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Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

closed weekends and holidays


400 West Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032

(253) 856-5050,

Exhibition Opportunities:

Artists are selected by a panel during the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit. Applications are due in March each year.

Current Exhibit

Artists: Phil Eidenberg Noppe and Tara McDermott 

Exhibit Dates: Thursday, January 9 – Friday, February 28, 2020




 Phil Eidenberg Noppe 

Phil Eidenberg-Noppe’s photography ranges from documentary to “impressionist.”  He is interested in history, identity, place and ritual, particularly in relation to the diverse cultural groups that live in the Puget Sound region. His “Transcend-Dance” series depicts how these cultures achieve transcendence beyond the realm of the “normal” through dance.


Image credit: “Chinese Children’s Dance” Archival Pigment Print, 20” x 27”, © 2016, Phil Eidenberg-Noppe




Tara McDermott 

Tara McDermott has a BFA in photography from UW and exhibits at Seattle’s Columbia City Gallery. The subject matter of her work has grown out of an obsession with the natural world. She loves exploring the landscape with her vintage Hasselblad camera. Additional info can be found at


Image credit: "Prosper," Photograph, 33” x 32" (HxW), © 2018, Tara McDermott


 Centennial Center Gallery

The Centennial Center Gallery is a program of the City of Kent Arts Commission with a mission to celebrate art, to provide diverse artists with exhibition opportunities, and to encourage public engagement. 

The Gallery presents the work of Washington State artists in solo and small-group exhibitions, as well as an annual Summer Art Exhibit featuring an eclectic mix of work from multiple artists. Exhibitions and events are presented throughout the year, and exhibitions range in length from two to 12 weeks – all are open to the public and free of charge. 

Artists apply to exhibit in the Gallery through an annual process. DEADLINE is in mid-March each year. Artwork is chosen by carefully selected panels of arts professionals, City staff, City leaders, and community representatives.