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For Our Veterans

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Art Programs & Classes For Veterans

Since being founded in 1946, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens has had a special bond with veterans. Artist Malcolm Fraser, a decorated World War I veteran, offered a collection of his life's work to any town along the east coast. Ormond Beach residents rose to the occasion and worked together to create the Ormond War Memorial Art Gallery as a living monument to creative freedom. Returning servicemen from World War II volunteered their time to help build the museum's galleries and clear the land for the spectacular gardens.

Veteran Art Scholarships

All U.S. veterans have access to scholarship support for our tuition-based programs. To inquire if a free spot is available for a specific upcoming class or workshop, send an email to

Please be prepared to present your military ID, Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC), DD 214 or driver's license with veteran designation.

Monthly Programs

Veterans' Creative Expression Workshop

Join us to explore the museum's current exhibit with Docent Diamond create a one-of-a-kind art project while learning about the elements of art and how to use various art tools and materials. This program is open to veterans and current service members. A spouse or other family member (age 16 or older) may take the workshop with their military member, but all participants must register in advance. Seats at these monthly workshops are limited and advanced registration is required. View the calendar below for upcoming workshop details!

Veterans' Lunch & Learn

Will Return in September 2023

Once a month, veterans have the opportunity to experience an enriching museum or garden tour paired with a short art activity. Afterward, this Veteran-only group will enjoy soft music, pleasant conversations, and complimentary lunch. Advance registration is required for this free program, and spots are limited. To sign up, please email Diamond Johnson at

June 2023

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Showcasing the creative talents of veterans and members of military families, this community art exhibit features a variety of mediums and subject matters, but each piece has a connection to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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