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Kent Arts Commission

Spotlight Series


 RaniArboSky          Shining a light on the best entertainment


Christmas Rush Fun Run/Walk 

 ChristmasRushImage         The annual start to the holiday season! 

Fourth of July Splash


Photo Credit: Ted DeSon


Celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends at Lake Meridian Park.



Youth Arts Programs


Kent Kids' Arts Day and Kent Student Art Exhibit.  Two youth arts programs that are designed to celebrate the creativity of young artists.  Both activities take place in March as a part of National Youth Arts Month

Centennial Center Gallery

 BNoonan SkagitBarn Pastel 



Exhibit Dates:

June 8 - August 29, M-F, 8am-5pm, closed holidays



Wednesday, June 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Enjoy refreshments, original artwork and the opportunity to meet the artists.

Free and open to the public, all-ages welcome


Exhibiting artists: Laura Ackerman ▪ Juan Alonso ▪ John Bissonette ▪ George Chan ▪ Roxanne Everett ▪ Dean Forbes ▪ Jeremiah Hammer ▪ Chris Heard ▪ Melissa Herzog ▪ Sheri Jacobson ▪ Siege ▪ Hall Jameson ▪ Hyunju Kim ▪ Sonya Lang ▪

Leonardo Lanzolla ▪ Mike Leonard ▪ Terrell Lozada ▪ Vikram Madan ▪ Kathleen Mciver ▪ Melinda Mergendahl ▪ Naoko Morisawa ▪

Lisa Myers Bulmash ▪ Barbara Noonan ▪ Gen Obata ▪

Jesse Proebstel ▪ Kari Westphal ▪ Martine Workman



Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, closed holidays


Location: Centennial Center Gallery, 400 West Gowe Street, Kent, Washington


Give Me Culture



NEW! Give Me Culture Grant Overview

The City of Kent Arts Commission’s “Give Me Culture” program offers small, flexible grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the general public in Kent. Awards are intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities, especially by ethnically diverse or underserved communities.

• $1,000 award maximum
• No deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, year-round (must be received at least two months before the start of the project or event date)


More information 

Community Arts Support Program 



The City of Kent Arts Commission’s Community Arts Support Program provides financial support for arts projects by arts and cultural organizations, community service groups and individual artists. The program is designed to encourage, develop and support community arts programming that serves the general public in the Kent area. 


Applications are due Friday, October 7, 2016 

More information 

 Kent Arts Commission

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Contact: (253) 856-5050, artscommission@kentwa.gov