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For Our Veterans

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Programs & Events For Veterans

Since its founding in 1946, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens has had a special bond with veterans, current service members and military families. 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.

Monthly Art 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

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. View the calendar below for upcoming event details!

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.

The calendar below shows OMAM's art and nature programs, classes and workshops for adults. Click HERE to view the calendar displaying all event categories.

October 2023

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OMAM's Annual Veterans Day Tribute

We gather each year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to honor those who have served. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Support OMAM's Mission

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens was founded in 1946 to inspire the community through art and nature while honoring those who fought for freedom. Today, the museum continues to uphold that mission by hosting events that foster military appreciation, and by offering free art outreach programing to veterans and current service members. Contributions made through this online form help support those efforts.

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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