Downtown Disney has some of the most exciting and entertaining shops, restaurants, and galleries in the city. A day is not enough to enjoy all there is to see in the lively promenade. If you love art or you simply want an alternative entertainment after shopping and dining then you will definitely enjoy some of the best artists that the city has to offer at the Wonderground Gallery.
The Wonderground Gallery
Wonderground gallery features enthralling, original art from upcoming, local artists. A feast for the eyes, the gallery showcases commissioned pieces and limited edition artwork from some of the best artists in the city.
Wonderground Gallery derives inspiration from the magnificent stories and art that has made Disney alive for years. There are also merchandise like vinylmation figures, art figures, and deluxe prints for you to buy and take home as souvenir. Each month, Wonderground Gallery features new and different local artists. Aside from the artist- in-residence, whose artworks are featured for one whole month, there are also events such as artist signings and showcases which features other local artists.
Featured Artists this March at the Wonderground Gallery, Downtown Disney
Ben Burch is the artist-in-residence for the month of March. Born in Germany from American parents, he is currently living his life as an artist in San Francisco. Burch grew up knowing exactly what he wanted to be- an artist in animation productions. He is inspired by the works of Monet, Picasso, and Charlie Harper. See his unique and story-driven artworks at Wonderground Gallery this whole month of March.
A San Diego-based artist and designer, Clee Sobieski was born in Hawaii but grew up in Southern California. He has shown most of his artworks in galleries, coffee shops and studios. Most of his art celebrate the vibrancy of life. He incorporates mid-century influences in his latest works. The most common subjects of his art are hula girls, tikis, cats, pin-up girls, and cocktails. He will be featured in Wonderground Gallery’s Artist Showcase in selected dates this March.
A freelance artist residing in Sacramento, Jerrod Maruyama has a life-long love for drawing Pixar and Disney characters. He specializes in developing and portraying character concepts and designs while adding his own playful touch to them. Also featured in Wonderground Gallery’s Artist Showcase, see Jerrod Maruyama’s unique, Kawaii- inspired art this March.
Jasmine Becket Griffith
A full time artist, Jasmine Becket Griffith has appeared in numerous exhibitions, festivals and conventions. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas or wood. Her art, which is mainly inspired by fantasy, features her unique interpretation of Disney princesses and villains. See her whimsical and magical artwork in the Artist Showcase at Wonderground Gallery.
Whitney Pollett is a concept artist and illustrator for comics and animation. Growing up in Santa Rosa, California inspired her to do art because of the lush and scenic surroundings. She received her BFA in Digital Media and Visual Development at Otis College of Art and Design. She is inspired by other artists like Gustav Klimt, Da Vinci, Naoko Takeuchi and Al Hirschfeld, Her impressive work experience includes projects with Pixar, Mattel, Hasbro and Jakks Pacific. She is currently the director of Girls Toys at Nickelodeon.
Visit Wonderground Gallery at Downtown Disney this March and be inspired by these exciting, young artists!