About Us

Through online and in-person workshops led by professional artists, Community Building Art Works builds connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding and support. Our art and poetry workshops have reached tens of thousands of service members, veterans, military family members, caregivers, and healthcare workers. CBAW encourages the use of arts as a tool for narration, self-care and socialization for those struggling with emotional and physical injuries caused by trauma.

Our board is composed of veterans from 4 branches of service, established contemporary artists, military family members, and professionals in the field of adaptive reintegration. In addition to our eight executive board members, CBAW’s work is shaped by stakeholders who provide feedback on community needs, program direction, and help to facilitate workshops and build the community.