5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

You’re invited to the J’s annual summer fundraising event – Art in the Alley!

On Saturday, August 3, we will have live music, art activities, demonstrations, raffle, beer & wine garden, and BBQ. It all takes place behind the Jansen Art Center in Judson Alley. We’re planning a fun, outdoor dance party in celebration of the arts in our community.

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Paul Klein & The Atlantics

Paul Klein was raised in Oregon and grew up listening to the great Northwest Dance bands like Paul Revere, The Wailers, Kingsmen, Sonics in Junior High. At 17, his life changed when he heard Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells and a generous mixture of the San Francisco Psychedelic bands the came through Portland. In 76, he moved to Bellingham, Washington to join a band called Wet Paint and after a couple, great years touring in an old school bus started another band called Eddie and the Atlantics with the guitarist and friend Jim Fricke. They enjoyed playing in Seattle at the Fabulous Rainbow where they met a great community of local musicians that were part of a great vibrant music scene. The band name was simplified down to “The Atlantics” when Paul assumed leadership for the future of the band, which has been a local favorite in Bellingham for the past 25 years to date. More recently, Paul has focused in on his solo career. With a little help from his friends, he assembled his most recent CD (which includes 12 tracks and features the four sample songs above). He plays Monday evenings at the local Boundary Bay Brewery and “The Atlantics” continue to perform year-round at local venues or for special occasions (such as birthdays/weddings/etc). Paul continues to works full time as a musician, teacher, husband, and father of three in Bellingham, WA.

Opening Artist

Rosewood – Kathleen Dean & Sophia Van Zonneveld

These strongly creative women have known each other for a lifetime, and their harmonies reflect that cohesive element in the music they play. Kathleen & Sophia’s love of Classic Rock Ballads originates from childhood and takes root in their passion to perform. Sultry in nature, their genres include Indie, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Ballads, and Country from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Studio Showcase

Ceramics, Dance, Fine Art, Jewelry, Music, and Textiles

Each of the J’s studios will participate in a special studio showcase in Judson Alley. Check out the art activities, demonstrations, and items available for sale!

6/17/19 Update – Our ceramics studio will be selling beer steins, produced right here in our studio. The steins will sell for $30 and include a beer and proceeds will benefit our ceramics studio.

Beer & Wine Garden

The Firehall Cafe staff will be serving from their menu of local beer and wine out on the back patio.


This event is sponsored by individuals and local businesses each year. If you would like to become a sponsor by making a donation or donating an item to our raffle, please complete the online form or contact Margaret at 360-354-3600.

2019 Art in the Alley Sponsors – TBA


We will once again have a raffle at Art in the Alley. Purchase raffle tickets and put your tickets in the jars of the items you hope to win! We are currently collecting raffle items from local artists and businesses and will add updates closer to the event.

Donations suggestions include gift certificates to area businesses, original artwork (functional ceramics, quilts, jewelry), products that your business sells, gift baskets, etc.

If you have an item you would like to donate contact Margaret via email or phone at 360-354-3600.


1 raffle ticket is included with entry ticket purchase.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Jansen Art Center’s Gallery Shop. Tickets purchased online have a $1.50 convenience fee added to the price. All tickets are non-refundable. Tickets purchased online will be at the Will Call at the event entrance. If you would prefer your tickets be mailed to you, please contact us after placing your order to make arrangements – 360-354-3600 or

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Art in the Alley Ticket – 1 Raffle Ticket Includedshow details + $26.50 (USD)  

  • August 3, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm