Fall - Festival of the Masters
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The inspiring Festival of the Masters presented by Sharpie® is a complimentary open-air art festival featuring nearly 150 award-winning artists in the Downtown Disney® area from November 13 to15, 2009. Millions of Guests have enjoyed this prestigious art festival since it was first held at Walt Disney World Resort in 1975. Discover why this world-renowned event has become a highly anticipated favorite for artists, collectors and art lovers alike.

Festival History
34th Festival of the Masters Winning Signature Art: '1928' by Joe Kaminski. This is Joe's 3rd consecutive win.

This year, the Festival is celebrating 34 years at the Downtown Disney area.
Festival of the Masters is a nationally recognized art show that continues to be ranked among the country's best outdoor art festivals each year.
To qualify for the Festival, artists must have earned a primary award in a juried art festival within the last 4 years with digital submissions of their work to be considered for exhibition. This ensures that Festival visitors to are treated to one of the finest displays of art in the nation. Hence, Festival of the Masters has become one of the most sought-after shows among artists.

Festival Highlights
Get a close-up look at the works of honorees from the country's top art festivals as you enjoy diverse artistic experiences, live entertainment*, children's activities and culinary treats, including:

House of Blues Folk Art Festival — Delight in the 11th annual 'Where the Art Meets the Soul' festival, featuring local and national folk artists, great music and captivating children's activities.
Central Florida Chalk Artists Association — Watch as more than 6,000 square feet of sidewalk at the Downtown Disney Marketplace are transformed into a giant canvas for talented chalk artists to showcase their masterpieces. And kids can create their own works of chalk art in a special area just for them!
Family Activities — Treat your family the world of art as they're taught by experts how to draw some of their favorite Disney characters outside DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park. Families can take part in other art-related activities throughout the Downtown Disney area, and kids can boogie at a special DJ Dance Party at the Dock Stage every afternoon.
Meet the performers from Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba™ and enjoy face painting and balloons outside Cirque du Soleil®.
Additional Live Entertainment — Keep your groove going all weekend with live performances throughout the Downtown Disney area.
Pin Trading — Pin fanatics unite! Disney's Pin Traders at the Downtown Disney Marketplace is the largest pin-trading location at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests come from across the country and around the world, bringing their favorite pins to view and trade. Don't miss out.
Shopping — While you are at the festival, jump start your holiday gift shopping at the unique shops located throughout the Downtown Disney area. See what's new! Visit Disney Design-A-Tee where you can design, customize and personalize your own tee shirt and Tren-D - a hip, urban store with exclusive Disney merchandise you can't find anywhere else.

Downtown Disney area admission and parking are complimentary.

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last updated: 9/2/2009