The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

The VA recently held the “National Veterans Creative Arts Festival” in San Antonio, Texas. The annual festival honors veterans receiving service through the VA healthcare system. More than 130 veterans participated in this year’s event and displayed artwork or performed musical, dance, dramatic or original writing selections in a gala variety show.

According to the VA’s website “all veterans invited to participate are selected winners of year-long, national fine arts talent competitions in which thousands of veterans enter, from VA medical facilities across the nation.”

Art therapy is offered at many VA hospitals as a form of treatment and rehabilitation.