Friendship Circle, the Chabad initiative for inclusion, has partnered with Bear Givers foundation to nurture the artistic talents of individuals with special needs towards an exhibit Art of Friendship.

According to organizers and parents, the event has been an “empowering” experience for them. “They feel that they accomplished something that will be recognized as works of art by others. They see for once that they are a part of the greater community,” says Joseph Sprung, the Chairman and Founder of Bear Givers. “Art is art, no matter who creates it.”

Over a period of several months, local artists met with the amateur artists to create art. The workshops, conducted in the Jewish Children’s Museum, where the gallery and auction will take place Sunday, May 10, 2015.