Kent Creates is a community of imagination and inspiration for anyone who creates or seeks to be inspired by creativity. Kent Creates is a platform for artists, musicians, writers, crafters, illustrators, dancers, filmmakers, hobbyists, and other creatives to share their work and meet people with similar interests. Kent Creates is for the professional poet and for the amateur who writes short stories in the break room at lunch. Kent Creates is for people who make their living as musicians, and it is for people who are picking their high school instrument back up and putting together a band twenty years later. Kent Creates is for sharing creative work of all kinds – drawings, cartoons, recipes, do-it-yourself how-to videos, short films – anything you can dream up. Use your imagination. Get inspired. Kent Creates is for YOU!
HOW IT WORKS
You can simply browse or, if you’d like to upload your own work to an open exhibit, create an account to get started. Uploaded art work will be reviewed and published weekly by Kent Arts Commission staff. After approval, your artwork will appear on the site. The Kent Arts Commission will vote on work entered for each exhibit after the closing date. The winners will receive awards and benefits as outlined in the specifics for each exhibit, and their work will appear in the featured carousel on the Kent Creates home page.
Winners of the most recent exhibit on Kent Creates, Vacations and Summer Celebrations
Naoko Morisawa, “My Collection – Beach,” wood mosaic collage
Erica Peto, “Moonlight Ferry,” photo
Joan Stuart Ross, “Summer Boats,” encaustic painting
Adrienne Barker, “Carolyn Downs 2017,” acrylic painting
Suzanne Bailie, “Sweet Strawberry Scented Flowers,” collage
The most recent exhibit is open April 1 through June 30 and focuses on the theme of “Awakening.” The call for entries encourages artists and creative minds to gain inspiration from blooming flowers, longer days, and all things spring.
The “Awakening” exhibit is open to any creative endeavor – photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. Work may be submitted through June 30. The Kent Arts Commission will select the top five pieces, which will receive $200 honorariums and featured status on the site.
Image credit is Erica Peto, “The First Sign”