STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TAKE THE STAGE TO CELEBRATE THEIR STORIES AT
THE MUSIC CENTER’S 39th ANNUAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL
–Festival Offers More than 5,000 Los Angeles County Students Their First-Ever Opportunity to Be Stars for the Day with Performances and Arts Workshops at
The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall –
WHAT: 111 schools from all over Los Angeles County will take part in The Music Center’s 39th 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 40 student groups throughout the morning in front of The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and will include visual and performing arts workshop – 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, “Connecting Our Stories.”
Students will also enjoy performances by Filipino Cultural Group Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Magician Allen Oshiro, dance lessons and face painting by Los Angeles County High School of the Performing Arts students, stilt walkers, mimes, a disco, a showcase of exotic animals from the Wildlife Learning Center, puppies from Guide Dogs of America and much more.
WHEN: Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
Media check-in table located in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on the corner of 1st Street and Grand Avenue.
WHY: 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 LAUSD 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.