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

Who We Are

In August of 2012, designers, creatives, architects 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.


Read more about our History and Renovation.

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 S


The J is currently operating on temporarily limited hours. We are open to the public each week Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.

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]

Take a Virtual Tour of the J


To the left of the main entrance, there is a door by the Textiles 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 3-hour street parking available in front of the building. There are also two side alleys and a back alley with parking spaces.

Financial Scholarship Program

The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts, and we recognize that financial barriers are one way that limit access to the arts. If a scholarship would enable you to attend one of our programs, please fill out this form! Scholarships are available for people of all ages and can be applied to all programs from classes to exhibit submission fees.

The Jansen Art Center recognizes that we are located on the ancestral lands of the Nooksack Tribe and Coast Salish peoples.