Welcome to the Jansen Art Center! Our mission is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts.

About Us

Making a Difference

In August of 2012, visionaries, architects, designers, and contractors came together to build something unique not just for Lynden, but all of Whatcom County. What was once the City Hall and Fire Hall on Lynden’s Front Street, now stands The Jansen Art Center. With 6 creative art studios, a 110 seat performance hall, 2 floors of exhibit space, a cafe, and gallery shop, the J is a bright lovely place for all to enjoy.

Using a quarterly program system, new classes and exhibits are updated every three months, bringing new sights and opportunities. The J strives to be a place for artists to create, teach, share, and engage the community in the arts. Whether it’s ceramics, dance, fine art & painting, jewelry, music, textiles, exhibits, or performances, there is something for everyone here.

Classes Held Quarterly
Yearly Visits

Classes & Workshops

We are dedicated to creating a community of inspiration and discovery. A place where children, teens and adults learn, create, and have fun in a relaxed, professional studio environment.

Upcoming Events

Join our Kids Do Art! Creative Challenge for ages 6-14! 

Similar to our Falling Out of the Box Challenge, in order to participate, you’ll purchase a box full of mystery materials. You’ll then use those materials to create your own unique art piece that we will  be featured in an exhibit at the J! There will be 3 different box challenges, each having new materials and themes.

As a gift to the community during Washington State’s Stay Home – Stay Safe Order, Bellingham, and Whatcom County artists, musicians, actors, storytellers, dancers, filmmakers, performers, and arts supporters have come together to create the Whatcom Arts Project. Free, daily online content is available through this campaign to uplift, educate, and inspire during these difficult times, while we socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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