Summer Camp

Begins June 15, 2020

We are excited to announce that Summer Camp will begin on June 15 as scheduled. Due to COVID-19, we have developed new procedures to ensure the health and safety of all participants. We will be following all guidelines for social distancing as outlined by the MN Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of all individuals taking classes at the art center.

Virtual Art Classes

Since we are not able to provide art classes in person at this time due to the COVID-19 situation, we are offering FREE live virtual classes. Recordings of some of previous live free classes can be found on this page also.

COVID-19 Update – Reopening June 1

May 19, 2020

Rumriver Art Center will be closed until May 31. We will re-open on June 1. We are closely following all announcements made by Governor Tim Walz and the MN Department of Health. The safety of our community is our #1 priority right now.

As you know, Rumriver Art Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We appreciate your support and hope we can continue to count on you.

For most recent updates, please visit Rumriver Art Center’s website ( or our Facebook page ( and watch your inbox for email updates from us.

We care deeply about the health and well-being of our community. Thank you for your support as we all go through this together. We have developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan:

If you have any questions, please call (763-323-8830) or email us ( There will be someone in the office Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

Wishing you all health and peace,

Rumriver Art Center

Emerging 55+ Artist Mentorship Program

Rumriver Art Center is offering an Emerging Artist Mentorship Program for older adults ages 55+. The mentorship program will begin in June 2020 and end in June 2021. We are looking for artists interested in becoming either a mentor or a mentee. All mentee applicants must be ages 55+. There is no age restriction for mentor applicants. Application deadline is Friday, June 12, 2020. Apply Now!

Recent news

May 23, 2020

What makes a good mentor? What makes a good mentee?

The Rumriver Art center has a call out for our new 55+ Mentorship program.  The purpose of the Artist Mentorship Program is to provide older adults who never had the opportunity to find their artistic voice during their youth a chance to explore and find it now. Many older adults had to put their art and creativity… Read More

May 20, 2020

Postcard Reflections by Angie Renee

“It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”  Mother Teresa In mid-April I was inspired by a Webinar from Time Slips to create a Zoom class for the community at Rumriver Art Center.  This class would inspire the students to create postcards for the folks at Lyngblomsten Senior… Read More

May 15, 2020

Susan Yee & Larry Weinberg Discuss the Art Center

Founders and Directors Susan Yee And Larry Weinberg talk about whats happening at the Rumriver Art Center during the COVID-19 Virus pandemic on QCTV. You can check it out here!

RRAC's COVID-19 Precautions

With the rising public health concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Rumriver Art Center (RRAC) is committed to the health and wellness of our participants, artists, and employees. We are paying close attention to the national and local news about COVID-19, so that we can stay informed and provide a supportive, responsive, and safe environment for our community. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL POLICY

Latest from the Rumriver blog

Grumpy Cat Project

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Tardar Sauce, is a cat and Internet celebrity known for her “grumpy” facial expression, and thus known by the common name Grumpy Cat. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, says that her permanently grumpy-looking face is due to an under bite and feline dwarfism. This adorable grumpy cat will be used as our inspiration for our drawing… Read More