This year’s National Veterans Creative Arts Festival began today, October 18, and will run through October 24, hosted by the Tomah VA Medical Center and held in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, this annual festival is the culminating event of talent competitions in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music for veterans treated in the VA’s national health care system. The veterans who participate are selected during year-long competitions. Again this year, about 130 veterans will exhibit their artwork or perform musical, dance, dramatic or original writing selections at the Festival’s gala variety show.
The public is invited to two events on Sunday, October 24: the Art Exhibit, which begins at 12:15 p.m. and the Stage Show at 2:00. Both will be held at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center in La Crosse. Admission is free, but a ticket is required for the stage show. For ticket information, call: 608- 372-1262.