Honoring our

military community

The FAC proudly supports the Military community year-round with a variety of discounts and programming. It is a great honor to celebrate Military Art Healing Programs through the month of November and showcase the work of these amazing artists. We hope you take the opportunity to show your support and celebrate with us!


Military-Artistic-HealingThe FAC’s Military and the Arts: Creative Healing Program

The Fine Arts Center has been offering Military Healing Programs in the community for nine years. It is our mission to educate the community about the power arts can have in the healing process.

For active-duty military and veterans, we offer award-winning– and often life-changing–courses to provide healing opportunities for individuals and families dealing with trauma and post-traumatic stress issues. The arts enhance coping skills, manage stress and strengthen a sense of self.

“By putting individuals in touch with their feelings and providing a means to express this to others, creative self-expression helps to engage one in all aspects of treatment, empowering a person with a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and possibility.” —Creative Healing Science

FAC Military Exhibition

To celebrate the active-duty and veteran military personnel who have taken the FAC’s Artistic Healing class, their work will be showcased from Nov 1 – Dec 30 in the Kircher Bemis Gallery at the FAC.

Home Front Cares

“The Military Artistic Healing Program has taught me valuable coping skills that help me to personally manage my life stressors and reduce the impact of my trauma.” – Tommy J. Darbe, AOC(aw) United States Navy, retired

Related Events In the Community

 Nov – Dec at Hillside ARTSpace Gallery

  • View patriotic quilts created by veterans, many who have participated in the FAC’s Military and the Arts: Creative Healing program

Nov 1 – Dec 31 at UCCS Kraemer Family Library

Written Word and Visual Arts Exhibition

  • Military Artistic Healing Program
Military Arts

ABOUT: ‘Celebrate Peoples History: Iraq Veterans Against the War Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice

A portfolio poster project honoring IVAW’s ten year history of speaking out against the wars and taking action to bring home the impact of these wars. The portfolio features contributions from IVAW members, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative members, along with allied veterans, artists and writers. It highlights key ideas, moments, projects, tactics and individuals from IVAW history in order to uplift IVAW’s ongoing struggle, inspire others to take action, and preserve a snapshot of movement history.

Indy Give 2015

The FAC is participating in this year’s Give! campaign with our Military Artistic Healing Program. The arts improve mental well-being and have been proven to help heal! The Military Artistic Healing Program guides active-duty military, veterans and their families to discover the techniques to inspire self-expression and gain greater self-awareness.

Up to 1 in 5 returning veterans suffer from PTSD or depression; art and creative engagement powerfully influence the overall healing of PTSD. Creativity is often overlooked as a tool that promotes healing and trauma resolution. Through our Military Artistic Healing Program, we offer award-winning and often life-changing courses to provide healing opportunities for individuals and families dealing with trauma and post-traumatic stress issues. The arts enhance coping skills, manage stress and strengthen a sense of self. The classes are free to military members and their families.

GIVE! is the Independent’s year-end, city-wide multimedia campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for Pikes Peak region non-profits. Plan your giving today.

FAC Military Discounts

Military Memberships

The Fine Arts Center offers discounts through our special FAC military membership plan. For example, an individual membership for active duty or retired military is $45 and for a family is $60, which is good for 12 months and includes free general admission to our museum, discounts on art classes and special invitations to monthly events. Military receive more than 30% off our full price family and individual memberships.


Discounts for Theatre

The FAC has a long-standing commitment to the military personnel in our community and is pleased to welcome you to our theatre. As a Blue Star participant, we are proud to offer member pricing to military personnel on the purchase of one theatre ticket.

Blue Star Theatres

Discounts for Museum

The Fine Arts Center is proud to be a member of the Blue Star Museums program. From Memorial Day through Labor Day Blue Star Museums offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families. Discounted admission available outside of these dates.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the Musical

White ChristmasBased on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical follows Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis on their successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

Live on stage Dec 10 – Jan 3



Northrop Grumman

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society

Kirkpatrick Family Fund Home Front Cares