Announcemet: Artists of Courage
We have an exciting announcement to make, and in order to do so we need to introduce you to an artist new to the festival this year.
Because of the courage of new artist Jolene and her application to our event, we here at the Waukee Arts Council and the festival committee have learned that we still had work to do in order to make our event as inclusive and enjoyable as possible.
So in partnership with Best Buddies of Iowa, we are pleased to announce that there will be a special exhibition of "Artists of Courage."
While at the festival, please make it a point to stop in this exhibit to meet Jolene and the other artists we hope will be joining her there, and while there learn more about the Best Buddies of Iowa.
About Best Buddies:
Mission: Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Who We Serve: The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.