||VSA arts (formerly Very Special Arts) of Pittsburgh was established in 1998 through the
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and is presently the largest VSA arts program in the state. VSA
arts of Pittsburgh provides visual and performing art experiences to persons with disabilities in
the western Pennsylvania area. Currently, VSA arts of Pittsburgh serves over 500 people with
disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 90. Each year, VSA arts of Pittsburgh celebrates the work
of its participants with an art exhibition and highly publicized community festival.