In 2017 the Calaveras County Arts Council presented Arts Beats for Veterans, and a series of vignettes of Veterans' homecomings.
During the Spring and summer of 2017 artists came to the gallery to paint, photograph, draw, or write about American Veterans.
Artists honor local veterans
At the back of the Calaveras Art Council's Gallery is a staircase reminiscent of the staircase in Norman Rockwell's "The Homecoming G.I." In spring and summer of 2017, the staircase was decorated and models in period uniforms and costumes created scenes saluting our Veterans; artists were encouraged to attend to gather inspiration. Music of each period added to the mood.
Artwork created from the inspiring scenes was displayed in the Council Gallery from Saturday, September 30 through Saturday, November 11, in honor of our Veterans. On Saturday, November 11—Veteran's Day—we a reception honored Veterans and artists.