Our Story

The Jansen Art Center creates opportunities for the community to engage in the arts.

Who We Are

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 quarterly programs, 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.

Jansen Art Center is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All or a portion of donations to Jansen Art Center are tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor regarding applicable IRS regulations. EIN 45-4060718 Section 1

New Temporary Hours

We are open Thursday – Saturday, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM 

Closed Sunday – Wednesday

Admission to our galleries is free.
(Classes require paid registration and certain events are ticketed)

Contact Us

Address: 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: 360.354.3600
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: facebook.com/JansenArtCenter/
Instagram: instagram.com/jansenartcenter


To the left of the main entrance, there is a door by the Textile’s Studio with a ramp accessing the main floor. On the main floor, there is a lift that can then take you to the top floor.


There is a 3-hour street parking available in front of the building. There are also two side alleys and a back alley with parking spaces.

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