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Creative in Kent

Travel shouldn’t just be about visiting a place. It’s about creating an experience. Tap into the lively art scene in Kent, Washington.

Stroll a gallery, invest in a future Frida Kahlo or create a masterpiece of your own. Kent’s art scene is vibrant and bustling. Here are a few ways to get creative—and be inspired—in Kent.

Get up close to art

Whether you’re looking to acquire or just admire, Kent offers these art-filled options:

  • Centennial Center Gallery showcases local artists and rotating exhibits. Now showing through August 24—the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit, featuring dozens of works by Washington state artists.
  • Kent Third Thursday Art Walk features local artists, live music and free kids’ art activities. Artists and art lovers will enjoy food truck fare that showcases Kent’s delicious global cuisine. Start your walk at Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons.
  • Creativity has no boundaries in Kent. Public art installations are scattered throughout downtown and in Kent’s parks and outdoor spaces.

Feed your inner artist

For artists and aspiring artists, these two bustling Kent studios will help kick your right brain into action:

  • Artists of all ages can try their hand at drawing, painting, sewing and more at Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons. Brush up on your forte or explore a new medium without breaking your budget.

(Psst, artists 21 and older. Both studios offer create-and-sip events. Because everyone is a master after a glass or two of wine.)

Feeling inspired? Find out more about all there is to see and do in Kent.