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Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

Location: Rockwell Parking Lot at the corner of Main Street and Lincoln Street on the Kent Campus of Kent State University

Join us for a special, socially distanced Kent Creativity Festival. During this event, you will be able to drive-in to the Kent Creativity Festival and participate in a hands-on art project – all from the safety of your own vehicle!

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.

A group of local stakeholders, including Kent State University, the City of Kent, Main Street Kent, local non-profit organizations and Kent businesses, plans the festival. For people of all ages in a hands-on environment that allows everyone to BE AN ARTIST! 

The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the City of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts presents an annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln St. and downtown Kent, near Haymaker Parkway. The event features a wide variety of interactive creative activities presented by local and regional artists and art educators.  Attendees enjoy hands-on activities in jewelry-making, weaving, dance, silk screen, architecture, creative writing, improvisational theatre, poetry, sewing and music therapy. This multigenerational event is free and open to everyone. Over 2,500 visitors enjoyed the festival in 2019!

We ask artists to ENGAGE our visitors, being prepared on the day of the festival with supplies and materials for 200+ very enthusiastic, budding artists including children, adults and seniors. 



  • Artists


    Kent Roosevelt High School Marching Band, 11:00 a.m. – Directed by Dr. J. Roebke

  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    Enjoy a photo gallery of many of the activities captured during the Sept. 30, 2017 Kent Creativity Festival. Check out barefoot painting, indigo dye technique, conducting the orchestra, Unity Project and much more! 


  • Donations


    Help us to make the Kent Creativity Festival a success! We appreciate your support of this Kent community event.

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