Call for entries is open now

The Kent Arts Commission wants entries for an online exhibit for Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture and creative endeavors. The current exhibit will run Oct. 3 through Dec. 31 with a theme of “Holiday Traditions.”

The most recent exhibit for Kent Creates is open October 3 through December 31 and focuses on the theme of “Holiday Traditions.” The call for entries reads:

For this Kent Creates exhibit, the Kent Arts Commission encourages artists and creative minds to look to holiday traditions for inspiration. There are many autumn and winter holidays celebrating harvest, gratitude, family, light, spiritual traditions, and more – Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, Oktoberfest, Moon Festival, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, Ramadan, and Winter Solstice to name just a few. 

The “Holiday Traditions” exhibit is open to any creative endeavor – photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. Work may be submitted through December 31, at which time the exhibit will close. 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.

[Source: Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs Manager for the City of Kent]