Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs

Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs

Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs. Today is the first day of our month-long event @disneysprings! Stop by The Art of Disney store in Disney Springs from 12 pm to 9 pm daily to meet and greet with our artists! They will be personalizing any Thomas Kinkade Studios art purchase as well!

Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase

Legacy Artist Dirk Wunderlich and artists Allison Ataman, Jenna McMullins, Joseph Yakovetic and Taylor Summerlin will be appearing to meet Guests and sign art pieces. A Thomas Kinkade representative will also be on hand to showcase the special assortment of art available at the event.

Thomas Kinkade captured the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters through the style of “narrative panoramas.” Each painting tells the entire story of a Disney film in one image, taking inspiration from art, sketches and other historic documents from the Disney Archives.

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Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs

Event Details:

The Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase will take place all day at The Art of Disney in Disney Springs—with the artists appearing from noon to 9:00 PM—on the following dates:

  • July 13 to August 10, 2023
  • September 7 to 10, 2023

This event will also take place all day at Box Office Gifts in Magic Kingdom park—with the artists appearing from noon to 9:00 PM—on the following dates:

  • August 31 to September 4, 2023

About the Artists

Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs

Legacy Artist Dirk Wunderlich
Dirk’s interest in drawing Disney characters came at an early age. In the early ‘80s, Dirk began to design advertising layouts and catalogs for Disney’s non-theatrical film rental division. That opportunity would lead to work on the launch of The Disney Channel. Years later, Dirk met Thomas Kinkade, who saw real talent and took him under his wing. After several years perfecting his techniques and styles—Dirk became a Thomas Kinkade Studios Legacy Artist.

Artist Allison Ataman
Allison Ataman grew up on the east coast of Florida––not far from Walt Disney World Resort. As a child, Allison spent her days scribbling with crayons until these images came to life. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Sales/Marketing, and then later pursued her MBA in Information Technology Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Allison’s family and friends play a significant role in her life, and she couldn’t have gotten to this point without their support. Allison always aspired to fulfill her dream of being an artist and is proud to be a member of the Thomas Kinkade family. She is excited to see her lifelong dream brought to fruition and to see how her relationship with art can grow in the future.

Artist Jenna McMullins
Jenna McMullins began her art career in 2017 after graduating with a degree in Design and Illustration. She has designed work for small businesses across the US, and just recently began making officially licensed prints for Lucasfilm Ltd. Her passion for Star Wars and Disney has driven her growth as an artist and continues to inspire her work. Jenna was introduced to Thomas Kinkade’s work in college, and that became her new inspiration, and her dream company to create for. One of her favorite uses of her artistic abilities is to raise money for charities through the sales of her prints.

Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs

Artist Joseph Yakovetic
Joe has a long history of rich experience as a contributor to the creative content of The Walt Disney Company—from costume and set design to caricaturing and pumpkin carving. In 2006, Joe began a new career as a featured artist for the Disney Galleries. Due to placing shadows and hidden images in his paintings of Disney films and attractions, he was dubbed “The Painter of Shadows” by Guests. These pieces are highly prized Disney collectibles throughout the world. Joe represents The Walt Disney Company as a sketch artist, performing live sketches of Disney characters for groups all over the world.

Artist Taylor Summerlin 
Taylor Summerlin is an Orange County native, who lives and breathes art, writing, animation and storytelling. After graduating from Cal State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art/Animation, she went back to Fullerton College to obtain the Illustration Certificate and became the first recipient of the Storyboarding Certificate. She was hired at Titmouse, Inc. to be one of the Assistant Animatic Editors on AMC Plus’ first animated series, PANTHEON. Now as one of the sketch artists for Art Brand and Thomas Kinkade Studios, Taylor continues to expand her horizons and is excited to see what the future holds.

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Event dates, appearances and information are subject to change without notice and not guaranteed. Merchandise is available while supplies last.

Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase Going on Now in Disney Springs

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