I’m so proud of the advocacy of the Dis Art Festival. They give importance to those people with disability and help them cultivate their talents. What more is that they always reach out to them to boost their self-esteem so that they won’t give up on their lives. It was in 2010 when I first attended the Dis Art Festival. To say that I was impressed was an understatement. I was blown away by their raw talent. My attention was specifically caught by a rattan weaved basket. Apparently, the one who created it was a blind person who lives in Minnesota. He was there at that time and I was able to meet him. I learned that he acquired his disability in a car accident that killed his wife as well. It was sad. He told me that he even almost gave but because he felt that he has no importance anymore at this world. Luckily, the people behind the Dis Art Festival helped him. They gave him new hope to survive this setback. He underwent training which taught him the feel of every strip of rattan. From then, he used his sense of touch in making beautiful rattan creations. I bought several of his products and gave them away as gift items. I hope others who come here would appreciate the artists’ creations too.
When I came to the Dis Art Festival, I was really impressed by the feature artworks there. You wouldn’t have thought that they are made by people with disability and not professionals. They were so good that you can feel there the passion they have for what they do. The people behind Dis Art Festival really did a good job helping these people. I really hope there would be other people like you who’d support people in need out there.