IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE JAQUES ART CENTER--
"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
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.
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.
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