Winter Wonderland exhibit at Long Island arts center created by people with special needs

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Winter Wonderland exhibit at LI arts center created by people with special needs
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A new arts center is open on Long Island that has a Winter Wonderland exhibit created by people with special needs.

HUNTINGTON STATION, Long Island (WABC) -- A new arts center is open on Long Island that has a Winter Wonderland exhibit created by people with special needs.

The Rise in Spirit Community Center on Melville Road in Huntington Station has a 150-foot giant mural featuring a scene from the movie, 'The Polar Express.'

It took nearly seven years for more than one thousand people with autism and special needs to create the display.

Center workers say the mural was very therapeutic for the participants.

The center is considering using the second floor to expand the winter wonderland.

More than 360 people visit the center every week.

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