Artists First for Veterans

Artists First for Veterans is a program specifically for current and former Armed Service members, particularly those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, brain injury or for individuals who require a supportive outlet to process their unique experiences and personal stories.
Overseen by a social worker and a professional artist, the vets have full access to a studio stocked with art supplies so they can choose what they want to express and create. In addition to directly supporting veterans, Artists First for Veterans also has a community outreach component in the form of public art exhibitions. With each sold piece of art, the veteran will earn a financial commission.

State of the Arts is St. Louis’ only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home.

Artists First for Veterans

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Off-Broadway Comes to Westport Plaza

There's Broadway, Off-Broadway, and now Off-Broadway in St. Louis, thanks to the new management at the Playhouse@Westport Plaza.

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Artist Tim Kent; Going to the Dogs!

Paul Schankman visits with artist Tim Kent, who came to painting late in life, but has quickly become known for his unusual acrylic collage portraits of dogs.

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Your Link to St. Louis' Creative Community!

St. Louis' creative community enriches lives and makes our city a more beautiful place to live. Learn more on State of the Arts.

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Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical

Mama Africa the Musical, is a play about South African recording artist Miriam Makeba. Makeba played a pivotal role in ending apartheid in South Africa.

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Collab Design Studio

Collab is a design studio committed to creating work that is innovative and unique.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am