Welcome to the Jansen Art Center!
Our mission is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts.

Making a Difference

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 café and gallery shop, the J is a bright, lovely place for all to enjoy.

The J creates opportunities for the community to engage in the arts. Using a quarterly program system, new classes and exhibits are updated every three months. Whether it’s ceramics, dance, fine art & painting, jewelry, music, textiles, exhibits or performances, there is something for everyone at the Jansen Art Center.

Classes Held Quarterly
Yearly Visits

Classes & Workshops

We are dedicated to creating a community of inspiration and discovery. A place where children, teens and adults can learn, create and have fun in a relaxed, professional studio environment.

Upcoming Events

Join our Kids Do Art! Creative Challenge for ages 6-14

Similar to our Falling Out of the Box Challenge, in order to participate, you’ll purchase a box full of mystery materials and then use those materials to create your own unique art piece that we will be featured in an exhibit at the J! There are be 3 different box challenges, one for October, November and December, each having new materials and themes.

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