Kent is a city of art, and the Centennial Center Gallery is the epicenter. The City of Kent Arts Commission’s gallery in downtown Kent showcases local artists and rotating exhibits. Every summer, the gallery hosts the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit, which runs June through August. Dozens of artists throughout Washington state submit hundreds of artworks to be considered for exhibition. Typically, around 60 pieces are selected. Each year, a purchase jury selects artworks from the exhibit to recommend be added to the city’s portable art collection, which is displayed in public areas of city buildings.