Current Exhibitions
through November 24

Canyon Purple Bloom @ Nancy Canyon
“Purple Bloom” by Nancy Canyon on display as part of the Whatcom Studio Artist Tour at the Jansen Art Center

2015 Fall Juried Exhibit
The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region.

Susan Bennerstrom
Susan Bennerstrom’s works in oils and pastels have been exhibited in solo shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, New York, and Ireland, and she is represented by Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, and Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach.

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour
The Whatcom Artist Studio Tour is taking place during the first two weekends in October. However, the exhibition in the Library and Chamber Hall Galleries will be available through November. To learn more, or to obtain a map of artist studios involved in the tour, visit the WAST website

Tickets Available

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Welcome Marionettes presents Peter and the Wolf
Saturday, October 24, 11:00am & 1:30pm
$10 adults / $5 kids

Welcome Marionettes was founded by Laura Scott Carroll, a second generation puppeteer. Laura’s parents, Walter and Le Scott, created and performed the “Scott Marionettes” from 1929 until 1949. The Scotts traveled throughout the western U.S. entertaining at schools and theaters with a magical blend of engineering and artistry that brought the hand carved marionettes to life. Tickets are available online and in the Gallery Shop.


A Swell Party with Cole Porter
Saturday, November 21st at 7:30pm, $15

A new musical comedy revue with the songs of Cole Porter,” with local favorites, Martha Benedict, Martin Bray, Ben Buchanan, Sherrie Kahn and Megann Schmidt performing more than 30 of Cole Porter’s timeless songs, with music direction by Scott Henderson and presented by the Bellingham Music Club as part of their Night Beat series.


Tickets are available online, in the Jansen Art Center Gallery Shop (360) 354-3600, and at Village Books in Bellingham (360) 671-2626.

Tooled Metal Ornaments Classes for Kids & Adults

1 Day Workshop for KidsREGISTER HERE
Thursday | October 29th, 2015
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ages: 10-14

Kids, come and create hand-tooled metal ornaments! You will be guided through the steps of cutting, hand embossing, texturizing, and refining metal foil into brilliant decorative pieces. Students may design their own creations or choose from several of the instructor’s templates. Each student may expect to complete a few (or several!) pieces and gain the skills to do much more. They make great gifts!  No experience needed.


1 Day Workshop for Adults & TeensREGISTER HERE
Saturday | October 17th, 2015
10:00 – 12:30
Teens (16+) and Adults, Youth 10 and over with adult registration

Come and learn the basics of this Mexican folk art. The instructor, who apprenticed in a Baja artist’s studio, will guide you through the steps of designing, cutting, hand embossing, texturizing, and refining 36-gauge metal foil into brilliant ornaments. Be prepared for “oohs” and “ahhs” all around. Students may design their own creations or choose from dozens of the instructor’s personal templates. Each student may expect to complete up to six ornamental pieces and gain the skills to do much more.Absolutely no experience necessary.