The countdown has begun until the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival arrives. At first glance, you might think the image above was a photograph. It’s not – it’s a painting created by the talented artist Noah, and it will serve as the main “Signature” artwork for merchandise at this year’s festival. You may recall Noah’s artwork from the recent “Storytellers” collection at Disney California Adventure park (which I enjoy even more now after recently visiting Buena Vista Street). Lindsay said she will be using this artwork on items such as a coffee mug, cutting board, trivet, spoon rest, coasters and more. In addition to Noah’s “Signature” artwork, there will be a new program called “Sketch” that uses colors found on the oven mitt and pot holder shown above. That program will have an apron, drinkware, towels and dishes. This year there will also be a limited edition Vinylmation figure featuring Tony from Disney’s animated classic “Lady and the Tramp.” This 3-inch figure has an edition size of 2,500 and was designed by artist Billy Davis. A selection of limited edition pins will return this year to the festival. The adorable Chip and Dale pin will serve as the main logo pin found at locations throughout Epcot. There will also be a Minnie Mouse pin for Disney Vacation Club members, while Annual Passholders will find the Figment pin shown above. There will also be a limited edition pin with Mickey Mouse in the cranberry bog.