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Veterans show off creativity in raising support art appear

In the wake of serving our nation with quality and respect, veterans from around the nation showed off their artistic side throughout the end of the week.

Veterans Inspiring Veterans held its debut Veterans Inspirational Art Show Saturday night in Grand Traverse County.

In excess of 100 pieces of art were in plain view available to be purchased at the occasion, which was held at the Cowell Residence on Old Mission Peninsula.

Each bit of art went from $100 to $19,000.

The cash from any of the art sold went to the veteran artist.

It's extremely exciting, Veteran Artist Kathleen Perample said. It's my first art show, first art anything and when Mr. Mike offered me to be in It, I was super excited and to be around all the other veterans is amazing.

It's really a great afternoon and a great event that has a lot of positive impact and one of the things that is terrific is how well it's been received by the community and that our people, our citizens, recognize the importance of veterans because as we know, freedom isn't free and those are the people that put it on the line, Event Coordinator Casey Cowell said.

Before the night's over, the occasion raised more than $40,000 for Veterans Inspiring Veterans.

The cash will be utilized to help veterans in Grand Traverse County.