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Traveling art exhibit features stories from local veterans while giving back

Published: Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:58 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2016 at 10:16 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An inspiring art display is up at a local café in the Vista and will open to the public Thursday.

The Wired Goat will host Bandaids and Bullets, a traveling art exhibit Thursday from 5-9 p.m. as they will auction off several pieces of art to raise money for South Carolina veterans. The show includes 19 artists from Spartanburg, Greenville and Columbia.

Each piece of art tells the stories of local veterans and their time in service.

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The money raised will go towards the artists and non-profit organization, Upstate Warrior Solution. This group helps to provide compensation, education and outreach for our local veterans.

"Upstate Warrior Solution is not this sort of place that puts a Band-Aid on a problem," said Robert Chambers, an organizer. "It doesn't throw money at an issue so much as try to incorporate veterans into the society in order to better everyone."

Everyone is encouraged to attend and help give back to local veterans.

"This is not simply for a good cause, but it also has several very positive effects, including community cohesion in three cities as well as opening dialogue for veterans and those that feel distanced from them" said Chambers.

The auction will end Sept. 10.

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