American Adventure Pavilion, Epcot®
Join us as we welcome artist Pipka® to the Epcot® Holidays Around the World celebration! Pipka® will be signing pieces from her holiday-inspired collection from 3:00-5:00p.m. on December 21 at the American Adventure Pavilion.
Check out some of her festive Santa figurines!
Joining the Precious Moments Family of Companies in 2011, Pipka® holds a distinguished place in the gift and collectibles industry with her world-famous Santas, Angels, and Madonnas. Pipka’s artwork, inspired by stories and experiences throughout her travels, represents long-standing family traditions and heritages from around the world. Given the name of “Pipka” as a child, Evelyn Ulviden is the artist behind the beauty of Pipka Art and Tradition. She was born in Slovakia, raised in Germany, and her family immigrated to the United States in 1949. Inspired by her heritage, Pipka opened her first workshop in Minneapolis where she taught and painted furniture and murals.
Pipka’s fascination with Santa and Christmas began when she was given Old World Santa figures by her mother. Upon researching the history and culture of Santa throughout the world, Pipka® Santas developed. She launched her first collection in 1995 with limited editions and numbered Old World Santas, as well as other Christmas gifts and collectibles. Their rich detail and ornate costumes have helped evolve them into one of the most collected lines in America. Pipka® continues to travel, design, research, and paint to create more limited edition Old World Santas, Angels, Nativities, and Madonnas to bring all things Christmas to her many admirers around the world.