Kent Arts Commission
Now through 6/30/2020

The Kent Arts Commission is always seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors.

Its current call, through June 30, is based on the theme Kaleidoscopes. We have all played with kaleidoscopes – the instruments containing loose bits of colored glass or plastic and mirrors placed so that changes of position create an endless variety of patterns. The word kaleidoscope invokes changing colors, patterns, or scenes; a succession of phases or actions; changing fashions; and diverse collections. What does kaleidoscope mean to you? Visit and share your creative ideas with us!

This call is open to any creative endeavor – photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. The Kent Arts Commission will select the top five pieces, which will receive $200 honorariums and featured status on the site.

Kent Creates encourages Kent residents to be creative; it is a web platform for artists, musicians, writers, crafters, illustrators, dancers, filmmakers, hobbyists, and other creatives to share their work and meet people with similar interests. Creative work of all kinds may be shared on Kent Creates is free to use and anyone can sign up; there is no requirement to live in Kent.

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.