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I Didn’t Know How to Tell You: An American Veterans Art Show

American Veterans Art Show 

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, in collaboration with CreatiVets, is proud to host I Didn’t Know How to Tell You, American Veterans Art Show. This powerful exhibition showcases the art of American Combat Veterans who have turned to art, music, and creative writing to heal their unseen wounds of war and honors Veterans who have suffered from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Through CreatiVets’ programs, Veterans learn to use art and music as a form of stress and anxiety relief enabling the veteran to tell his or her story on a path to healing.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

6PM – Veterans’ Performances.
Opening Remarks, Many-Bears Grinder, Colonel, US Army Retired
Introduction to MACC’s new Veterans Outreach program “Between the Lines” – Dave Moomy, Post Commander, VFW Auxillary #9851 Hendersonville

Many-Bears Grinder, Colonel, US Army Retired


Visitors to The MACC will be able to enjoy the exhibition through August 11, 2019.


There is NO COST to attend.

“ It’s hard to express in words how I felt after that experience, but I know I let go of something deep and feel that this experience is going to allow me to maintain that positive attitude while giving me the courage to live a meaningful life with my children. ”
— Veteran Participant, Art Program

This Opening and Exhibition is made possible by: 


and our Sponsors:
Olympian Construction

MACC Hours: 
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information about this exhibition or questions about our art classes, contact or call (615) 822-0789.

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is home to Historic Monthaven Mansion. Circa 1863, Monthaven is nestled in beautiful, Sumner County.

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is Sumner County’s first arts museum of its kind and is an inspiring addition to the Greater Nashville Region’s Arts and Museums community.

Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret local and regional art and present exhibits of regional, national and international importance. History, arts, education, and community will remain an ever present commitment to the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center.

Join us and attend any of our art openings and exhibits and participate in our many art classes for adults and children.  Or, discover how you can reserve this beautiful piece of Tennessee History for your next event and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday thru Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Sunday: 1PM to 5PM

Monday thru Friday 9AM – 5PM

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