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Blue_Earth_installationGallery 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: Blake Carter and barry johnson 

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, April 3 – Friday, May 17, 2019 

Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Blake Carter - All of Us (Population of Kent - Detail) (002)


 Blake Carter

Blake’s recent pieces feature hundreds and often thousands of small figure drawings. No two figures are exactly the same, but together they’re more similar than different, just like all of us. Inspired by Kent’s diverse and growing population, Blake created “All of Us (Population of Kent)” specifically for this show. The 3-by-5 foot drawing includes more than 130,000 tiny figures – one for every person who lives in Kent.

Image credit: “All of Us (Population of Kent – Detail),” ink on paper, 36” x 60”, © 2019, Blake Carter





barry johnson

barry Johnson is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist, author, and TEDx speaker. barry's work reflects events happening around the world and in his daily life. He's known for constantly changing the medium and nature of his pieces and his work focuses on three areas; community, culture, and connection.

Image credit: “Untitled 128,” house paint on canvas, 48” x 36”, © barry johnson


 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.