VFW Post 1


The Veterans Arts Council (VAC) founded by VFW Post 1 manages the VFW Post 1 Art Gallery and mentors artists of all mediums who have served in the Armed Forces and partners veterans with community artists for First and Third Friday Art Walks and special events at the VFW Post 1 Art Gallery.

The VAC is unique to Colorado. This program is specifically designed to include all forms of art, integrate Veterans and the community, and positively impact the culture and civic community through art. 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1 is the first and oldest VFW Post in the world. It was founded in Denver in 1899 by returning veterans of the Spanish-American War, and it is an all-volunteer organization. 

VFW Post 1 has earned a 501 (c)(19), veteran-specific IRS designation, and we focus on providing a variety of much-needed programs to former servicemen and women. These programs include art and art therapy, 1-1 mentoring, job preparation, health and wellness programs and much more. VFW Post 1’s services are available to all U.S. military veterans, whether or not they are members of our organization. 

841 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204