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2012 Veterans Creative Arts Festival - Boston - 10/12

Featuring the first place national winning artwork from 53 categories.

Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Great Hall
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Contacts: 
Event Director: Elizabeth Mackey, 320-255-6351
Public Affairs: Jordan Schupbach, 202-664-3733

Free admission, no ticket

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Nationwide, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities use the creative arts as one form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. Across the country each year, Veterans treated at VA facilities compete in a local creative arts competition. The competition includes 53 categories in the visual arts division this year that range from oil painting to leatherwork to paint-by-number kits. In addition, there are 120 categories in the performing arts pertaining to all aspects of music, dance, drama and creative writing. A national selection committee chooses first, second and third place winners among all of the entries. Select winners are invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival each year.

The Veterans invited to participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival are selected winners from the 2012 national competition.

For more information:  http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp