Veterans Creative Arts Festival 2019

A unique event during the summer tourist season! We have had overwhelmingly positive responses from our participating Military Family artists. The 2019 Creative Arts Festival (CAF) will take place July 4th-6th. The Town of Taos will provide a Free pancake breakfast on July 4th and entertainment through live bands every evening July 4th-6th. We expect an average of 5,000 people coming to town and a very successful holiday weekend for our Military Family artists.

Many past & present Service Members are using art as a form of therapy especially for individuals who resist other treatment approaches or may be unaware of their conditions or issues inhibiting their rehabilitation recovery.  NFO’s Recreational Therapy assists in improving function and ability, but also uses 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 believes that recreational therapy provides for friendship, connectedness and community; which are vitally important to overall health and wellness of Military Families.

Fill out the artist application if you are interested in having booth space during the Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival 2019!

Click here to download the application.

Please fill out and send your completed application to Shiphrah@NotForgottenOutreach.org no later than June 4th, 2019