Fargo VA Health Care System
Veterans Creative Arts Festival
The Fargo VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Creative Arts Festival on Feb. 14, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the 3rd floor auditorium.
The purpose of the festival is to showcase the artistic talents of area Veterans. All Veterans enrolled in VA health care are invited to submit artwork. The event is open to the public to attend.
To submit artwork to the festival or to learn more about submission guidelines, call the Fargo VA’s Recreational Therapy department at (701) 239-3700 extension 92094 or extension 93260. The submission deadline is Feb. 2, 2018.
“VA health care systems often use the creative arts as a form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities,” said Lavonne Liversage, Fargo VA Health Care System Director. “This festival will not only provide area Veterans an opportunity to be acknowledged for their incredible artistic abilities – it will also serve as a venue for them to share their unique experiences both as a service member and a Veteran.”
The festival features a competition with several categories of art. A panel of judges from the local art community will name category winners whose work will then be submitted to the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 29 through Nov. 5. Once submitted to the national festival, judges there will select works to be shown. Veterans whose work is selected will be invited to attend the national festival.
Some of the many categories open for submission include: painting, sculpture, carving, graphics, pastels, pottery, mosaic, collage, metalwork, glasswork, drawing, photography, woodworking, jewelry, and leatherwork.