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Healing veterans through the arts

Friday, October 8, 2021 by Tai Moses

A variety of exhibits, presentations and virtual experiences taking place from Oct. 11-Nov. 16 fall under the umbrella of the Austin Veteran Arts Festival, or AVAFest. According to the city, which is hosting several of the events, the purpose of AVAFest “is to promote and support veterans in the arts. Many veterans struggle with mental health issues and/or seeking treatment. The Austin Veteran Arts Festival aims to help heal through art therapy, an approach that allows people to express themselves in a nonverbal and non-threatening way that potentially helps individuals to understand themselves and their issues better.” View a full calendar of festival events here.

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