National Veterans Creative Arts Festival


Click here for the festival website.

The Creative Arts Festival, presented by the department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the American Legion Auxiliary and Help Hospitalized Veterans, is the culmination of a year-long fine arts talent competition involving 3,000 participants nationwide. The festival is open to all veterans receiving care at VA medical facilities.

From all entries, approximately 150 medal-winning veterans in the visual arts as well as creative writing, music, drama and dance earn an invitation to participate in the annual festival gala, held in a different U.S. city each year.

Mike has been a consistent invitee since 2004 for his drama and creative writing entries. He has also been featured in promotional material for the festival.
Click here to see shots of Mike in a promotional DVD!

Click here to see the PBS special on the 2011 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, featuring Mike.


13 Gold Medals
2 Silver Medals
2 Bronze Medals

4 Gold Medals
1 Silver Medal
3 Bronze Medals

Creative Writing
2 Gold Medals
1 Silver Medal
2 Bronze Medals