Veterans are encouraged to submit their works of art in the local Veterans Creative Arts Festival taking place at VA Western New York Healthcare System's Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Freedom Hall (Room 301).
This competition includes 53 art categories, ranging from oil painting to leatherwork to paint-by-number kits. In addition, there are 120 categories pertaining to all aspects of music, dance, drama and creative writing. The creative writing division is a more recent addition to the competition and includes original works in poetry, essay, short story, and personal experience writing. All works of art must be submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 7.
To enter, contact VA Western New York recreation therapy at 862-8643 or 862-7376.