PRACTICING THE ARTS CAN HEAL THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL.
AVAFEST 2021 PROMOTIONAL :
The 3rd annual AVAFEST art festival for veterans and military personnel is scheduled to GO LIVE on OCTOBER 16 and run through NOVEMBER 14, 2021. AVAFEST is an acronym for AUSTIN VETERANS ARTS FESTIVAL. In 2019 the arts festival produced more than 24 Art Exhibits and 22 concerts and shows. A Comedy special and shows, Poetry, Dance and 3 full length fully produced plays and presented these throughout the city of Austin, Texas for more than a month. AVAFEST 2019 provd so popular and was well attended. The city of Austin asked AVAFEST sponsor, The Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel, (VSPChannel) if they would create the festival again this year for veterans, military personnel and the citizens of central Texas . The VSPChannel agreed to do it again however, AVAFEST 2021 will be online this year out of an abundance of caution because of the pandemic of Covid-19.
"HEALING VETERANS & MILITARY PERSONNEL USING THE ARTS & AMERICAN COMMUNITY" is the theme for this years festival. The Festival will be streamed online on the newly acquired Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel's new ROKU channel which is capable of being accessed by millions of viewers on cable TV throughout the world. Registration for all of the divisions can be accomplished by visiting www.avafest.org.
This year all of our AVAFEST art exhibits will be online, in addition we are planning an online Book Fair for veterans with books and their family members as a collaboration with the Austin Public Library Department. A virtual 5k race dubbed the RUN, WALK & ROLL 5k race is being created that will allow participants to run it virtually from anywhere in the world. "We believe that there is healing in performance and the practice of the arts, all of the arts. We believe that the practice of the disciplines of the arts is a form of healing meditation, says Glenn Towery founder of the AVAFEST Festival and chairman of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel. Veterans, Military Personnel and their families are invited to participate in the arts in the following Review the below 90 second videos to determine the division that you may want to participate in:
AVAFEST 2021 "DIVISION RECRUITMENT VIDEOS"
ONLINE VETERANS BOOK FAIR
HEALTH & WELLNESS
AUSTIN CITY COLLABORATION
BANDS, SINGERS & RAPPERS
HEALTH & WELLNESS
RUN. WALK & ROLL VIRTUAL 5k RACE