2018 Kent Creativity Festival | Kent State University

2018 Kent Creativity Festival

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time and Location:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Rockwell Hall and downtown Kent, Ohio

Check back soon if you would like to share your artistic talents with people of all ages in a hands-on environment that allows everyone to Be An Artist 

  • Our annual CALL For ARTISTS online application process will be available beginning February 28, 2018
  • A $250 stipend is provided to artists after the festival in order to cover the cost of supplies

The festival is being planned by a group of local stakeholders, including Kent State University, the City of Kent, Main Street Kent, local non-profit organizations and Kent businesses. 

Besides sponsorships, we encourage the general public to help make the festival a success by making a donation at the link below.  

Help us to make the Kent Creativity Festival a success!  

Your support is appreciated!

The annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art. Artists prepare and lead interactive creative activities that will engage and inspire visitors to explore their own creativity and participate in the joy and transformative power of making art and sharing it with others.  We have included a list of interactive activities from the 2016 Kent Creativity Festival below.  


Musical instrument petting zoo: explore and play with band, orchestra and world music instruments. 

Side walk art chalk: create drawings (2D or 3D) using washable sidewalk chalk.

Poetry: create poems with a pre-established theme.

Improvisation/story telling: improvise a story/scene using props.

Paintings on easels: watch various artists paint or draw objects or elements from nature.

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