The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is calling all Veterans enrolled to participate in the local Creative Arts competition. The local competition includes 53 art categories that range from oil painting to leatherwork to paint-by-numbers kits. There are also 123 categories pertaining to all aspects of music, dance, drama and creative writing. The creative writing division includes original works in poetry, essay, short story and personal experience writing.
The competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through arts therapy and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation's Veterans. Winners will have their names submitted to the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Committee for consideration to attend the 2011 Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
For more information and to receive an application contact Richard Burke at (909) 825-7084 ext. 1311 or Aaron Hunt at (909) 825-7084 ext. 1173. You can stop by the Craft Kit Room Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to speak to Richard Burke.