Kent Arts Commission
Through 3/31/2017

The Kent Arts Commission has launched Kent Creates – a new web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors – and is seeking creative work of all kinds around the theme of “home” for an exhibit that runs January 23 through March 31.

The call reads: What does ‘home’ mean to you? In today’s world, many people move far away from the place they were born and raised, to distant cities, states, and countries. As a result, our communities are more diverse with people from varied ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and geographic backgrounds. Despite our differences, home is a common concept, one that elicits strong feelings, memories, and hopes. Is home where you currently live? Is it where you’re from? Is home a place or is it a feeling? Is it a group of people, a memory, or even a period of time? What is HOME?

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

Work – drawings, cartoons, recipes, do-it-yourself how-to videos, short films, and anything else creative minds can dream up – may be submitted through March 31 at KentCreates.com, at which time the exhibit will close. The Kent Arts Commission will select the top five pieces, which will receive $100 and featured status on the site. Kent Creates is free to use and anyone can sign up; there is no requirement to live in Kent.