Our Mission

To become a community center that provides Art experiences for all ages, and offers support and creative opportunities for local artists.

Our Vision

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

Our Art Center

This Grass Roots organization is gaining support from our community to create a space where all ages can experience Art and make a difference!

Meet the Board Members

Take some time to learn more about the people that keep the facility running. Have an idea for a class? Let us know so we can coordinate a teacher.

Linda Clarksen

Kids Classes

I'm a retired preschool teachers & later blooming artist. I love drawing & making collages & seeing kids express themselves with their art.

Deb Kruse

Office Manager 

After living in several states and overseas, I am now retired back in my hometown.  My career for over 30 years has been office management, so when I was asked to set up the JCA office I jumped at the chance! It has been good to refresh a 'retirement mind' and to help downtown Jackson come alive again! And it has been fun to reconnect with  the 'new old' friends. I am looking forward to visiting with you when you stop in at JCA!

Kathy Fransen

Music Classes & Concerts

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Gayle Moore

Paint & Drawing Instructor

Born & raised in Jackson MN. I call myself The Art Gypsy since I enjoy all types of art...painting, sculpting, beads, wire, I try it all!!  My arting classes have been anywhere from Bob Ross style, watercolor , acrylic, airbrushing, oils, cloth, yarn, floss... As a child my parents kept me busy with anything using my hands. 

Many times we call our art our therapy!! Making a mess is very relaxing for me!!

I have been lucky to have been involved in a few art “hangings” Worthington. Okoboji & Fairmont and Jackson !!! My belief is that everyone has artistic ability... you just have different talents!!! And you maybe haven’t brought it out yet!!!

Linda Titus


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Gallery Coordinator

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Dave Fell


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Melissa Brunk

Social Media Coordinator

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My favorite class throughout school was art!  Mrs. Callahan was a vibrant, fun-loving grade school teacher that inspired our creative little minds to create.  To this day I use creativity in my interior design business. Art of all variations are an expression of moods & feelings that try to make the viewer feel the same thing.

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What Patron's are Saying...

Always enjoyable music and staff are great

— Marilyn Rossow