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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 Juried Show at the Jaques Art center awaits the publics input as to
who will be the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Come into the
Jaques and pick your favorite piece of art. The winner of the award
will receive $50.


Thursday, February 18th from 1 - 3 p.m. will mark the beginning of the
Adult Coloring Club at the Jaques. Materials will be provided but you
can bring your own if you like. Refreshments will be served. Relax.
Relieve stress. Color!


February 6
- 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Getting Rid of February Blahs!
Valentines Day is Coming - All We Need Is Love!
with Angie Barnhart
A surprise project! Come prepared for fun!


Our Next Exhibit:
'Vietnam - A Window to War'
February 26 - April 9

Aitkin High School Graduate, James R. Thompson tells the story of his time in Vietnam through his photos. Veterans and their friends and families are especially invited.

We thank the DAV, VFW, and the American Legion of Aitkin for helping to sponsor this exhibit. Memorabilia of the era will also be on exhibit. If  you have anything that is non-weaponry and would like to share please call us.   218-927-2363 


"It’s a Wondrous World"
12th Annual Juried Show

Thirty artists from Minnesota have entered 72 pieces of art to be judged by artist and art judge, Derek Davis. Every year the juried show introduces a theme which the artists who enter their art must depict in some way. 

In addition to adult artists, the show includes a student category. This year several eighth grade students from Grand Rapids have entered their art thanks, in part, to Nikki Lehtinen, art teacher Robert J. Elkington Middle School.

Winners of the 2016 Juried Show
Best of Show - Diane Runberg, Acrylic Painting ‘Patterns’
First Place - Mary Hendricks - Watercolor Painting - ‘Yellow Moccasin’
Second Place - Scott Landstad - Photography - ‘Sunset at Long Lake’
Third Place - John Wgeishofski - Watercolor/mixed media - ‘ End of Season’

Student Winners of the 2016 Juried Show
First Place - Abby DeRusha - Tempera Portrait - ‘Taylor Swift’
Second Place - Renata Gustafson - Watercolor Painting - ‘Waves’
Third Place - Lydia Klimek - Clay Pottery - ‘ Snake Amphora’

Numerous Honorable Mention Ribbons were also given out.

diane derek


Thanks to all of the artists who participated. The theme for 2017 will be 'Light Show'. Artists will have an opportunity to depict 'light' in any way they choose.

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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