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VA Sierra Nevada Creative Arts Competition Reception
September 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
McKinley Arts & Culture Center
Gallery East & West
August 21 – October 13, 2023
Reception September 7, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Reno, NV –VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and the City of Reno’s Arts and Culture Division have teamed up to offer veterans a chance to demonstrate their artistic talents in the visual arts at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Gallery East and West. The local event is part of the 2023 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. The exhibition will run from August 21 – October 13, 2023 in McKinley Arts and Culture Center, Gallery East and West. Media are invited to cover the exhibition and attend the artists’ reception on September 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
VA medical facilities incorporate creative arts into their therapy programs to further the rehabilitation goals for both inpatients and outpatients. This annual competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of Veterans. The first-place winners will advance to the national level where they will compete with entries submitted by Veterans from other VA facilities from across the country.
More information about the annual competition https://www.blogs.va.gov/nvspse/national-veterans-creative-arts-festival
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Gallery East and West, located in McKinley Arts & Culture Center, is one of three galleries operated by the City of Reno. To learn more please visit: https://www.reno.gov/community/arts-culture/city-art-galleries