Elmcrest Art Fair

Saturday, June 24th, 10am – 4pm

ARTISTS WANTED! Join the city of Ramsey and Rumriver Art Center for the Elmcrest Art Fair! You will be able to share and sell your art with the community in a beautiful park. This event will also feature local food vendors, artist demonstrations, and introductory art classes. Visitors will be able to vote on their favorite artists, with a grand prize for the “People’s Choice Award.”

You’re invited to submit your artwork for The Jan Johansen Gallery Summer Call for Entry.

Summer Call for Entry: Home Is Where Your Heart Is!

The deadline for entry is Thursday June 1 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST).

“Home is where the heart is” as the saying goes. Rumriver Art Center is looking for our call for entry based on “Home is Where your Heart Is. Where do you feel at home: examples may be your house, your backyard, the ocean, on a mountain, in your art studio, or many other places. Where is the place or activity that makes your heart sing? Where you are the happiest, maybe watching birds at the feeder or walking barefoot in the sand. This is a wide topic and see where your imagination takes you. What does the word “Home” bring up for you?


Vitality Arts Adults Summer Camp

The Rumriver Art Center is excited to be partnering with the cities of Anoka, Coon Rapids and Ramsey to offer some amazing in person Summer Art Camps at local parks. Art camps will be offered at Peninsula Point Park and Akin Riverside Park in Anoka, Lions Coon Creek Park in Coon Rapids and Central Park and Elmcrest Park in Ramsey. The cities are providing these parks for the camps because they all have shelters, restrooms and parking.


Summer Art Camp

June 12 through September 1

Rumriver Art Center is offering over 50 Kids Summer Art Camps in 2023. Camps are already starting to fill.

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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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