Annual Very Special Arts Festival brings in hundreds

Annual Very Special Arts Festival brings in hundreds

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel and Lauren Rogers Museum of Art hosted their annual Very Special Arts Festival on Friday at the Cameron Center in Laurel. Over 400 children with special needs attended the event.

This is a festival for special needs children to have a chance to participate in arts and crafts. This year's theme was all about being a super hero. The kids were treated with face painting, cape and mask making, and photo shoots dressed up like their favorite super hero.

Mandy Buchanan, Curator of Education at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, said that the festival was a way of showing the children how special they really are.

"I just hope they had a really good time and they realize that the arts is fun and this is a day for everybody and they're all included and they all feel special," Buchanan said.

Space at the Cameron Center was donated by the City of Laurel.