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“Excellent gallery, and so much more”
Review of Jansen Art Center

Jansen Art Center
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Lynden
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
595 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
“Excellent gallery, and so much more”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

What a great addition to Lynden. Loved the art on display, and admire the vision of the Jansens for creating not only a gallery but a hands-on learning center for arts of all kinds. The little cafe's a plus, though the food offered here needs refining and upgrading to achieve the sensory satisfaction of what's hanging on the walls--food can be art, too.

Visited January 2014
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15 reviews from our community

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Custer, WA
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Gem in the county!”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The remodel of the old City Hall was a genius idea. Everything was done with high quality materials in a very tasteful and artistic manner. The rotating art shows have been worth the trip to the county, I wish more of my Bellingham friends would make the trip out there. Great classes available for all ages, there is a full ceramic studio, jewelry studio, weaving studio and painting studio. There are dance rooms, music rooms, and a wonderful little cafe where beer and wine is also available. Big deal for Lynden if you know the anti-alcohol history of the town!

The small gift shop has lovely Whatcom County handmade articles for sale from some of the top artists in the county. Well worth a trip, check it out!

Visited December 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good karma”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I was surprised to find this delightful creative retreat in the middle of small town WA. A feast for the eyes and spirit. Can't wait to take an art class.

Visited October 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot to RELAX”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Jansens spared nothing to make this building first class. The building is worth the trip itself. The art (all types imaginable) is a bonus.

I also love the red leather chairs to kick-back with free wi-fi and enjoy something from the quaint cafe. I love the quiet. Why is every food establishment so noisy these days? Not here.

Great staff.

Visited October 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Small Town Jewel”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Recently repurposed pioneer era City Hall building. Full of fascinating nooks and crannies. Beautiful, high quality art through out the building. It has artist studios, music and dance performing space. The gift shop has things you would be proud to own or give as gifts. My most recent visit was with my book club. We went to hear a lecture given by David Guterson regarding a county-wide read of Snow Falling on Cedars. The old City Council Chambers are now being used for presentations. There are a number of classes being offered. There is a cafe open during breakfast and lunch hours. When the weather is warm it flows onto the sidewalk, as well as having an outdoor deck on the back of the building. It is continually evolving. On an earlier visit we needed to use handicap access. It was a little challenging, we had to contact the gift store staff person to open the access door. She was most gracious and during an event the door may be unlocked.

Visited February 2013
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