Art can heal. Art can inspire. Photo ops and other elements of the EPCOT Festival of the Arts arrived today, and there is one exhibit in particular that has me awestruck. The “Drawing on Inspiration” wall features artistic interpretations of classic EPCOT attractions. The art is beautiful to say the least.
At the start of the wall is the following message, which I find incredibly meaningful today.
Each and everyone of us experiences the world from our own unique perspectives, and through art we can share them. With colors and lines, texture and shape, we can bring to life the world as we see it. This gallery is a celebration of that, of individual artistic vision. Showcased here are the illustrations of two Disney Imagineers who were each asked to depict classic EPCOT attractions that ignited their creativity. May these pieces inspire you to share how you see the world in your own unique way.
Beautiful right? The attractions featured on this wall include Journey Into Imagination, The Living Seas, Universe of Energy, Horizons, Spaceship Earth, World of Motion, and The Land. If Disney does not sell prints of each of these they are leaving a truckload of money on the table.
Simply gorgeous. Which one of these is your favorite?
Besides the Drawing on Inspiration wall, there are many other elements of the Festival at EPCOT today. The Festival of the Arts officially starts tomorrow, but chalk artists were on hand to don the walkways of EPCOT with beautiful chalk art. More fun photo opportunities were added as well. And the beloved paint by numbers mural returns, with social distancing practices in place.
Finally, back at the front of the park, a new construction wall has shifted things around, near the glorious new fountain. There’s speculation that the EPCOT monorail could return to service this weekend – maybe? Hopefully? Please?
We’re so excited for the Festival of the Arts. What’s your favorite part about this unique festival?