National veteran arts festival goes virtual this year

The Veterans Creative Arts Festival kicks off Monday night and run through the week.
Entrance to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System campus in St. Petersburg. [Times file (2014)]
Entrance to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System campus in St. Petersburg. [Times file (2014)]
Published Nov. 30, 2020

The annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival has gone virtual for the first time this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It features opportunities for the general public to support creative veterans this week.

Co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion Auxiliary, the weeklong event showcases artwork and performances by veterans who have won local competitions this year at VA medical facilities, according to the VA.

Festivities kick off Monday night at 6 p.m. with a welcome event. The general public can then also attend a found object assemblage workshop on Tuesday at noon, and a performance showcase Thursday at 2 p.m.

For more information on this year’s events and links to the general public sessions, visit the Adaptive Sports and Arts - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page or go to

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