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.

Winter Classes:

1/8 4:30pm - 5:45pm Northtown Library The Art of Portraits: Frida Kahlo Pug Portrait
1/27 2:00pm - 3:15pm Johnsville Library Hand built Pottery, Create a Slab Self Portrait
2/21 4:30pm - 5:45pm Crooked Lake Library Mayan Jaguar: Acrylic Painting on Canvas Panel
4/10 4:00pm - 5:15pm Rum River Library The Art of Portraits: Frida Kahlo Pug Portrait

Art in the Park Events with The City of Ramsey

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

The City of Ramsey is holding a Photo Contest in search for beautiful photos from the community to supplement the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the Parks Master Plan.  Submit your photos that highlight what you love about life in Ramsey!

The contest categories include:

Nature of Ramsey
Parks and Trails
Industry and Commerce of Ramsey
Life in Ramsey
Photos must be submitted according to the official contest rules listed above by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Winners will be announced in February, 2018.

Click the link above for more details and information.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Ramsey Parks & Recreation at, 763-576-4309

Anoka Halloween, Inc. Button Design Contest

Anoka Halloween, Inc. is having a button design contest for the Anoka Halloween celebration.
Button design Deadline is December 31.
Anoka Halloween - Button Design Contest, PO Box 128, Anoka, MN 55303 or email ATTN: Button Design Contest

Click the "download file now" link to download the contest entry form, rules and guidelines.