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Cultural Programs


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The Kent Arts Commission provides a wide-range of cultural experiences close to home.








Spotlight Series - September through April
Music, dance, theater and family entertainment are all featured in this stellar program


Summer Concert  Series - July and August  

Featuring a wide variety of free, outdoor peformances at the following locations: 

Republice Services Wednesday Picnic Performances, 12 noon - 1:00pm, Town Square Plaza, 2nd & Harrison

Thursdays at the Lake, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street
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Centennial Center Gallery   

Award winning artists from throughout the Puget Sound region exhibit at the Centennial Center Gallery. Exhibiting artists are selected during the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit. Applications for this juried show are due in March of each year. 
Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.
Location: Centennial Center Gallery, 400 W Gowe St, Kent

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

The Kent Arts Commission has been collecting artwork for more than 30 years. Link to our interactive map of our public art collection to learn more. 


150_BayerEarthworks    The Herbert Bayer Earthwork is a much loved public park, stormwater detention dam, and Modernist masterpiece. Learn more about this landscape and other art and reclamation sites in the Green River Valley.




Kids' Arts Day - March   

A wide variety of hands-on arts projects makes this a favorite annual event for elementary school children and their families. $10 admission for kids; adults and children 2 years old and younger are free. 
All hands-on projects are free with admission!
Occurs annually on the 1st Saturday in March in celebration of Youth Arts Month.

2015 Date: Saturday, March 7

Location: Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Avenue North, Kent 

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Student Art Walk - March  

Highlights the creativity of over 450 students from the Kent School District.  Artwork is displayed in twenty downtown Kent businesses and the Centennial Center Gallery.
Occurs annually during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of March, with the reception on the 2nd Friday.

2014 Dates: March 10-21

Reception: Friday, March 14, 5-7pm
Cost: Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.

Location: Centennial Center Gallery, Historic Downtown Kent and Kent Station 

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Splash - 4th of July  

The Splash takes place on July 4th at scenic Lake Meridian Park from 12 noon until the last firework is lit.
An annual event.

2014 Date: Friday, July 4

Cost: Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.

Location: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St, Kent 

Transportation: Shuttle buses available from 3 locations 

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Cornucopia Days 5K Fun Run & Walk - July   

Both serious runners and casual walkers enjoy this event!  

Occurs annually in conjunction with the Kent Lions' Cornucopia Days. 

2014 Date: Saturday, July 12

Location: Three Friends Fishing Hole, located at 20025 Russell Road 

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Christmas Rush Fun Run & Walk - December 

Random prize drawings, live music and awards for top 5 finishers in each age group make the Christmas Rush a fun family event. Both the 5k and 10k are certified out and back courses.  Last year, over 2,800 people participated in the event. 
This event occurs annually on the 2nd Saturday in December. 

2014 Date: Saturday, December 13
Location: Russell Road Park

Times: 10k @ 9:50 a.m. -and- 5k @ 10:00

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