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4th Annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Fri, Aug 23 , 2024 • 10:00am - 3:00pm

1305 Crane Drive, Marion, IL 62959

Join the Marion VA at Celebrations Event Center for the 4th Annual Creative Arts Festival. Enjoy an afternoon of arts from 10 am to 3 pm in Marion, IL.

The Creative Arts Festival is a competition in art, creative writing, dance, drama, and music for Veterans enrolled with the Marion VA Health Care System. First-place winners advance to the national level of judging and those receiving first in their respective areas are invited to participate at the National Veteran Creative Arts Festival.

Types of art presented are in the form of poetry, short stories, theatre, painting, sculpture, digital media, singing, glasswork, metalwork, and more.

For questions about categories and how to make your submissions, please contact Recreation Therapist, Ethan Blumhorst at All submissions must be made by midnight on August 21st. Online submissions are also accepted.

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