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Open 11:00 - 4:00
Tuesday - Saturday

Admission is Always FREE

Jaques Building

"Under the Watertower"

121 Second St. NW - Aitkin, MN 56431


"Celebrate the Visual Arts!"

For a listing of events for 2015, Calendar/Schedule (pdf)

The deadline to enter the Jaques Art Center's 12th Annual Juried show is December 1. Cash will be awarded. The theme this year is 'It's a Wondrous World' which incorporates just about anything you would want to provide for the show.

The Show will be judged by professional painter/artist, Derek Davis. Any media is accepted, family friendly art is accepted. Click here for the entry form or call or come in to obtain one--218-927-2363. Shown here is the First Place Winner last year by Don Walvatne of 'Lake Country Loons.'


  • ST. NICHOLAS DAY TEAS The Fifteenth Annual Celebration of St. Nick’s Day will be held on Dec. 8 and also on Dec. 9 at the Jaques Art Center from 12 - 2 p.m.

    The guest speaker will be Sylvia Allen speaking on ‘One Voice’ - How one person’s voice impacted the lives of children in Africa. Enjoy the delightful light-fare luncheon and linger to shop the Jaques’ Christmas Marketplace. Tickets are $20. Call the Jaques for reservations. 218-927-2363.
  • Sign up for a chance to win a beautiful 'Silent Walker' made by Pat Becker. The drawing will be on December 11. Christmas Marketplace will open to the public on November 11 at 11 a.m.

silent walker

  •  Christmas Marketplace at the Jaques Art Center is in full swing with unique, one-of-a-kind gifts galore made in Minnesota by Minnesota artists and crafters. This is art you won’t find in any of the big box stores. There are gifts for everyone and all budgets. Handmade pottery; wooden wine stoppers; scarves and mittens; toy wooden airplanes, trucks and tractors will be handed down to future generations.

    Christmas Marketplace is good Aitkin, good for the Jaques and is great for the artists, gift-givers, and gift-receivers alike. Everyone wins big for the holidays.

    This year a new dimension will be added to the traditional holiday shopping at the Jaques. Two ‘Angel Trees’ will be available for you to join in the spirit of giving. One tree will be dedicated to donation of funds which will help the ongoing work of ‘Sylvia’s Children’, a school and orphanage in Uganda started by Sylvia Allen, owner of the Butler
    Building in Aitkin. Sylvia will be the guest speaker at the annual Christmas St. Nicholas Day Teas on December 8th. and 9th. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit card. Call 218-927-2363.

    The second ‘Angel Tree’ will be focused on helping Aitkin Area Rescue Services whose purpose is to facilitate placement of displaced dogs and cats into new homes. The organization has a long wish list for all the animals they care for while waiting for new families. The need is great and we hope you will come to the Jaques, pick an ornament, buy the suggested item and bring it back to the Jaques and place it under the tree. Would you like to be an angel in a dog or cat’s life? Contact Kelli at 612-559-4279.


Watch a video about the Jaques Art Center.

Please donate online with credit card to the Jaques Art Center by going to
the Give Minnesota Donation Center for the Jaques Art Center.


'Passing of the Old West'
by F.L. Jaques

The Jaques Art Center is committed to Equal Opportunities and Accessibility.
Handicapped accessible     Voice/TTY 1-800-657-3775



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