Did you know there is an art gallery in Downtown Disney? Are you wondering why we’re talking about it?
POP Gallery features contemporary and colorful fine art, original paintings, gifts inspired by pop culture and collectibles with a modern twist. Guests over the age of 21 can enjoy champagne while visiting the hippest boutique in Downtown Disney West Side.
If you find yourself at Downtown Disney, I highly recommend that you stop by and visit this wonderful gallery. As noted in the above description, it features contemporary and colorful art by several artists, including one of my favorite artists, Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith in front of some of her paintings.
A display of some of Jasmine's paintings at the Pop Gallery.
Along with all the incredible art, the gallery also carries some fun collectibles and interesting toys. You might come across some unusual ones like these by Tim Burton from his “Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys” series which were inspired by his book “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.”
Brie Boy, Staring Girl and Pin Cushion Queen.
Or adorable ones like these limited edition Momiji dolls and the Tokidoki plush in the bottom of the picture. I’m a sucker for the kawaii.
Limited Edition Momiji dolls and Tokidoki plush.
Since I am always finding new and fun things at the gallery to look at, I tend to stay a while. I suspect you might do the same, which is why I decided to write about POP Gallery here. They have a selection of champagne and sparkling wine, as well as a few other beverages, available for purchase to enjoy while you’re viewing the items in the gallery.
Selection of beverages available for purchase at the POP Gallery.
The selection is somewhat limited, it’s not a bar after all, but they do have a variety of full size bottles for sale, as well as several “single serve” selections, including the aptly named Pommery “POP” champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte minis of Brut and Brut Rose, and a sparkling wine from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, named for his daughter of course, the “Sofia Blanc de Blancs,” that comes in a can with a straw.
That little straw reminds me of the ones they put on the side of juice boxes for the kids. I haven’t tried this yet, but it sure looks cute.
Along with the champagne and sparkling wine, they carry Perrier, some energy drinks, as well as a sparkling Sake from Japan called “Zipang” that Jasmine has told me is quite good and would probably be enjoyed even by those who are not Sake fans. Of course any beverage you purchase at the POP Gallery can be taken with you to enjoy while walking through the rest of Downtown Disney.
The POP Gallery is open year round and the hours are as follows:
Sunday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
If you’d like to find out more about the POP Gallery and what artists they are exhibiting at the moment, you can find their website via the link above and their Facebook page here.
If you’d like to know more about Jasmine’s art, be sure to follow her on Facebook or at @jasminetoad on Twitter. She is constantly painting new and beautiful pieces which she showcases on her Facebook page as she works on them. She has told me a small event is planned at the gallery in June, and she is also scheduled to have a big show there in December, so watch her Facebook page for more details on her events, or the Pop Gallery Facebook page for details on all events at the gallery throughout the year.
A big thank you to Jasmine and her husband, Matt, for use of their pictures taken at the gallery. If you ever run into them there, be sure to say hello. Both very nice people and big Disney fans…and drinking at Disney fans as well.
Jasmine and Matt outside of the POP Gallery.
“Momiji/Tokidoki” and “Unfortunate Toys” courtesy of Leslie D.