Columbus Museum hosts art exhibit created by adults with developmental disabilities

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Museum held a special art exhibit in honor of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Every piece of art on display was created by an adult who lives with a developmental disability.

Twice a month, trained art therapists and volunteers put on art classes at the Columbus IDD Adult Day Center.

They say this is a great way to give those in need a way to express themselves by putting paint to paper.

Organizers say this program is special as it is the only one in the state of Georgia.

"Art is a way for anybody to express themselves, whether they have limited speech, limited movement, they can still put paint to paper to express themselves," said Susan Gallagher, community relations of New Horizons.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson was at the exhibit and officially declared March 2 as Artistic Ability Project Day.

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