The Jansen Art Center celebrates its 10th anniversary

Submitted by Jansen Art Center

The Jansen Art Center is pleased to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. During the multi-day celebration, we invite our community to experience all that The J has to offer through specially curated events, including the Denim & Diamonds Gala on August 5th.

Since opening in 2012, the Jansen Art Center has been widely embraced by residents of Whatcom County and beyond, in part due to the extensive programming and events offered throughout the year. In 2021, we hosted over 11,000 program visits and are on track to double our attendance rates in 2022. We could not offer quality programming without our supporters and their generous contributions.

All proceeds generated from the Denim & Diamonds Gala directly support The J’s mission. Tickets to the event are $100 each and include a plated meal, alcoholic beverages (cheers!), live entertainment, exclusive access to the live auction and private auctions. in silent auction. Want to take part in the bidding action? Please see below:

  • Our live auction will feature 12 unique Pacific Northwest experiences, such as an exclusive dinner for 10 by Board Member and Chef Terry Redden and a day of off-roading with Executive Director Vin Quenneville.
  • Our silent auction provides an opportunity for those who can’t attend the Denim & Diamonds Gala to get in on the action. The silent auction will run from July 30 to August 7, 2022 and will be held virtually. Please visit our website to access the auction while bidding is ongoing. Other events on our celebration schedule include Celebrate the Schimmel + Champagne Toast on August 4th and a day-long celebration at the Center on August 6th. and concert tickets. Live music will begin at 11 a.m. and will run in conjunction with programming in the Textile, Ceramics and Jewelry studios. The day’s festivities will end at 5 p.m. Please see the featured lineup below.
  • Indigo Dye Dip – Choose a towel pre-stamped with resin, twist your own design and dip it in!
  • Take and make dog tags – Create a gift for your favorite furry friend. Pop in and do a quick giveaway and learn some new skills while you’re here!
  • Swizzle Sticks – Twist, bend and create your own Swizzle Sticks. Add the garnish of your choice and you’re ready to go for aperitif time.

“The Jansen Art Center was born out of the need for a place where artists could create, teach and engage the community in art,” says founder Heidi Doornenbal. “We are very grateful to have the support of the community, exemplified by the vibrancy of our studios, exhibitions and performances, a dedicated staff, [and] volunteers who give their time and talents to advance our mission. We look forward to continuing to serve as a resource, a meeting place, a safe environment and a center of expression for the community for generations to come! »

Please visit our website to book your tickets and start planning your visit.

The J would like to thank Audi Bellingham, BECU, Newsroom and Avenue Bread for their contributions to the success of our 10th anniversary celebration. See you soon for everyone!

About the Jansen Art Center

The Jansen Art Center opened in the summer of 2012 and has been a focal point for regional arts appreciation and education ever since. A dynamic space brimming with creativity, our multidisciplinary arts center offers year-round exhibitions and class concerts, all in a beautifully renovated historic building. On the site of Lynden’s former Town Hall and Fire Station now stands a welcoming arts community, full of opportunities for skill enhancement and personal growth. Classes at The J rotate seasonally, with options for performers of all ages and skill levels. Whether it’s ceramics, painting, jewelry, music, textiles or exhibitions, if you’re thinking of stretching your creative limbs, this is the place to do it. The Jansen Art Center is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All or part of donations to the Jansen Art Center are tax deductible.