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.