Give to the Max Day

Thursday, November 18th

It’s Give to the Max! Help Rumriver Art Center continue to provide high-quality, affordable art classes and artistic opportunities to the community with your gift of $25, $50, or even $100!

Art Classes

We have what you need to unleash your creativity from now until the end of 2021! There are classes for kids, adults, and the whole family!

Halloween Events

Throughout the month of October we have a lot of fun Halloween activities including the Anoka Halloween Paint Night and Kids Coloring Contest!

Recent news

October 6, 2021

New Art Hanging at Allina

Rumriver Art Center has art on display at Allina’s Customer Experience Center in Coon Rapids, MN (880 Evergreen Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433). The current gallery show features the art of Pat Undis and Dianne Novak. They have a variety of acrylic and oil paintings on display. Check out some of their work below!

September 14, 2021

9/17 Friday Night Art Conversation with Wou Browne

Join us on Friday September 17th at 6pm for our host artist is Wou Browne. Wou is an amazing young artist who has a studio at The Rumriver Art Center and he will be sharing his thoughts on his art and his creative process.

September 14, 2021

Emerging Artists Mentorship Program

The Rumriver Art Center just completed its second year of it’s Emerging Older Adult artists program. The program is a 12 month program where a older adult emerging artists gets to work with a mentor. The emerging artists are chosen from applications from older adults in the North Metro and then paired with artist mentor.

Masks Now Required at Rumriver Art Center

Because the COVID-19 Delta variant is shown to spread more easily, MDH and CDC recommend everyone, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear a mask in public, indoor settings in areas with substantial or high transmission. Anoka County is now classified as an area of high transmission. You can get more information on this from the Minnesota Department of Health here: As a result of this, Rumriver Art Center is requiring that all class participants (whether vaccinated or not) and staff wear masks while in the art center. Thank you for helping us keep our staff and patrons safe! Please contact us if you have any questions.

Latest from the Rumriver blog

Flowers Watercolor Project

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Join MaryLeah Marshall for a fun art class where you will learn to paint flowers using watercolors. Materials Needed: watercolor paper, paintbrush, watercolor paint, bucket of water, and paper towels.