Galleries & museums

Explore locally owned and operated galleries, museums, art studios, and more.

KSU Downtown Gallery

The Downtown Gallery exhibits art from local, regional, national and international artists with new exhibitions every 4-6 weeks. Students, faculty and staff also have opportunities to exhibit their work in the space. They host receptions for each new show that are free and open to the public!

141 E. Main St.

McKay Bricker Framing & Gallery

McKay Bricker Framing & Gallery offers professional custom framing, unique merchandise and gifts as well as original local art. From photographs to oil paintings, they have a wide array of options for all art lovers.

141 E. Main St.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

Standing Rock Cultural Arts mission is to build community through the arts and nourishing the spirit of creativity by providing art and educational activities that allow children and the general public to explore the arts. They opportunities to artists to bring their work to the community through exhibitions, poetry readings, workshops, performances, festivals, public art projects and special events.

300 N. Water St.


FJ Kluth Gallery is home to art and antiques with exhibition space and educational classes. With a heavy interest in the cultural arts and inclusion of the community, this space is always open to the public.

300 N. Water St.

Kent Historical Society & Museum

The Kent Historical Society brings educational programs to schools, businesses, and civic organizations, as well as collaborate with community groups on projects such as the preservation of our historic Pioneer Cemetery, the Main Street Kent revitalization program, and historic preservation projects in the community. They are dedicated to documenting Kent history through artifacts, records, and documents from the people of our community, our living history.

237 E. Main St.

Kent State Museum

The Kent State University Museum advances the understanding of world cultures through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting fashion, textiles, and related arts to students, scholars and the general public.

515 Hilltop Drive.

May 4th Visitor Center

The Visitor Center tells the May 4 story, set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s at Kent State University. Using images, artifacts and multimedia, the center’s exhibits tell the story of the decade leading up to May 4, 1970, the events of that day, the aftermath and the historical impact.

101 Taylor Hall, 300 Midway Dr.

The Kent Free Library

The Kent Free Library is open to the public and offers a wide variety of activities for adults and children. They offer 3-D printing, a computer lab for public use, meeting rooms and art exhibits!

312 W. Main St.