The Jaques Art Center was incorporated in 1996 and is located in the
former 1911 Carnegie Library building in Aitkin.
The original library space is now the Carnegie Gallery
and Gallery Gifts area. Classroom and office space are located in the basement.
The JAC doubled its space in 2004 with an addition to the building. The Jaques Gallery was added
which showcases the work of Francis Lee Jaques. A handicapped entrance, elevator and
handicapped accessible bathrooms on the gallery level were added. A second classroom was incorporated in the basement.
The building loan was paid in 2008.
Over 90 consigned artists have handcrafted items for sale in the Gallery Gifts.
Jaques' prints, books and gift items are also available for sale.