Excellence for Every Child
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A Very Special Arts Festival is a one of a kind event that celebrates Knox County Students with diverse abilities and the various artistic skills they are learning in the classroom.
It's not a competition, but an opportunity for students with disabilities to share their talents, works of art, and accomplishments with the community. Through this event, the Dogwood Arts Festival wants to encourage and stimulate feelings of self-worth within these students.
Wednesday's festival included a wide variety of activities in music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Students also participated in workshops of “make and take” arts and crafts, demonstrations, exhibits of art work, and performances by individuals with disabilities
A Very Special Arts Festival is supported by AKIMA Women’s Club of Knoxville, The Pilot Club, West High School, and West Knoxville Civitan Club.
The event is a united effort between Dogwood Arts, the University of Tennessee Departments of Art and Special Education, and Knox County Schools.