Local artist showcases work in veteran open mic night

Local artist showcases work in veteran open mic night

BY ALESE UNDERWOOD TAMPA

 

TAMPA, Fla. – For nearly a decade Art2Action Inc., has been hosting a series of open mic nights specifically geared toward veterans.

“Often you’ll hear veterans say that people don’t necessarily understand their experience and we found that the veteran community open mic is a great opportunity to get both veterans and civilians sharing their stories and relating to each other and connecting,” said Andrea Assaf with Art2Action Inc.

After a brief pause during the pandemic, the free events are back in full force in person at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

The events bring people together at the mic and also artists like Nadine McDowell.

“It’s an experience that I would never give up,” said McDowell as she looked through photos of her military moments.  READ MORE

 

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