Artist Watch Program Ending


Guests walking down Main Street, USA at Disneyland today might have noticed a change in the windows of the Fortuosity shop. They were clean. The signs detailing the artist watches no longer are painted on the windows of Fortuosity.

The Artist Watch program will be ending its run. One cast member indicated that the program will be over this week.

It is unknown what, if anything, will replace this program.

The program allowed guests to have pictures of their favorite Disney characters painted (or drawn) and then printed on to the face of a watch. Guests would then receive both the original piece of art along with the watch that they purchased. These could be customized and were available in full color or monochrome paintings.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, five watch artists were featured in Fortuosity: Charles Landholm, Eric Scales, David Scott Smith, June Valentine-Ruppe and Todd Wiesenhutter.

It is unknown what will become of the artists.

2 thoughts on “Artist Watch Program Ending”

  1. Michael Lockridge

    This is very sad news. We have been frequent visitors to Disneyland over the years. Eric Scales has become enough of a family friend for us to stop by and chat when we are there. He has been inspirational to my granddaughter Madelyn, who aspires to be an artist when she grows up. How many other children have been similarly inspired by the artists in the window? I hope whatever comes next will be equal in value, and not just product placement.

  2. I’m so sad about this as well. I have many of the watches. I loved buying them and seeing the artists in the window. Something about how it felt like Disney. So what are they going to put in there? More t-shirts? Wish they wouldn’t take the artists out of Disneyland! I remember the glass blowers, now there is just a crystal shop. I think part of the magic is artists like these. Please don’t stop all the magic.

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