The National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival provides our Veterans with an opportunity to gain recognition for their progress and recovery made through the Creative Arts Therapies at the VA. The local competition at the VA enables our Veterans to share their talents and healing experiences with their peers and the larger community.
Often the art may be related to past traumas, personal life struggles, or world views.
Sometimes those who witness this art can experience emotional turmoil as well.
Should you feel overwhelmed by the subject matter presented, staff members are available for emotional processing and support. Thank you for being here and supporting the Veteran community as they share personal experiences and life lessons in a supportive, compassionate environment.
The Western NC VA Health Care System is now recruiting Veteran artists who would like to participate in this year’s local Veterans Creative Arts Competition.
Submissions locally may be featured in the national competition. All submission are electronic this year due to Covid restrictions.
To get involved in Creative Arts Therapy at the VA or to discuss any of the works of Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama or Music that is on display or shared, please contact: Rebekah Wiggins 828-298-7911 ext. 3413
or Beverly Bradigan ext. 5346.