6:00pm Friday, June 3rd until 6:00pm Saturday, June 4th

The Art-A-Thon is back! Come and create art at the Rumriver Art Center during our Art-A-Thon! Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, we will be open for you. It will be 24 hours of non-stop art and creativity. There will be a variety of art activities to participate in throughout the 24 hours! Come alone or bring a group. All are welcome! Get your spark going with some creativity and support your community art center.

Elmcrest Art Fair

Sunday, July 10, 10am – 4pm

Join the city of Ramsey and Rumriver Art Center for the Elmcrest Art Fair! Local artists will be sharing and selling their 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.”

2022 Kids Summer Art Camp

Registration is open!

Rumriver Art Center is offering over 50 Kids Summer Art Camps in 2022. The camps provide a stimulating environment for young artists to grow as creative, unique individuals and to learn how to solve problems visually. Campers get to work on a variety of fun projects and participate in the joys of making art with friends, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, and much more! Each camp has a new focus so students that enroll in multiple sessions encounter all new studio projects.

Vitality Arts Adults Art Camp

Registration is open!

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 Park in Coon Rapids and Elmcrest Park in Ramsey. The cities are providing these parks for the camps because they all have shelters, restrooms and parking.

Recent news

May 5, 2022

Open Rock Painting with Brittany Maki

Join us Sundays May 29, June 12, July 17 and Aug 14 from 4pm – 7pm for Open Rock Painting with Brittany Maki! Brittany will be hosting a time for folks to come in and paint images or words on rocks. You can drop in whenever it works for you and paint a rock or… Read More

April 18, 2022

Traffic changes ahead on Hwy 10 in Anoka

Please plan for some major shifts in the weeks ahead as construction continues to ramp up. Rescheduled (again): Hwy 10 weekend closureDue to the anticipated stormy weather this weekend, the planned closure of Hwy 10 in Anoka has been postponed for one week. New schedule: From 10 p.m. Fri, May 6 until 5 a.m. Mon,… Read More

April 6, 2022

COVID-19 Policies

RRAC is committed to ensuring the health and well being and safety of our students, artists, visitors, and staff. We are adhering to the following Covid-19 protocols: Masks are optional at Rumriver Art Center. Masks are still recommended for classes and programs, but will not be required. We will social distance whenever possible and continue… Read More

Road Construction Affects Getting to Rumriver Art Center

There is major road construction that has begun along Highway 10 this spring and summer, including the tear down and rebuilding of the 4th Ave bridge just south of the art center. This will significantly affect getting to Rumriver Art Center due to road closures, detours and traffic delays on Highway 10 and nearby roadways. We encourage participants to plan ahead and give themselves plenty of time to reach the art center. A quick look at is also helpful for a look at current traffic conditions. Please visit for more information.

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Underwater World of Larry Weinberg

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QCTV featured Rumriver Art Center Director Larry Weinberg’s art making process in their recent The Post program. You can check out the segment.