A Day of Belonging | Saturday, September 14th, 2024
Strathmore and Community Building Art Works Present


Celebrating the power of the arts as we bring Veterans & civilians from different backgrounds together.

Saturday, September 14th, 2024

CBAW’s 2nd Annual community gathering, A Day of Belonging, will provide Veterans, Active Duty Military, their spouses and caregivers, and community members with a day of professionally-facilitated expressive arts workshops, as well as performances and readings showcasing the work and talent of artists from the military and Veteran communities. Please join us to connect authentically and explore your own voice through creative writing, improv, and visual art.

Workshops will include demonstrations of sample pieces from the artistic discipline, group discussion facilitated by the workshop leader, and time for participants to create and, if desired, share work in a low-pressure, positive feedback environment. The event will conclude with a special musical guest performance. (Ages 16 and older)

There is a $5 registration fee for this event. This event is open to all. Donations are accepted and will go towards offsetting travel costs for facilitators and Veteran participants.

Event Sponsors

Our gratitude to…

Hero Sponsor & Co-Presenter


Champion Sponsors

Windrose Fund

Advocate Sponsors

National Endowment of the Arts-Creative Forces
Mid-America Arts Alliance

Funding and assistance also provided by

Capital One
CBAW is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

Mission Belonging

Mission Belonging is funded in part by Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs that seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Creative Forces is managed in partnership with Civic Arts, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Art Saves Lives. Your support provides everyday heroes with access to the expressive arts in a safe, welcoming community.