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Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2021

  • Hilary Davidson
  • 07 January

Join Art of Entertainment as we head into the annual Festival of the Arts! Artists Dirk Wunderlich and Eric Dowdle will be making appearances at Disney’s Epcot. Dirk will be signing and creating original sketches with Disney Dreams Collection art purchases and will share stories about the inspiration behind each work of art. Eric will arrive in February artists signings and an opportunity to meet him. Hope to see you there!

Festival of the Arts Dates

January 8, 2020 – February 22, 2021

Epcot 1486 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

If you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in January and February, add this special artist appearance into your itinerary. For more information, contact Thomas Kinkade Studios at 1-888-368-1336.

Dirk Wunderlich Artist Signing Schedule

Jan. 8 – Feb. 11 | 11:30am – 2:30pm / 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Feb. 12 – Feb. 16 | 11:30am – 1:00pm
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22 | 11:30am – 2:30pm / 4:30pm – 7:00pm

This year, we are pleased to announce that Dirk Wunderlich has a Virtual Queue! When you make your Thomas Kinkade Studios purchase, you will be given the option to check in to the Virtual Queue and enjoy the rest of the Festival. When it’s your turn, you’ll receive a notification to return to our booth for your personal signing session with Dirk.

Eric Dowdle Artist Signing Schedule

Feb. 12 - Feb. 16 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm





Enter for a chance to win one (1) Thomas Kinkade Studios 12” x 18” or 12”x16” Framed SN Limited Edition Canvas of your choice from the Disney Dreams Collection. Entry is simple! Post a photograph of or with you posing with Thomas Kinkade Studios art at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts on your Instagram account, follow our Instagram accounts @thomaskinkade and @aoeshowcase use the hashtag #KinkadeFOTA21. This sweepstake runs from 9:00 a.m. PST on Friday, January 8, 2021 to 3:00 p.m. PST on Monday, February 22, 2021. A random winner will be selected and announced on the Official Thomas Kinkade Studios Instagram page and on this webpage after they have contacted us to claim their prize. See below for complete sweepstakes details.


One (1) Thomas Kinkade Studios 12” x 18” Framed SN Limited Edition Canvas of your choice from the Disney Dreams Collection.  


This contest is open to all Epcot guests. Entrants must use a valid Instagram account for entry. An individual may enter by posting an original picture posing with Thomas Kinkade Studios art at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts on their Instagram account, using the hashtag #KinkadeFOTA21, and follow the @thomaskinkade and @aoeshowcase Instagram account. Your Instagram account must NOT be set to private in order for our contest engine to be able to detect your entry. Instagram posts must be original posts with the hashtag in the original caption – image re-posts and hashtags in additional comments on a post do NOT qualify. Only one entry per person qualifies. 

Employees of the Thomas Kinkade Studios, Art Brand Studios, and Disney Consumer Products and each of their respective affiliated companies or agents and the immediate family (spouse, children, step-children, parents, step-parents, siblings and in-laws) members of, and any person domiciled with such employees, are not eligible. 

Void where prohibited by law. 

Winner Selection: 

This sweepstakes runs from 9:00 a.m. PST on Friday, January 8, 2021 to 3:00 p.m. PST on Monday, February 22, 2021. All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered using the Woobox Facebook Photo Contest Tool. At 3:00 p.m. PST on Monday, February 22, 2021 the Thomas Kinkade Studios Social Media Team will use the Woobox Instagram Photo Contest Tool to randomly choose a winner from eligible entries. 

Prize Claim: 

Entrants need not be present to win. An announcement that the entrant was selected will be sent by Direct Message on Instagram to the winner. The winner must claim their prize through Direct Message within two (2) hours of the announcement. If they fail to do so, a new winner will be chosen every two (2) hours until a winner successfully claims their prize. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his or her Instagram account for notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. The winner will also be announced after they have contacted us to claim their prize on the Official Thomas Kinkade Studios Instagram and on this webpage. The winner will receive the allotted prize within 14 days of notification at the address specified by the winner at the time of prize notification. 

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE and LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. 

Prize Sponsors: 

Art of Entertainment and Thomas Kinkade Studios are the sponsors of this sweepstakes. This promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Disney Consumer Products, and entrants and participants agree to a complete release of Disney Consumer Products from any liability. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, and entrants and participants agree to a complete release of Instagram from any liability. All responsibility and sponsorship of this sweepstakes lies with The Thomas Kinkade Studios. Any questions about this sweepstakes should be directed to


Congrats to Taylor C from Texas! He won the selfie contest. He chose Mickey and Minnie in Central Park as his prize. Check out his photo:

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