Halloween Classes and Events

Throughout the month of October we have a lot of fun Halloween activities!

Call for Artists – Holiday Show and Shop

The application deadline is September 29, 2023.

Rumriver Art Center is tucked in the heart of Anoka, and we are transforming the Jan Johansen Gallery and our Café into a fun and welcoming Holiday Show and Shop.
We are calling all artists and makers who create fun and unique artwork that would make great holiday gifts to apply.

Winter Call for Entry: Art of the Word

The deadline for entry is Thursday November 30 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST).

Your challenge is to create a work of art that contains a word, a few words or is created only by using words. Words that have meaning or maybe not. That is up to you. Have fun with this! We are excited to see what you come up with. You’re invited to submit your artwork for The Jan Johansen Gallery at Rumriver Art Center for our Winter Call for Entry. The exhibit is titled: Art of the Word.

Recent news

September 18, 2023

2023 Fall Office Hours

* Visit the Jan Johansen and 21 Step gallery exhibits * Receive assistance with registrations or payments * Pick up your completed pottery pieces * Purchase gifts at the Holiday Show and Shop. (Show opens 11/18, more details coming soon!) Or, stop in to take a deep breath of the artfully enriched air

June 28, 2023

Elmcrest Art Fair – Thank You!

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Incredible Art Fair Community!We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who made our Art Fair an unforgettable success!

June 15, 2023

Long term closure of eastbound Hwy 10 ramp to 7th Avenue

Eastbound Hwy 10 ramp to Ferry Street closes this weekend, June 16-19Please remember the eastbound Hwy 10 ramp to Ferry St. will be closed from 10 p.m. Fri, June 16 through 5 a.m. Mon, June 19 for pipe work. Drivers will need to use one of the detour routes over the weekend to avoid the… Read More

Major Highway 10 Road Construction Resumes Near RRAC

Major work on the Highway 10 Anoka road reconstruction project has resumed for the second year and will significantly impact getting to Rumriver Art Center. Please allow yourself extra time to get here and plan your route ahead of time. The first traffic impact is the closure of Ferry St. at Hwy 10 through fall 2023. Hwy 10 is single lane traffic in each direction from Ferry St. to 7th Ave. through fall 2023 as crews resume work for the season. Ferry St. will remain closed at Hwy 10 through fall 2023 as crews build the new bridge. Check out the Minnesota Department of Transportation Highway 10 Anoka Project webpage for the most up to date information. https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy10-anoka/

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