Killeen Salutes the Arts • March 5, 2016

It’s almost here! It’s going to be great fun! It’s all about the art of painting, sculpting, writing, firing, molding, and many other action verbs!

And, we’re excited you are participating in our 8th Annual Take 190 West – Killeen Salutes the Arts Fest! We are centrally located from IH-35 by S.H. 190 (Hence the name Take 190 West) or 195 near Georgetown, or even by plane at the Fort Hood Regional airport. We are looking forward to seeing you and your creations!


Sculptors need to check in by 8:00 am on Friday to begin carving at 9:00. Check those chisels, prepare for weather of any kind, and we will feed, water, and house you during your two grueling days of stonework!

Artists may set up from 8:00 am Friday, and be ready by 5:30 pm for the Preview Party to begin at 6:00 pm. Also, be ready to showcase your work to the public at 10:00 am Saturday. A loading dock is available in the back of the Conference Center. Please move your vehicle as quickly as possible so that others can unload. We will provide coffee, light snacks and lunch. We ask that you PLEASE DO NOT tear down prior to 4:00 pm. We will provide runners in case you need a break or to bring you drinks and lunch during the day Saturday.

Authors are welcome to attend the Preview Party Friday night, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. We will have wonderful appetizers, punch and a cash bar. PLEASE DO NOT take down your table prior to 4:00 pm on Saturday. We will provide runners in case you need a break or to bring drinks or lunch during the day. You are welcome to bring books to the Preview Party to autograph.

A Young Authors book writing and illustrating contest was held previously, and we hope you will agree to spend some time discussing your work and encouraging them!


We have several new sponsors without whom this event could not be possible. Please take a moment to thank them during the event! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Yours in celebrating the Arts!

Connie Kuehl, Director
Killeen Civic & Conference Center
And Visitors Bureau

3601 S. WS Young Drive
Killeen. TX 76542