Students With Disabilities Take The Stage At The Music Center's 40TH ANNUAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

Students With Disabilities Take The Stage At The Music Center's 40TH ANNUAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL90 schools from all over Los Angeles County will take part in The Music Center's 40th Annual Very Special Arts Festival. This free festival gives students of all abilities the opportunity to celebrate their artistic achievements, explore the arts and connect with one another along with their mainstream peers. The festival will feature on-stage performances by 28 student groups throughout the morning in front of The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall and will include visual and performing arts workshops - including workshops led by students from local high schools and a display of hundreds of pieces of student artwork based on the festival's theme, "Celebrate."

Students will also enjoy performances by Ballet Folclorico Do Brasil; magician Allen Oshiro; dance lessons and face painting by Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts students; mask, hat and puppet making; a disco; and much more.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Music Center advocates the benefits of arts education and believes the arts are crucial to the development of every child. Its long-standing Very Special Arts Festival, developed in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education, reaches out across Los Angeles County to give students of all abilities an opportunity to develop and showcase their creative talents. Teachers receive curriculum materials in advance to help them develop and share the most appropriate performances for their students.

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