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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 2016, Calendar/Schedule (pdf)
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Jaques Art Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 1 - 3 p.m. Meet with like minded art people. Bring your current project or come just to talk and listen to others. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of
everyday life." - Pablo Picasso Snacks provided.

The Jaques Coloring Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m. RELAX. RELIEVE STRESS. COLOR! Materials will be provided or bring your own. Refreshment will be served.

coloriing class


Exhibit closes July 16 

Four friends and artists painted together for years.  Each loved the area around Lake Superior and they made it a mission to focus on this area for creating enough paintings for an art exhibit.  The Jaques has been very fortunate to be the recipient of this work for a time.

The art is mostly watercolor with a few pastel paintings for good measure. Visitors have expressed awe at this lovely exhibit.  Many thanks to Mary Hendricks, Judy Kuusisto, Mona Warren and the family of Carol Hanson for bringing these lovely paintings to the Jaques Art Center. (Carol's art will be hung in her honor after her recent passing.)

The entire exhibit depicts the area around the greatest of the Great Lakes, 'Gitchegumee'.

lake superior  LAKE SUPERIOR


Artists Competition   JULY 20 - 23
Exhibit & Sale   JULY 20 - AUG. 6

July 20, 9 - 2 p.m.
Artist paint in Aitkin 2 blocks in any
direction of the stop lights

July 21,   8 - 10 a.m.
Artist paint in Quick Paint Competition

July 22
Artists Paint anywhere in Aitkin County

Judge, Raleigh Kinney will give a watercolor demonstration
at the Jaques from 3:30 to 4:30. Open to all.

July 23,   1 - 3
Public is invited to Artists'
Reception & Award Ceremony at the Jaques.

July 20 - August 6,   Exhibit and Sale of Art


Banners Spiff up the Town

In case you haven't noticed, the murals by the Bremer Bank parking lot in Aitkin are currently looking considerably brighter.  The Jaques Art Center was happy to freshen them up  last week with heavy-duty banners welcoming visitors to Aitkin. Featured on the signs are two artworks by Francis Lee Jaques, ‘The Running Wolf Pack’ and his scratchboard art of ‘The Loons’. 

The art center wants to thank Kirk Peysar for allowing the new banners to be put up his building. Extra-special thanks for the grants that were received from Aitkin County Tourism and Mille Lacs Electric in order to produce these large banners. Thanks to Duane Barnhart for his scratch board portrait of Lee Jaques.

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



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