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Kent Arts Commission

Kent Summer Concert Series









A summer tradition in Kent!  Performances for the entire family. 




Spotlight Series


Shining a light on the best entertainment!


A performance series that has something for the entire family.



Christmas Rush Fun Run/Walk

  PC078690    A holiday tradition in Kent!  The Christmas Rush will celebrate 32 years on Saturday, December 13th!

Fourth of July Splash

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











Centennial Center Gallery


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Artist credit along vertical line:


Aimez Beaucoup, acrylic, 16 x 20 inches,

copyright Carrie Schmitt, 2014















Summer Art Exhibit & Reception 


Works by over 27 different artists on display throughout the summer.



Wednesday, June 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m


Dates: Wednesday, June 4 -Friday, August 29, 2014 






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  


Kent Kids' Arts Day



Celebrating 27 years on Saturday, March 1st at the Kent Commons.  Over 15 different hands-on art projects lead by professional artists.  Stage entertainment by students from the Kent School District and a full day of doing art makes Kent Kids' Arts Day and experience for the entire family.











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 18, 2013 

More information  



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