Welcome to
the Jackson Art Center

The Jackson Art Center is studio space for more than 40 local artists in the former classrooms of the historic Jackson School in Northwest Washington, DC. We work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, and pastel, as well as photography, sculpture, and ceramics. Jackson welcomes the community to Spring and Fall Open Studios and reaches out through art workshops throughout the city. 

Open Studios Another fabulous opening on May 6. Join us again in November 2018

Check back here for Fall Open Studios date. Meanwhile, check out scenes from our Spring 2018 Open Studios.

Live Music, Refreshments & Local Artists

Old Victorian School Building

Artist Meet & Greets, Get inspired!

Twice a year we open our doors to neighbors and art lovers.  Visit the studios of 40-plus local artists. Refreshments, music, kids workshop. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for our next Open Studios in Fall 2018.

Jackson Art Center reaches out

Our Mission

The mission of The Jackson Art Center is to maintain the historic Jackson School as affordable studio space for local artists, and to share our talents with DC students, seniors, and others for whom art can enrich and empower. 

Jackson artists provides several free art workshops each year at arts centers and non profits in DC, including:

  • DC’s Homeless Children's Playtime Project
  • FAIR Girls’ anti-human trafficking efforts
  • DC’s Fillmore Art Center
  • Georgetown Senior Center, St. John’s Church
  • GWU Nueva Vida Latina cancer survivors program
  • Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
  • Corcoran School of Art and Design
  • Duke Ellington School for the Arts
  • THEARC east of Anacostia River arts 
  • Jackson Art Center Open Studios
  • Georgetown Public Library

Apply for the Lisa Neher Memorial Studio

Free art studio available for one year

In memory of long-time Jackson artist Lisa Neher (1955-2017), a rent-free studio is being awarded for one year to a local developing artist who is a DC resident and has a demonstrated professional body of work and wishes to advance to the next level.

To apply for the studio, email Jackson artist Erika Cleveland at erikaclevel@gmail.com for full information and application form.