The Jaques Art Center

The Jaques Art Center The Jaques Art Center publicly presents visual art exhibits, workshops, seminars, and programming for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
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The Jaques Art Center publicly presents visual art exhibits, workshops, seminars, and programming for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Its focus is to collect and publicly exhibit the art of Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969) a former resident of Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Mission: The Jaques Art Center publicly presents exhibits, workshops, seminars, and programming for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Its focus is to publicly present the arts including that of Francis Lee and Florence Page Jaques.

Margery Spiel, Lakes & Woods Garden Club, decorates the Jaques flower boxes, winter and summer.  Thank you for your volu...
12/09/2019

Margery Spiel, Lakes & Woods Garden Club, decorates the Jaques flower boxes, winter and summer. Thank you for your volunteer work. It is great. Thank you!

Holiday Tradition to share an ornament?  Come to the Jaques!  Lots of handmade artistic creations!  Support Jaques and l...
12/07/2019

Holiday Tradition to share an ornament? Come to the Jaques! Lots of handmade artistic creations! Support Jaques and local artists!

Jaques had the cutest mascots at the Fish House Parade.   Thank you Dave and Linda Causton for sharing Snickers and Mupp...
12/01/2019

Jaques had the cutest mascots at the Fish House Parade. Thank you Dave and Linda Causton for sharing Snickers and Muppet! Thanks to Terik Andell jr. and Terik Andell sr for driving.. Photo by James Bzura

Jaques Art Center enjoyed participating in the Aitkin Fish House Parade.  Linda Causton and her therapy dogs along with ...
11/30/2019

Jaques Art Center enjoyed participating in the Aitkin Fish House Parade. Linda Causton and her therapy dogs along with James Bzura (both board members). Lots of fun!

The Yo Yo Mamma's and a Papa at the Jaques Art Center after the Fish House Parade.  Photo by Pamela Brand. from left to ...
11/30/2019

The Yo Yo Mamma's and a Papa at the Jaques Art Center after the Fish House Parade. Photo by Pamela Brand. from left to right: Ruth Egstad, Chuck Shotzko VeeVae Hakes, Mary Ann Bennett.

Fish House Parade - Nov 29thJaques has donuts & cider, music by theYoYo Mamas & Papa!  AND Snicker & Muppet will be our ...
11/20/2019

Fish House Parade - Nov 29th
Jaques has donuts & cider, music by theYoYo Mamas & Papa!
AND Snicker & Muppet will be our mascots in the Fish House Parade!!!!

Time to decorate for Christmas! The Jaques has novel, one of a kind, ornaments.
11/18/2019

Time to decorate for Christmas! The Jaques has novel, one of a kind, ornaments.

After the Fish House Parade, Nov. 29th...Stop at the Jaques for FREE donuts and apple cider.  And Listen to the Yo Yo Mo...
11/18/2019

After the Fish House Parade, Nov. 29th...Stop at the Jaques for FREE donuts and apple cider. And Listen to the Yo Yo Momas and Papa.

Jaques Cafe where you can enjoy coffee or hot chocolate while shopping. Great place for hubby while you shop at The Chri...
11/15/2019

Jaques Cafe where you can enjoy coffee or hot chocolate while shopping. Great place for hubby while you shop at The Christmas Marketplace.

Toys for good little girls and boys at Jaques Christmas Marketplace.
11/15/2019

Toys for good little girls and boys at Jaques Christmas Marketplace.

2020 desktop JAQUES art calendar is available at the Christmas Market at the Jaques Art Center.  Great gift for office, ...
11/09/2019

2020 desktop JAQUES art calendar is available at the Christmas Market at the Jaques Art Center. Great gift for office, friends, and art enthusiast! Only $10 (including tax)

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo
10/29/2019

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo

FIRST DIBS is Nov. 5thfrom 11am to 2pm. Callthe center to buy a ticket for a delicious box lunch and be the first to pre...
10/28/2019

FIRST DIBS is Nov. 5th
from 11am to 2pm. Call
the center to buy a ticket for a delicious box lunch and be the first to preview the 'Marketplace'!
$10
218-927-2363

Support Jaques through your Amazon purchases...read on...
10/25/2019
Jaques Art Center Special Request

Support Jaques through your Amazon purchases...read on...

You can help the local arts at Jaques Art Center by shopping Amazon. Amazon will donate 5 percent of your purchased items to Jaques Art Center if you sign up for Amazon Smile. Same Amazon, same prices, just shop the Smile area of Amazon, buy qualifying items and Amazon will give to our cause. When y...

Ghouls Night Out! Rarity nails by Christine Anderson
10/19/2019

Ghouls Night Out!

Rarity nails by Christine Anderson

Tonight!  Ghouls Night Out!  Jaques Art Center participated in this FUN event!  Great turnout!  Weather Cooperated too!S...
10/19/2019

Tonight! Ghouls Night Out!
Jaques Art Center participated in this FUN event!
Great turnout! Weather Cooperated too!
Shirl Lundstrom with Candace Summers at Shirl's delightfully delicious wickedly caloric offerings.

Jaques Art Center's ROTATING ART program welcomes Mark Baloun's Edward Jones Office in downtown Aitkin.  Artist Kimberly...
10/18/2019

Jaques Art Center's ROTATING ART program welcomes Mark Baloun's Edward Jones Office in downtown Aitkin. Artist Kimberly Heft Cook's metallic Artography is featured . Edward Jones' Open House on Tuesday, Oct 29; (11 am-4 pm). Stop in and view this exciting edition to Aitkin and to the rotating art program!

NOTE:  Jaques will be participating.  Come in costume or not..we will be welcoming you!
10/16/2019

NOTE: Jaques will be participating. Come in costume or not..we will be welcoming you!

Acrylic Pour Class with Julie Riley​Under the guidance of Julie you will create a one of a kindpiece of art.​This Acryli...
10/09/2019

Acrylic Pour Class with Julie Riley
​Under the guidance of Julie you will create a one of a kind
piece of art.
​This Acrylic Pour class is on Saturday Oct. 26th from 10 am to
12:00 pm (or when you have finished)
​Cost of class includes all supplies at $40
(Includes your tray to paint)
​Call 218-927-2363 to register


​This is the tray Julie will provide for your one of a kind
poured work of art!
Paint it the color of your choice and then let the fun
begin as you pour acrylic and see what it becomes!
FUN FUN FUN
Call 218-927-2363 to register

09/26/2019

Glass Mosaic Class Oct. 2 & 3
CREATE GLASS WITH CLASS!
OCTOBER 2 & 3 6 - 8 p.m.
$35 plus supplies (glass, adhesive/grout)
Artists Adele McDonnell and Kathryn Schreiber invite you to this two day Glass Mosaic Class

We are talking about glass—beautiful glass!!
Just bring in something that you would like to beautify. It can be a clay pot saucer (as shown), a tile, small table top, old window, wall art, picture frame, mirror, house numbers or any object.

We have glass; colored, clear, streaked, speckled, textured, etc. We have everything you would need and can help you design and create a fun and useful project, including designs and patterns. Or maybe you already have a design in mind. We can help you do it!! Just come and let’s have fun and make ART!
REGISTER TODAY! 218-927-2363

Photo Opps kits.. Available at Jaques Art Center"s annual HARVEST DINNER, Sept. 29th. Call Jaques Art Center for tickets...
09/25/2019

Photo Opps kits.. Available at Jaques Art Center"s annual HARVEST DINNER, Sept. 29th. Call Jaques Art Center for tickets. 218 927 2363

Kathy Kovala's watercolor class at the Jaques Art Center. Three day watercolor seminar covered the methods Kathy Kovala ...
09/21/2019

Kathy Kovala's watercolor class at the Jaques Art Center. Three day watercolor seminar covered the methods Kathy Kovala uses in her award winning artwork. Stop at the Jaques to see the art on display of Kathy Kovala and Cynthia Kath.

James Bzura's  hand crafted 'Whirlygigs' will be on the Auction at the Home Spun Harvest Dinner, Sept. 29th!  Watch our ...
09/13/2019

James Bzura's hand crafted 'Whirlygigs' will be on the Auction at the Home Spun Harvest Dinner, Sept. 29th! Watch our page for more photos of auction art items!

09/11/2019

https://www.jaquesart.com/support

Here is a simple way to help Jaques Art Center
Shop AMAZON SMILE, LINK ABOVE TO JAQUES WEB PAGE..SCROLL DOWN TO LINK ONTO SMILE

Jaques Raffle Fire Ring
09/07/2019

Jaques Raffle Fire Ring

Jaques Raffle Fire Ring

Delicious hors d'oeuvre  served by Jaques's hospitality chairperson, Shirl Lundstrom!   A good turnout and delightful cu...
09/01/2019

Delicious hors d'oeuvre served by Jaques's hospitality chairperson, Shirl Lundstrom! A good turnout and delightful cuisine!

Wonderful reception on Saturday for the newest exhibition featuring Kathy Kovala and Cynthia Kath's amazing art.  Thanks...
09/01/2019

Wonderful reception on Saturday for the newest exhibition featuring Kathy Kovala and Cynthia Kath's amazing art. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo
08/30/2019

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo

Kath and Kovala - Oil and Water Do Mix"NEW EXHIBIT AT JAQUES ART CENTERMeet the Artists on Saturday, Aug. 31st, noon-3pm...
08/29/2019

Kath and Kovala - Oil and Water Do Mix"
NEW EXHIBIT AT JAQUES ART CENTER
Meet the Artists on Saturday, Aug. 31st, noon-3pm.

This is going to be a wonderful exhibit starting Friday August 30th running through October 19th.

The Jaques Art Center
08/14/2019

The Jaques Art Center

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER
TO SUPPORT THE JAQUES ART CENTER
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 5-8 P.M. AT THE
BLOCK NORTH BREW PUB IN AITKIN! Purchase tickets at the Jaques or call with credit card to 218 927 2363.

Have fun and support the Jaques with

• GREAT VISITING WITH FRIENDS!
• GREAT FOOD - CAN'T BE BEAT!
• SUPPORT A GREAT ORGANIZATION!
• HOME SPUN ITEMS FOR SALE!
• ENJOY MUSIC BY PIANO MAN RANDY WALL

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNERTO SUPPORT THE  JAQUES ART CENTERSUNDAY, SEPT. 29 5-8 P.M. AT THEBLOCK NORTH BREW PUB IN AITKIN!  P...
08/13/2019

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER
TO SUPPORT THE JAQUES ART CENTER
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 5-8 P.M. AT THE
BLOCK NORTH BREW PUB IN AITKIN! Purchase tickets at the Jaques or call with credit card to 218 927 2363.

Have fun and support the Jaques with

• GREAT VISITING WITH FRIENDS!
• GREAT FOOD - CAN'T BE BEAT!
• SUPPORT A GREAT ORGANIZATION!
• HOME SPUN ITEMS FOR SALE!
• ENJOY MUSIC BY PIANO MAN RANDY WALL

The Jaques Art Center, Aitkin MN,  is looking for ARTISIAN/CRAFTERS for their annual CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE. Stop in or c...
08/13/2019

The Jaques Art Center, Aitkin MN, is looking for ARTISIAN/CRAFTERS for their annual CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE. Stop in or call (328 927 23663) to find out more.
Open Tuesday through Saturdays 11am to 4pm

Thanks, Tom Fulton, for this connection! Everyone...read about OUR Francis Lee Jaques!
08/11/2019
Jaques, Francis Lee (1887‒1969) | MNopedia

Thanks, Tom Fulton, for this connection! Everyone...read about OUR Francis Lee Jaques!

Francis Lee Jaques emerged from rural Minnesota in the 1930s and 40s to become a nationally known wildlife artist. After two decades at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he returned to his home state to paint a much-loved series of habitat dioramas at the University of Minnesota’...

JAQUES COLORING CONTESTTo celebrate the new Jaques coloring book the Jaques is sponsoring a JAQUES COLORING CONTEST!Come...
08/09/2019

JAQUES COLORING CONTEST
To celebrate the new Jaques coloring book the Jaques is sponsoring a JAQUES COLORING CONTEST!

Come into the Jaques & pick up a coloring page to
color. Return your entry to the Jaques by August 31st.
Prize money for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places!

ANNOUNCING!The 1st First edition of a Francis Lee JaquesColoring Book, created by chairperson, Linda Causton, debuted at...
08/09/2019

ANNOUNCING!
The 1st First edition of a Francis Lee Jaques
Coloring Book, created by chairperson, Linda Causton,
debuted at Riverboat Days
Full Coloring Books $5; for sale at the Jaques

08/07/2019

The upcoming Watercolor workshop on Sept. 20,21,22 starts at 9:30am to 3:30pm with a half hour for lunch. The Jaques has a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster and kuerig coffee machine - bring your own lunch or eat up-town.

Upcoming 3 day Workshop'Painting the Seasons' with Watercolor artist Kathy KovalaSeptember 20, 21, 22 Kathy Kovala has b...
08/05/2019

Upcoming 3 day Workshop
'Painting the Seasons' with Watercolor artist Kathy Kovala
September 20, 21, 22
Kathy Kovala has been instructing watercolor art for over 20 years. Kathy is an exceptional teacher, and she is spreading the word about an easier way to paint with the elusive medium of watercolor. This 'Rock and Roll' method is easy to learn and allows the paint and water do the work. The workshop will be in Aitkin on September 20. 21,22. The subject will be about the seasons, so you can expect seasonal inspirations!
To register go online to: [email protected]
Cost of the workshop is $250. Send a $50. Deposit to 271 East Garvin Hts. Rd, Winona, MN 55987 to reserve. A supply sheet will be sent when you register.

Our Next Exhibit - August 30 - October 19Reception on August 31 - 12 noon to 3 p.m.KATH AND KOVALAOIL AND WATER DO MIXFe...
08/05/2019

Our Next Exhibit - August 30 - October 19
Reception on August 31 - 12 noon to 3 p.m.
KATH AND KOVALA
OIL AND WATER DO MIX
Featuring Artists Cynthia Kath and Kathy Kovala

Last Days to see the "Born to be Wild", Juried Show is coming up on                         SATURDAY, AUGUST 24thDon't m...
08/05/2019

Last Days to see the "Born to be Wild", Juried Show is coming up on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th
Don't miss this exceptional exhibit! Such talented artists!
Julie Barta won 'Best of Show' for her 'Winter Birch-Red Fox' painting.
Over 90 original paintings. A MUST see. Jaques Art Center, Open Tues-Sat, from 11 am until 4 pm.

The Jaques Art Center
08/04/2019

The Jaques Art Center

Friday night's "Unveiling" event.
David Baker, violinist with the Great River Strings Orchestra, serenaded guests. Guests toured the galleries before the Unveiling of the new acquisition of Francis Lee Jaques' oil painting. Thank You, David!

Ross Otto shared his photos of the Unveiling event.  Thank you, Mr. Ross Otto!
08/04/2019

Ross Otto shared his photos of the Unveiling event. Thank you, Mr. Ross Otto!

Friday night's  "Unveiling" event.David Baker, violinist with the Great River Strings Orchestra, serenaded guests.  Gues...
08/04/2019

Friday night's "Unveiling" event.
David Baker, violinist with the Great River Strings Orchestra, serenaded guests. Guests toured the galleries before the Unveiling of the new acquisition of Francis Lee Jaques' oil painting. Thank You, David!

Linda Causton, representing the Jaques Art Center at the Riverboat Days booth, telling people about the Jaques Coloring ...
08/03/2019

Linda Causton, representing the Jaques Art Center at the Riverboat Days booth, telling people about the Jaques Coloring Book!

Thank you Nick & Judy Priadka, donors of the funds for the purchase of an original Francis Lee Jaques Oil painting.  Sto...
08/03/2019

Thank you Nick & Judy Priadka, donors of the funds for the purchase of an original Francis Lee Jaques Oil painting. Stop in to the Jaques Art Center to see this lovely addition to the the Jaques Collection.

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121 2nd St NW
Aitkin, MN
56431

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

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(218) 927-2363

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