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.

Inspiration, innovation, inventiveness, and originality were central in the creation of the Jansen Art Center and continue to be in all that happens here. No matter your background, age or experience level, there is something for you to enjoy. Find your creative spark in a class. Discover the history of our character-filled building. Explore gifts and learn the stories behind the art in our Gallery Shop. Get lost in the music by local performers. Find inspiration in unique exhibits. Be a part of the Jansen Art Center.

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

Meet the Team

Get to know our hard working staff and board that makes the J what it is.



Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11am–7pm
Wednesday: 11am–7pm
Thursday: 11am–7pm
Friday: 11am–5pm
Saturday: 11am–5pm

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


Visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information. We are continuing to monitor safety protocols, including consulting with our local health department, regional arts organizations, and the CDC. We will be transparent and timely with any updates to changes to our safety protocols at the J. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.


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.

Take a Virtual Tour of the J

Contact Us

Address: 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: 360.354.3600
Email: [email protected]

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.