Arts & Wellness
Did you know that Charles George VA Medical Center (CGVAMC) alone serves 48,000 veterans each year. The 2017 census estimates report that 17,890 veterans live in Buncombe County, 7% of our total population?
Since 2016, the arts council has worked with the CGVAMC to provide arts-based programs aimed at reducing stress and promoting healing. Americans for the Arts reports that “2 out of 3 soldiers who have been treated with art therapy say it improved their depression” and “85% of military patients who have access to art therapy say it was helpful in their healing.”