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South West Art Fest Back in Killeen for Holiday

Rhea Rose
Rhea Rose
Photo courtesy of SWAF

By Elisabeth Treadwell

Showcasing about 20 phenomenal visual artist, crafts makers and self-care products developers, the 2022 South West Art Fest returns with health and wellness service and product providers and snacks creators. 

This free two-day event, hosted by Endeavors Performing Arts & Events Venue, is Sept. 3and 4, from 11am to 7pm both days in the 440 Shopping Plaza at 868 S. Fort Hood Street in Killeen, Texas.  

This year’s festival will honor the amazing artistry of Austin artist Rhea Rose, who’s second home is Killeen. Rose, owner of the Phoenix Art Studio, is a portrait artist and muralist mainly, but she is an all-around creative. She is an art instructor who has dabbled in face and body painting, graphic design, sign painting, wood working and jewelry making. 

  Artwork by Shereen Meeks of Copperas Cove, Roshanda Prior of Harker Heights and Zipporah Larue of Killeen will also be on display. Craft makers and t-shirt designers, J-Sassy of Killeen and Pamela Barnes of Temple, will also wow attendees with their artistic imagination. 

Visionary Consultants will be on site to give you sound financial and investment advice. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of  cakes and snacks while Alternative Lifestyle fills you up with beneficial health and wellness solutions. 

All are welcome to take advantage of getting a soothing personal massage and sampling special tea blends and aromatherapy products. 

Take home unique jewelry designs offered by Pat Belton, make-up and accessories from Cathy Grant or take a natural approach to self care with the Chi Experience. You can also take personal and professional development advice from author Dr. Elizabeth Jennings and be taken away by the lovely scented, long burning Kandles by Karma and so much more. 

The South West Art Fest is a family friendly fund-raising event and proceeds will benefit Endeavors Performing Arts & Soul Arts Collective 2023 Summer Arts Youth Program. 

Art and more will be raffled throughout the two-day event. Fest go-ers do not have to be present to win once they receive their raffle ticket. To get free raffle tickets go to and click RSVP. Then redeem your ticket upon arrival. To make a donation or to volunteer, call 254.262.5710.

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