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    Inclusive Community Programs

    CIDA’s Very Special Art Festival is open to all visual artists under the age of 30, from novices to professionals. The aim of the festival is to foster inclusion opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities through creative art activities and to promote diversity and acceptance within the community. The Very Special Art Festival is held every year in Fall. Call 718-224-8197 for more information.

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    Annual Art Festival

    Very Special Art Festival is open to all visual artists (age under 30) from novices to professional artists. The aim of the festival is to foster inclusion opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities through creative art activities and to promote diversity and acceptance within the Queens communities. Join us and enjoy exciting art activities in a positive environment! Our annual Very Special Art Festival is co-hosted by the Department of Education at St. John’s University.

    The festival includes many wonderful programs such as, an Art Contest, a dance competition, a very special bell performance from The Korean Church of Queens, games & crafts, and more!

    • Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
    • Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Place: D’Angelo Center at St. John’s University, Queens Campus
    • Entrance: Closest entrance is Gate 6 located at 81-98 170th St, Jamaica, NY 11432 (GPS Address)
    • Participants: Children and young adults between the ages of 5 – 30 years
    • Things to bring: Your own lunch and art materials (paper and board will be provided by the organizer)

    All contestants will receive participation medals and gift bags.

    • Award winners will be announced on September 28 through www.cidainfo.com.
    • Our 1st place winner will receive a $500 scholarship prize!
    • (Time and date of award ceremony will be announced later)
    • The registration link is located below.  Deadline is Friday, September 13.

    Very Special Art Festival

    Registration Deadline September 13
    Register

    We proudly announce these artists with endless POSSIBILITIES

    Very Special Art Award

    Julia Lee

    Very Special Artist Award

    Samuel Ho

    Ahra Sung

    Circle of Family Award

    Danielle Kim

    Joon Sang Yoon

    Isaac Jeong

    Arnold Lee

    Artist on Horizon Award

    Tiffany To

    Jisu Lee

    Hyeran Byun

    Jay Choi

    Joseph Hong

    Juliana Jo

    Special thanks to

    Judges/Panel

    Korean-New York Artist Association

    Youngchil Cho, President of Korean-New York Artist Association

    Mikyoung Yun, Hyo Bin Kwon, Dong In Yun, Kate Oh, Jin Hwan Cho

    We proudly announce these artists with endless POSSIBILITIES

    Very Special Art Award

    Wilfree Kim

    Very Special Artist Award

    Emily Cho

    Junsoo Lee

    Circle of Family Award

    Tiffany To

    David Chung

    Jongnam Kim

    William Choe

    Artist on Horizon Award

    Daniella Kim

    Benjamin Park

    Joseph Hong

    Hussein Yacob

    Special thanks to

    Judges/Panel

    Korean-New York Artist Association

    Youngchil Cho, President of Korean-New York Artist Association

    Hyo Bin Kwan, Kate Oh Trabulsi, Kim Hwan Cho, Saneun Hwang

    We proudly announce these artists with endless POSSIBILITIES

    Very Special Art Award

    Charles Lee

    Very Special Artist Award

    Juhee Julia Lee

    Jason Fallis

    Circle of Family Award

    Alex Kwak

    Brian Jang

    Daniel Jang

    Joseph Lee

    Honorary Mentions

    Goune Kwak

    Joseph Hong

    SooJeong Han

    William Chae

    Olivia Kim

    Special thanks to

    Judges/Panel

    Korean-New York Artist Association

    Mi Kyoung Yun, President of Korean-New York Artist Association

    Dongin Yun, Judging Committee Chair

    Hyo Bin Kwan, Kate Oh Trabulsi, Sun Sook Kim, Hwa Soo Hwang & Kyung Tae Min

    Our Very First, Very Special and Very Brave Challenge!

    Celebrating Unique Talents
    Everyone is included!
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