Welcome to CAVARTS

Your Veteran community for connecting, learning, and growing through the creative arts.

Created by Veterans, for Veterans, the Challenge America Veteran Arts Community (CAVARTS) is a national hub that brings together Veterans of various backgrounds who support one another as they connect, learn, and grow through the Arts.  


Membership to CAVARTS is FREE and exclusive to Veterans and service members!



We strive to reach every Veteran and service member with the power of the Arts. You are welcome here.

  • Create a profile and connect with other Veterans near you or across the country.
  • Engage in discussions and find information and encouragement around your favorite artwork. 
  • Post and participate in creative arts events, stories and collaborations.

  • Participate in workshops and other learning opportunities based on your areas of interest.
  • Ask for new tips and tricks that will take your talents to the next level.
  • Explore the CAVARTS Resource Library to find an ever-growing database of creative arts programs and opportunities available to Veterans. 

Led by national Veteran nonprofit Challenge America, CAVARTS is the result of a rich collaboration with the Heartstrings Foundation and other arts organizations serving the Veteran community.


 CAVARTS artists are joining together with Challenge America and Operation Gratitude to stand united in service and gratitude. Together, finding a sense of purpose through the arts, we will celebrate the service of our nation's military and first responder heroes by including winning Veteran artwork in care packages delivered to those currently serving. And on September 11, we will offer millions of grateful Americans the opportunity to write personal messages of gratitude featuring the winning veteran artwork. 
Join CAVARTS to enter the competition today!
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