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 will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln St. and downtown Kent, near Haymaker Parkway. The event will feature a wide variety of interactive creative activities presented by local and regional artists and art educators. Attendees can 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!
Beginning in April, the ARTIST application will be available ONLINE only. (Details to follow) 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. After a review by the KCF Programming Committee, those artists chosen to participate in the 2020 Kent Creativity Festival will be notified by July 1 of this year. To help defray the cost of supplies and materials, each artist will receive $250 that will be distributed two weeks after the event. Artists performing on the stage only will receive $125, also distributed two weeks after the event.