The local competition for the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition will be held at the Whitman Educational Building of the Museum of Western Colorado from January 24th-27th. All 1st place winners ad vance to the national competition. Reception will be held on the 24th at 1 PM. Entry categoried: art, creative writing, dance, drama, and music.
Whitman Education Center is located at 248 S. 4th St. Grand Junction
At the Veteran's Art Center, our purpose is to establish a variety of programs to assist the military, veterans and families, to help them heal and to provide community support with an open studio, art gallery, and art work-shops. Along with other free programs for Veterans and military families we are providing a community resource for all Veterans. We are a community of Veterans, military families and others committed to help vets heal. A small portion of each sale of art created by the artists at the Veterans Art Center is used to help grow and maintain our facility. This enables our artists to invest in the process of ehlping themselves and their families cope with the stress and injury that they often endure as a are sult of service to our Nation and the World.
Each purchase supports the artisst and the art center and "Helps Veterans Heal".
We host monthly exhibitions in the Veterans Art Center Gallery. Many of thes are solo exhibitions of Veteran Art. Quarterly we have open, non-juried exhibitions of veteran and family art work.
The Veterans Art Center is almost 6000 square feet of studio space along with materials and equipment for almost any creative endeavor has proven popular with Veterans and family members of all ages. Classes are also availabale in a variety of media including music.