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Join Us for Open Studios
Sunday, December 8, 2019 Noon - 4 pm

The Jackson Art Center is studio space for more than 40 local artists. We work in the former classrooms of the historic Jackson School in Northwest, Washington, DC that were converted to art space in the 1980s.

Jackson artists work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more.

Jackson welcomes the community to our free Spring and Fall Open Studios and reaches out through art workshops throughout the city. 

Open Studios Stroll through the former classrooms of Georgetown's historic Jackson School, now studio space for painters, potters, photographers, textilists, and more.

Live Music, Refreshments & Local Artists

Old Victorian School Building

Artist Meet & Greets, Get inspired!

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. 

In addition to working in our studios, Jackson artists collaborate to host free art workshops with DC organizations, 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

Lisa Neher Memorial Studio

In memory of long-time Jackson artist Lisa Neher (1955-2017), a rent-free studio has been 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.