Calling All Veterans and Military Families Artist

Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival”

July 1st & 2nd, 2017   10:00am to 5:00pm

Kit Carson Park Taos, New Mexico


Free 10’x10’ or 10’x20’ Booth Space for Active Duty Military, Veterans & Gold Star Families who would like to show off & Sell their own Art Creations including Paintings, Jewelry, Carvings & Lawn Art

A unique event during the summer tourist season!

Live Bands and (3) Kid’s Inflatable Play areas and a serine quiet area to relax in.

With over 3,000 visitors expected during the 4th July Weekend

Many past & present Service Members and Military Family 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.

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 of Veteran Art Therapy include improved physical health and capability to accomplish daily life activities, as well as improved mental health and relationships with others.


REGISTRATION: Artist Booth Space limited to Military Families.

Vendor sign-up Deadline is 30 June 2017. Not Forgotten Outreach must receive this Form and a copy of valid proof of Military Service by 1600 hrs on 30 June 2017. Applications available via email: or at APPLICATION 2017


Absolutely no imported, manufactured, mass-produced items or items not made in total by the exhibitor will be allowed.


Sharing booths will be allowed. All people sharing a booth must be juried and each must fill 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 $200.00 for a 10’x10’. Limited to 5 food vendors.

For further information on the Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival or other NFO programs please contact Don Peters, Executive Director; or 575-224-1503.