Area veterans will show off their creativity in the Veteran Creative Arts Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 5000 W. National Avenue in the Matousek Auditorium.
The event includes 53 categories, including oil painting, pen and ink, ceramics, woodwork and more. There will also be two talent competitions at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in Recreation Hall, room 3435. Veterans will perform in a variety of categories, including singing, instrumental, creative writing and more.
All events are free and open to the public.
Top winners in each competition will advance to the National Creative Arts Festival, held Oct. 21 to 27 in Reno, Nev. Several Milwaukee veterans from the art and talent show made it to and won at the national event. They will once again be exhibiting art work and performing.