A Very Special Arts Festival celebrates the arts with very special guests

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A Very Special Arts Festival celebrates the arts with very special guests

A Very Special Arts Festival, a unique Dogwood Arts event, celebrates the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged disabled students, by providing an opportunity to showcase their talents in an inviting, non-competitive environment.

Art touches us all, and A Very Special Arts Festival encourages feelings of creativity and self-worth for all students, regardless of ability, as the students express their creative talents through music, dance, drama, and visual arts.  The festival will feature a wide variety of activities including “make and take” arts and crafts, demonstrations, exhibits of art work, and performances by individuals with disabilities.  Students will enjoy spending time with local mascot/character favorites, an exhibit from the Knoxville Zoo mobile, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a DJ, and much more.

The event is made possible thanks to the efforts of the University of Tennessee’s departments of Art and Special Education and Knox County Schools with support from the AKIMA Women’s Club of Knoxville, Pilot Club of Knoxville, West High School and West Knoxville Civitan Club.

Where: West High School
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty. For more information on Dogwood Arts, visit www.dogwoodarts.com or call (865) 637-4561.

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