Very Spectacular Arts Festival

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Music, face painting and pottery.

They're just a few of the activities children with disabilities took part in Wednesday.

Artsbridge held its annual Very Spectacular Arts Festival at WVU-Parkersburg Wednesday.

More than 400 children from a five county area got a look at arts activities few of them have seen, or participated in before.

"We find there's a lot of research that deals with the value of music and art education and therapy, and just exposure to the arts," says Jane Irvine, executive director of Artsbridge. "All students need this activity, but we like to feature this for our special students."

This year's festival was dedicated to Ron Jalbert, who was an active member of the festival committee, and an advocate for students with disabilities.

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