Community Art Programs

The Rumriver Art Center partners with many local community organizations to provide art education through classes and programs throughout the year. We have an ongoing partnership with the City of Ramsey for the "Art in the Park" series. The Rumriver Art Center has free art activity programs with the City of Anoka including Winterfest and Halloween events. We also work with the Anoka-Hennepin Libraries to offer free classes at your local library and the Anoka-Hennepin school district's "Wellness Day".  We are the resource for the North Metro art community.

Classes at Anoka County Libraries

Join us at various Anoka County Libraries for FREE art classes! Registration is required through the Anoka County Library system. Click the link above to be taken to the Anoka County Library events calendar.

Saturday 10/13, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Crooked Lake Library Family Mosaic Class

Art in the Park Events with The City of Ramsey

The City of Ramsey and The Rumriver Art Center offer occasional art classes either at Elmcrest Park or at the Rumriver Art Center.

Polymer Clay Ornaments: Tuesday 12/11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Mosaic Art – Mosaic Picture Frame: Thursday 12/13, 6pm - 7:30pm

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education

CLICK HERE for the entire online course catalog.

While we rely on the community to support us, Rumriver Art Center is also proud to support our copmmunity! We have donated gift certificates to the following programs:

Children's Workshop Montessori

Anoka County 4-H

Northern Starz

Northern Lights

St. Francis Elementary School

FRASER walk for Autism

Anoka Tornadoes Baseball Booster Club

St. Stephens Mardi Gras

St. Vincent de Paul

Mercy Hospital Foundation

Lincoln Fun Run

Vitality Arts Ramsey: Acrylic Painting

Join us at the Park Center Building to create a a unique acrylic painting on canvas. Our instructor will walk you through step-by-step instructions to paint your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Each guest receives a canvas, paints, brushes, apron. No experience is necessary!

Park Center Building
7925 161st Avenue NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

Date: Tuesday 10/16
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: 55+
Cost: $15 (includes all materials and a glass of wine)
Instructor: Paul T Boecher - Rumriver Art Center

Vitality Arts Ramsey: Create Your Own Mug

Experience the fun of hand built pottery. This hands-on class will teach basic techniques to making a personalized ceramic mug. Instructor will provide you with decorating ideas and discuss glazing and firing techniques. When complete, your project will be fired in a kiln and ready for pick-up in about 2 weeks. These Mugs will be dishwasher and microwave safe, a perfect holiday gift!

Park Center Building
7925 161st Avenue NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

Date: Monday 11/12
Ages: 55+
Time: 2:30pm - 4pm
Cost: $20 (includes all materials)
Instructor: Angie Renee - Rumriver Art Center