J birthday

August 6 starting at 11am!

Art Activities 11:45-12:30pm: Sample Class with the Northwest Ballet Academy (all ages welcome) Membership Drive

Ice Cream Social

#AtTheJ Photo Contest

  1. Make your own sign filling in the blank: I _____ at the J, or stop by the Photo Booth at the Birthday Party and use our props!
  2. Take a picture of you with your sign, and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AtTheJ, or on Facebook, tagging the Jansen Art Center anytime before 4pm on Saturday, August 6.
  3. Be entered to win a Jansen Art Center Sweatshirt!
  4. Enter as many times as you’d like with different photos.

Your photos will be added to the photo collage on this page, and may be used in future marketing materials for the Jansen Art Center.

Good luck!

Live Performances

11:00-12:30pm: Jammin’ @ the J Jazz Combo performance in the Piano Lounge

Give the J a Birthday Gift!

Historic Tours of the Jansen Art Center

12:00pm 1:05pm 2:15pm

Take a tour of the Jansen Art Center with Sarah Clark-Langager. Learn about the history of the building and current art exhibits. Have your picture taken from the inside of one of our jail cells. Tours leave from the Information Table just inside the main Front Street entrance – by the Gallery Shop.  
Register for Fall Classes – Special Birthday Discounts!

Birthday Specials at the Firehall Cafe!

Stash Sale & Textile Studio Demonstrations

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Thank you to our Sponsors


1:00pm: Children’s Musical Theatre performance in the Chamber Hall

1:05pm: Historic Tour of the Jansen Art Center starts in the front entry

2:15pm: Historic Tour of the Jansen Art Center starts in the front entry

2:30-4:30pm: Westfalia performs in the Piano Lounge

2:30pm: Improv/Theatre Games with the Gogh Teens in the Chamber Hall

4:00pm: Sing Happy Birthday to the J and enjoy birthday cake in the Piano Lounge

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The following activities will take place all day from 11:00-5:00!

Yarn Bomb Community Art Project • Button-Making • Plein Air Painting  • Paint a Village • Photo booth • Birthday Card making

Ceramics Studio Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser: Pick out a handmade ceramic bowl for $10. Ice Cream is free. Proceeds benefit the ceramics studio.

Stash Sale and Textile Studio Demonstrations: An extensive collection of yarn, suitable for weaving, knitting, crochet • A LeClerc 4-harness loom• A warping reel • A drum carder • A Union loom, 2-harness counterbalance • Miscellaneous weaving tools, including many rug shuttles • A collection of books on a wide range of textile topics.

Visit the new art exhibits: Barbara Sternberger in the Fine Arts Gallery, Colleen Hoffenbacker in the Chamber Hall, Lynne Oulman in the Library Gallery and the Late Summer Juried Exhibit throughout the rest of the building.

Specials in the Firehall Cafe including a $4.00, 16ounce Dalmation Mocha!

Enjoy Special Birthday Discounts  and be the first to register for Fall Classes including Musical Theatre, Ceramics, Group Guitar, Jewelry and more! A preview of Fall Classes will be available soon!

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Membership Drive

Sign up or renew your membership on our birthday and you will receive 15% off classes for a year plus additional perks. If you register online or at the party, you’ll automatically be entered into our hourly prize giveaway. The last drawing will be at 4:00 p.m., so the earlier you enter the better chance you will have. Below is a clip from our membership video about the importance of being a member.

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  The Firehall Cafe’s head chef, Lindsy, shares what she does #AtTheJ

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A big thank you to our sponsors!

Hope Lutheran Church • Village Books • Bellewood Acres • Homestead Fitness • Westside Building Supply • Bellingham Wind Works • Lynden Tribune • Bellingham Herald • Susan • Jeff and Debra McClure • Paratex Pest Control • Nooksack Northwood Casino • Umpqua Bank • SPARK Museum • Mt. Baker Theater 

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