We are a community center that provides art experiences for all ages, and offers support and creative opportunities for local artists.

We aim to cultivate an environment in which the arts flourish, grow, and enrich our community.

We provide an art gallery with exhibits by local artists in a variety of media, art classes for adults and children, open studio space, a venue for small concerts and presentations from musicians, artists and writers, and a place that encourages creativity and artistic talent in our own community.


Do you love to draw? Sharpen your pencil, join us and learn basic skills and techniques so you can draw like a pro! Anyone can learn!

Registration is required at jacksoncenterforthearts@gmail.com or by calling 849-7415.

Grades K-2
3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20

Grades 3-5

3:45-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 12 & 26

Grades 6-8

3:45-5:15 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 14 & 28

These classes are free thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous sponsor. Class sizes are limited, so call now!


Have fun making a creepy skeleton to greet trick-or-treaters at your house!

You will need 6-8 clean white or clear plastic jugs. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Good cutting skills are needed!

Cost is $5 per skeleton. Registration is required at jacksoncenterforthearts@gmail.com or by calling 849-7415.

1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17




Starting Oct. 11, the Arts Center is offering Survival Spanish from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings, with a 7:30 to 8 p.m. social time to follow, for up to 12 students, either adults or kids!

Students must commit to the weekly classes and the social time, during which they will complete projects in visual arts, theater arts, culinary arts and holiday activities.

In the process, we will learn the essential language skills to order in a restaurant, ask for the check, find the bathroom, seek medical help or assistance in a crisis and communicate basic needs in Spanish.



We are also offering English as a Second Language classes for anyone who wants to improve their English language skills, with a shared social time from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and English classes from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anyone whose first language is Spanish, or any other language, is welcome.


Both classes will be taught by Sys Phaly, former Jackson resident who graduated from Jackson High School in 1993, earned a bachelor's degree in education in 2002, taught in St. James, Worthington, and Houston, Texas, as well as teaching English in Puebla, Mexico.  He will be joined by other former teachers.  


Classes are offered at no charge but students must register online by emailing jacksoncenterforthearts@gmail.com or by phone at 507-849-7415 at the Jackson Center for the Arts.


Do you have a talent you would like to teach and share with the community?

We'd love to hear from you!


Please contact us at 507-849-7415 or email at jacksoncenterforthearts@gmail.com by using the form at the bottom of this page.



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