Mission: The purposes of the organization are to:
Create opportunities for a variety of healing activities for Veterans, military family members and others suffering from trauma related mental injuries.
Raise awareness of psychological scarring and traumatic brain injuries and benefits of artistic practices in healing.
Provide art and related opportunity to aid in healing of mental health issues through personal exploration and skill building.
Provide resources for those suffering from the hidden wounds of trauma and partner with other agencies and non-profits.
Establish functional creative art studios, galleries and museums for use of veterans, military families and others suffering from trauma related mental health issues.
Results: 300 registered participants
21 exhibiting artists
29 workshop or class attendees
34 hours of instruction
47 registered family members
51 registered volunteers
3 art exhibitions
1075 volunteer hours
Target demographics: veterans and military families
Geographic areas served: Grand Junction, CO
Programs: art classes, gallery space, open studio and music lessons.
I first discovered the Veterans Art Center when I took my wife there for a pen & ink art class. It has been great getting to know other Veterans and their families, and working on different projects together. The Veterans Art Center is a great resource for the community. And it has been wonderful to see how much our community appreciates their Veterans! The Veterans Art Center has a storefront where you can purchase some of the amazing art done by Veterans, a monthly changing gallery that showcases different art done by Veterans and their families, a class area and open studio area, a full wood shop, music room, and so much more! You owe it to yourself to stop in and bring your family and friends! Everyone should come in and see what they have going on! And anyone visiting Grand Junction - this should be on your must see list!