The 36th Annual VSA Festival will be held at the Westfield MainPlace Mall on April 21, from 11 am to 4 pm. VSA California of Orange County provides arts, education, and cultural opportunities by, with, and for people with disabilities, making the arts accessible to people of all abilities. Click here to download the event flier.
The annual VSA Festival is held each spring to culminate year-round, school and community based arts program efforts, including hands-on workshops, demonstrations, performances, and a visual art exhibit, serving all ages and all disabilities. Opening ceremonies showcase outstanding performers and provide an overview of the day’s activities. Individuals and organizations that have sponsored and supported the VSA programs are acknowledged.
All schools and organizations serving the disabled are invited to participate, along with the integrated/mainstreamed classes. Each year, a theme is selected, and lesson plans are provided to assist instructors in utilizing the arts and to teach other curricular areas in and through the arts.
The festival provides:
opportunities for individuals with disabilities to showcase their artistic abilities
opportunities for instructors to observe the work of others
opportunities for parents and families to appreciate the work of their visual or performing artist
opportunities to develop public awareness of the value of the arts in the lives of all individuals