Make a Difference Today!
Art is essential. Art welcomes community regardless of ethnicity, economic status, geographic location, gender or age. Art tells a story about our culture, history and values. Art connects people and celebrates humanity.
Did You Know?
Did you know that during our 6-month closure, the Jansen Art Center was able to safely provide our studio artists a place to create, and touched the lives of local Hospice workers? For so many in the community, our open studio hours provide the necessary space, means and support they need to thrive. At the start of phase 2, the J was able to invite our studio communities back, and to a safe, controlled environment. With the hope of sharing the support and joy they received upon returning to the J, our ceramics studio donated over 30 heart shaped bowls to local Hospice organizations. To extend our mission beyond our physical reach, the J also partnered with other local organizations to produce Whatcom Arts Project content for the public. Reaching nearly 30,000 viewers, our contribution to this project included musical performances, art education videos and studio tours from local artists. As of September 10, the J has now reopened with limited operations and will continue to open up programming as soon as it’s safe to do so under the Washington State guidelines.
Why the J is an Important Part of the Community
While the “What” of our work here at the J is important, the “Why” of what we do is vital to our vision. With your financial support, the J has become a place for all to express themselves and to learn. Creating and experiencing art gives individuals a sense of purpose, meaning, and fulfillment, as well as adding balance to our lives. As a result of this crisis in particular, we have found out just how essential art is in contributing to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Ways to Support
Help us make a difference today through a donation or membership. The J depends on supporters like you to continue our mission of bringing art engagement to the community, especially during these tough times. As a non-profit Art Center, we do not receive traditional funding from the city, county, or state. Instead, we rely on memberships, donations, grants and fundraisers, as well as aid from our brilliant team of over 125 volunteers to make our vision a reality. Your generous gift provides the tools for a lifetime of creativity and a strengthened community. When the Arts come to life, anything is possible… and all because of you!
The Jansen Art Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 45-4060718.
Thank you for your continued support!
Vin Quenneville, Executive Director, and The J Board