Art can be powerful medicine. More than a decade ago, the American Legion Auxiliary connected with an amazing event that assists veterans in healing from both their physical and psychological wounds through visual and performing arts.
The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) annually showcases the artistic achievements of veterans being treated at VA facilities across the country. More than 140 winners of art competitions at local VA facilities are invited to participate in the national festival, which includes a week of workshops and tours as well as a grand finale stage show for the singers, dancers, musicians, writers, and actors, and a public exhibition for the visual artists. The Auxiliary is a cosponsor of NVCAF, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn More
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