance 4 at Downtown Disney West Side.

For more information about Festival of the Masters, including exhibit times and parking information, please visit DisneyFestivaloftheMasters.com.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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