Call for Art – Holiday Show and Shop

Application deadline is October 28th

Rumriver Art Center will be hosting a Holiday Show & Shop in the Jan Johansen Art Gallery from Saturday, December 3 – January 1. We are a looking for artwork that you would like to sell as well as artwork that would make great holiday gifts.

Gallery Show

Wild About Water

Show opening on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 2-4 in the Jan Johansen Gallery at Rumriver Art Center

Wild About Water is our 2nd annual Fall Call for Entry, where regional artists were invited to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork relating to the theme of water. A local artist juried this show where 55 artists entered 111 pieces of artwork. Wild About Water will showcase 60 pieces of artwork from a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, photography, mosaic, mixed media and clay. This will be a beautiful show so stop by and take a look.

Gallery Show

The Stories She Tells

Show opening on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 2-4 in the 21 Step Gallery at Rumriver Art Center

The art gallery show will feature the artwork of Surelle Schewe. The theme of this exhibit is the fairy tale of the female experience, the stories we tell about it, and the way we share our own narratives. Whether the storytelling is a cathartic way of healing, a warning to others, or a beautiful source of inspiration or hope, we all have stories to share.

Recent news

September 28, 2022

Wild About Water People’s Choice Award Winners

The votes are in! Congratulations to the following artists for being awarded People’s Choice in the Wild About Water Exhibit in the Jan Johansen Gallery at the Rumriver Art Center.First place goes to Madigan Cochran-Bjerke for her watercolor painting “Agate Beach”Second place goes to Carol Collins for her oil painting “Splash Down”Third place goes to… Read More

September 23, 2022

Operating Support Grant from MN State Arts Board

Rumriver Art Center just recently received an Operating Support Grant from the MN State Arts Board. The grant provides general operating support to high quality, established arts organizations that produce, present, or exhibit works of art; to organizations that provide a broad range of services to artists; and to community arts schools and conservatories that… Read More

September 19, 2022

Raku Workshop – Registration is open and FREE to spectate!

PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: join teaching artists Heather Barr and Makilyn Koep in this specialty workshop focusing on Western Raku techniques. This two-day workshop covers both throwing forms inspired by traditional Raku as well as the process and finishing techniques of firing the pots with a Raku kiln. The first day will focus… 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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RRAC Featured in KARE 11 Communities that KARE

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We were featured in the KARE 11 Communities that KARE segment this week! Our mission is to make a difference through art by being a welcoming and inspiring environment for artists of all ages to explore their creative potential through our classes, collaborations, and partnerships in the North Metro. Check it out!