What is one of the best parts of any Disney vacation? The shopping of course! Those planning a visit between now and the end of the year will find exciting merchandise events just waiting to be explored. Taking place over the next several months, several parks, and Disney Springs will bring you and your favorite Disney artists together for a chance to meet the minds behind your favorite Disney souvenirs and artwork. Many artists will be on hand for photos and autographs. Read on to see if your favorite Disney artist will be making an appearance.
Larry Dotson is known for his incredibly vivid artwork inspired by locations within Disney parks. He will be on hand on select dates at Epcot’s Norway Pavillion beginning on October 8 and going through until the end of the year. If you’d like the chance to meet his you can do so on October 8 to October 12, 2018, October 21 to October 24, 2018, November 5 to November 9, 2018, November 17 to November 20, 2018, November 26 to November 29, 2018, December 4 to December 7, 2018, December 17 to December 21, 2018 December 27 to December 30, 2018 12 PM-7 PM.
Kevin-John is the creator of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival centerpiece artwork! He has made appearances throughout the event. If you’d like to meet him yourself there are still opportunities to do so! October 6,7,8 and November 10, 11 and 12, 2018 12pm-1pm at Festival Center & 4pm- 8pm at Art of Disney.
Noah Fine Art
Beloved by Disney collectors for his unique spin on classic characters, Noah of Noah Fine Art, will meet fans and sign autographs at Epcot and Disney Springs. He will be appearing at Art of Disney-Epcot October 11-14, 3018 from 10 am- 1 pm & 5 pm- 9 pm. You’ll find him at Art of Disney- Disney Springs November 1-4, 2018 from 12 pm-3 & 6-10 pm.
Don “Ducky” Williams
The Widely acclaimed Disney artist Don “Ducky” Williams will be meeting guests at Disney Springs to sign autographs and to talk about his inspirations. Williams worked for The Walt Disney company for 37 years and is possibly best known for the Lady and the Tramp mural at Tony’s Town Square Resturant in the Magic Kingdom. If you’d like to shake hands with this Disney legend you can do so on October 12 to October 13 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and October 14 Noon to 3:00 PM at Art of Disney-Disney Springs.
Jim Shore is an internationally beloved artist who creates brightly colored figurines. He is well known for his extensive Disney character collection. Not only is this an opportunity to meet a Disney Traditions artist but you’ll also have an elusive opportunity to repurchase his latest creation: a gorgeous brightly colored figurine celebrating the 55th anniversary of “The Enchanted Tiki Room”. You’ll be able to meet Jim Shore and repurchase this iconic tribute piece on November 24, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Heritage Manor Gifts (American Adventure Pavilion) – Epcot. November 25, 2018, 10:00 AM to Noon Art of Disney – Disney Springs. November 26 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Main Street Cinema – Magic Kingdom park.
Dave Avanzino is well known for his mixed media artwork combining classic Disney characters with words or phrases with paper, wood or string. His 3d artwork continually fascinated Disney art lovers everywhere. If you’d like the chance to meet him you can do so from November 30 to December 2, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Art of Disney- Disney Springs.