Calling All Veterans and Military Families Artists
“Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival”
July 3rd & 4th, 2016 10:00am to 5:00pm
Kit Carson Park Taos, New Mexico
Free 10’x10’ or 15’x20’ Booth Space for Active Duty Military, Veterans & Gold Star Families who would like to show off & Sell their own Art Creations, from Painting, Jewelry, Carving, Lawn Art.
Download ARTS APPLICATION 2016
Download ARTS FLYER
A unique event during the summer tourist season! We have had overwhelmingly positive responses from our participating Military Family artist. This year’s Fair will feature listings in Taos and New Mexico events calendars, newspapers, radio announcements. The Town of Taos during their Celebration will provide Entertainment: Live Bands and (3) Kid’s Inflatable Play areas and FREE pancake breakfast for Military Families.
Military Families participating in recreational and/or therapeutic activities facilitates the healing process and reintegration challenges faced by Military Families. NFO provides opportunities to improve family relationships, build camaraderie with other Military Families and Civilians; at the same time enhance “Mindfulness” of personal well-being. Transitioning from military life, back to civilian life is a challenge that all veterans face.
Outcomes include improved physical health and capability to accomplish daily life activities, as well as improved mental health and relationships with others.
Many past & present Service Members are using ART as a form of therapy options for those individuals who resist other treatment approaches or may be unaware of their conditions or issues inhibiting their rehabilitation recovery. NFO’s Recreation Therapy assist in improving function and ability, but also use interventions that are individualized and holistic, incorporating Veterans’ interests, family, community, and lifestyle.
Centering on Veteran strengths diminishes the focus from disability to ability, increasing function and independence, promoting wellness and prevention, and restoring quality of life. NFO believe that recreational therapy provides for friendship, connectedness and community; which are vitally important to overall health and wellness of Military Families.
Vendor sign-up Deadline is 01 July 2016. Not Forgotten Outreach must receive the ARTS APPLICATION 2016 and a copy of valid proof of Military Service by 1600 hrs on 02 July 2016. Applications available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely no imported, manufactured, mass-produced items or items not made in total by the exhibitor will be allowed.
BOOTH SPACES & SHARING
Sharing booths will be allowed. All people sharing a booth must be juried and each must ll out an application form.
This Booth space is an unfurnished 10’ x 10’ or 15’ x 20’ space. You are encouraged to bring tables, chairs, displays, pop-up tents and any other decoration you like for your space. The space will be available for set up 07:00am 3rd of July.
Food Vendor Booth space available for 2 days, with electricity $500.00 for a 10’x10’. Limited to 5 food vendors.
Vendors space is limited to Military & their Families, except food vendors.
Download ARTS APPLICATION 2016
For further information on the Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival or other NFO programs please contact Don Peters, Executive Director; email@example.com or 575-224-1503.