Works of interactive chalk art have been a staple of the EPCOT Festival of the Arts. See what the “Chalkers” have been up to at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts!
One of my absolute favorite parts of attending the festival multiple times is seeing what the artists, particularly the chalk artists, come up with. This love might stem from my best friend being such a great chalk artist herself. (note: many pictures are from 2020 before the closure of the parks due to COVID-19)
3D Chalk Drawings Make YOU Part of the Art!
Nate Baranowski, street painter and chalk artist from Chicago, is the creator behind these 3-dimensional designs. So far this year he has created interactive pieces with Beast’s rose, Elsa’s horse and this epic scene from the live-action Mulan.
Rapunzel’s tower is probably my favorite from last year. Look how fun the photo ops are!
Balancing over the streets of Agrabah was pretty fun too!
And who wouldn’t love to hold Remy in the palm of their hand?!
The festival isn’t even half over yet and I can’t wait to see what else Nate has up his sleeve!
Vibrant and Playful 2D Chalk Art
Disney characters and serene landscapes are created live in front of your lives by Leigh Alfredson and others. They draw you right into the scene or movie and it’s so incredible. The talent is unreal!
Leigh has been chalking for 26 years and loves chatting to guests while chalking, appeasing her extrovert personality.
She loves the stanchions that prevent her, and her art, from being walked on and that they draw people over to see what masterpiece they are creating. She says her favorite work is Fantasia Mickey!
In year’s past, Leigh allowed others to create a small space in her artwork. Last year I added my own flair, the math symbol pi, to one of the squares!
And then pi became part of the background for Bruni! She wishes this could happen again this year but COVID precautions prevent this. Hopefully next year!
I love that she incorporates classic and new Disney/Pixar characters as well as landscapes. The colors alone make me happy! I’m always excited to stop by and see what they have come up with on my next visit.
Where does her vision come from? Leigh said, “I love to search images and see how other artists created the characters. The Old Masters are also inspiring. I like trying techniques I am unfamiliar with, for example Impressionism.”
Chalk Art at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts
If you’re looking for these chalk artists at the festival they are located behind Spaceship Earth before you get to the World Showcase up the middle walkway. Stop by to chat and tell the artists how much you appreciate their work!
Are you going to make it to the 2021 EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts and see all of the new chalk art? It ends on February 22 and there is still so much food, art, music to be experienced!
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