The public is invited to a four-day celebration marking the official grand opening of Magical Memories Featuring Disney Fine Art at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace August 10 -13. More than a traditional gallery, Magical Memories is an interactive experience of images and sounds.
For its multi-day grand opening, the flagship visual art venue presents a public celebration featuring a salute to the 25th anniversary of the original animated film Beauty and the Beast. Fans of all ages are invited to meet original voice cast members including Paige O’Hara (voice of Belle), Robby Benson (voice of the Beast), Richard White (voice of Gaston), director Gary Trousdale, background artist James Coleman, and Mark Henn, animator of Belle, who will be appearing throughout the weekend at multiple events.
The celebration begins Thursday, Aug. 10 with a free animation class from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., followed by a Grand Opening party with the cast and crew from Beauty and the Beast from 6 – 8 p.m., benefiting Make A Wish and including a wish reveal.
On Friday, August 10, learn to draw with Disney Fine Artists from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. In the evening, from 6 – 8 p.m., another opening party with the Beauty and the Beast cast and crew benefiting Candlelighters will be held.
Additional grand opening events include; artist meet and greets, opportunities to see artists Dave Bossert, James Coleman,Tennessee Loveless, James C. Mulligan, Tim Rogerson, John Ramirez, Michelle St. Laurent and Paige O’Hara at work creating art in the gallery, a Q & A with the creative team of Beauty and the Beast, book and art signings, raffles to win a piece of Disney Fine Art, ribbon and cake cutting ceremony and plenty of photo opportunities.
Bringing the beloved stories and characters to life for families and fans of all ages through innovative art products and experiences, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art is the premier dealer of a diverse portfolio of limited edition giclees, serigraphs, mixed media prints and original paintings inspired by the rich artistic heritage of Disney.
This leading gallery also features a wide selection of new and vintage animation-related collectibles and publications spanning the portfolio of all Disney and other animation studios.
Located on the Terrace Level of The Forum Shops near the top of the iconic spiral escalator and near the top of the Neptune escalator, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art, is now open.
SCHEDULE OF FREE PUBLIC EVENTS:
Thursday, August 10
- 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm: Animation Class
- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Grand Opening Party Benefiting Make A Wish featuring a special Wish Reveal and the cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast.
Friday, August 11
- 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Learn to Draw with Disney Fine Artists
- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Grand Opening Party Benefiting Candlelighters with the cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast.
Saturday, August 12
- 11:00 am Grand Opening Celebration – Ribbon and Cake Cutting Ceremony, Photo Opportunities
- 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Cast and Crew – Q and A Panel
- All Day Artist Meet and Greets and Book Signings
Sunday, August 13
- 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Cast and Crew – Q and A Panel
For more information and complete schedule of opening events, visit www.magicalmemoriesforumshops.com