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Winter Weather Policy

Safety is our first priority in extreme winter weather. The safety of all students is the first priority when determining if Rumriver Art Center should stay open in extreme winter weather. If we cancel a class, we will give participants either a refund or credit to use on any other class.

As soon as the decision has been made to cancel a class we will post on the RRAC website, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also call us at 763-323-8830 to find out if there will be class.

Rumriver Art Center follows the Anoka-Hennepin school district when deciding to cancel classes. If the school district cancels classes, we will too. You can find out if the school district is closed from media outlets including WCCO, KSTP, Fox 9, Kare 11, CCX (also known as Northwest Community TV), and WCCO radio.

In case of very extreme winter weather, you have the final decision on whether or not to attend class. If RRAC is open, students are expected to attend and no refunds or credits will be given. However, if you feel you would be in danger you can choose to stay home.

December Classes and Events & Winter Break

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm, skip 12/24 & 12/25
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm, skip 12/26
Monday 12/2, 6pm-8pm, Acrylic Painting 4 Week Course begins (ends 12/23)
Tuesday 12/3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Holiday Polymer Clay Ornament Class at Ramsey City Hall
Wednesday 12/4, 6pm – 8pm, Wine & Canvas Acrylic Painting Class at Kitchen Table
Friday 12/6, 2pm-5pm, Vitality Arts Student Gallery Show Opening
Saturday 12/7, 10am-12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Mosaic Art
Saturday 12/7, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Northtown Library: Polymer Clay Fairy Snails
Friday 12/13, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Mindful Art Practice
Saturday 12/14, 10am – 12pm, Harry Potter Wand Class
Saturday 12/14, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 12/14, 3pm – 5pm, RRAC Holiday Show & Shop
Sunday 12/15, 12pm-1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Thursday 12/19, 6pm – 8pm, Adult Paint Night
Saturday 12/21, 1pm – 3:30pm, Watercolor Painting Class
Friday 12/27, 6pm-8pm, Kids Art Fun Night

Artist Academy Winter Break Classes

Celebrate Winter break and no school with Rumriver Art Center’s Artist Academy classes!

Monday, December 30
9am – 12pm Harry Potter Inspired Polymer Clay Nordic Owl
1pm – 4pm Harry Potter Dragon Drawing

Tuesday, December 31
9am – 12pm Pokemon Polymer Clay
1pm – 4pm Anime Workshop

Thursday, January 2
9am – 12pm Hand-Built Pottery Pinch Pot Monster
1pm – 4pm Mosaic Stained Glass Picture Frame

Friday, January 3
9am – 12pm Harry Potter Wand Class
1pm – 3:30pm Wheel Throwing Pottery
1pm – 4pm Acrylic Painting

Help Rumriver Art Center win $10,000!

Larry’s wonderful daughter Ally submitted our story about the Rumriver Art Center and how its a place for the community to be creative to #MyGivingStory. Please check out our story and vote for the Rumriver Art Center! The 20 stories garnering the most votes will be forwarded to the judging panel, which will select the winners. You can vote everyday until December 10th! Please vote and share!

https://mygivingstory.givingtuesday.org/fbcontests/profiletab/MyGivingStory2019/3267997

Give to the Max Day Thank You!

Thank you all so much for your support for Give to the Max Day! With your help we were able to raise almost $15,000! These funds will help us continue to provide our Free Family Art Days, Free Senior Art Days and Kids Art Fun Nights. We are beyond grateful for your support!

November Classes and Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday 11/2, 10:30am -12pm, North Central Library, Dragonfly Painting
Saturday 11/2, 2pm – 5pm, Handweavers Guild Gallery Show Opening
Saturday 11/9, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Acrylic Painting
Saturday 11/9, 11am-1pm, Rogers Library: Adult Mandala Class
Wednesday 11/13, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting Class
Thursday 11/14, 5:30pm – 8pm, Give To The Max Day Open House
Friday 11/15, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Hand-Built Pottery
Saturday 11/16, 10am-12pm, Harry Potter Wand Class
Saturday 11/16, 1pm – 3:30pm, Watercolor Painting Class
Sunday 11/17, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Sunday 11/17, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Friday 11/22, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night
Tuesday 11/26, 4pm – 5:30pm, St. Francis Library Hand-Built Pottery Gnome Class
Saturday 11/30, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class

October Classes and Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Thursday, 10/10, 6pm – 8pm, Anoka Halloween Paint on Canvas
Friday 10/11, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Drawing
Friday 10/11, 6pm-8:30pm Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 10/12, 5pm – 7:30pm, Halloween Gallery Show Opening
Wednesday 10/16, 4:30pm – 5:45pm, Rum River Library, Create a Creature: Mixed Media
Thursday 10/17, 4:30pm – 6pm, Crooked Lake Library, Dragonfly Painting
Thursday 10/17, 6pm – 8:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 10/19, 11am – 3pm, RRAC Halloween Open House
Saturday 10/19, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Sunday 10/20, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Tuesday 10/22, 4:30pm – 6pm, Centennial Library, Tim Burton’s Haunted Houses
Tuesday, 10/22, 6pm – 8pm, Anoka Halloween Paint on Canvas
Wednesday 10/23, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting Class
Thursday 10/24, 4:30pm – 6pm, Rum River Library, Stained Glass Sugar Skulls
Friday 10/25, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night
Saturday, 10/26, 10am – 12pm, Clay Sugar Skull Class
Sunday 10/27, 1pm-3:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Monday 10/28, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting 4 Week Course begins (ends 11/18)
Tuesday 10/29, 6pm – 8:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class

Art at Avant

Stop by Avant Garden for a painting class from the talented instructors at Rumriver Art Center! Art supplies and a cup of coffee included!

Date And Time
Thu, October 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location
Avant Garden
215 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303

Cost: $35

Click the link to get tickets!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-at-avant-tickets-72893288789?aff=efbeventtix

Help Rumriver Art Center win $2,500!

Are you a current American Family Insurance customer? It’s Time to Nominate Your Favorite Charity – Rumriver Art Center!

Community of Dreamers donations are back! And that means it’s time to nominate your favorite nonprofit organization. In October, American Family Insurance and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will award 100 $2,500 Community of Dreamers donations to charities that matter most to our customers.

Nominations are open until 5 p.m. CST on 9/19/19 so nominate and share TODAY! If you are not an American Family Insurance customer, share with your family and friends who are/might be!

Use this link to nominate Rumriver Art Center to win! https://amfamdreamsfoundation.wufoo.com/forms/2019-community-of-dreamers-submission-form/

Rumriver Art Center
2665 4th Ave #102
Anoka, MN 55303
www.rumriverart.com

Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

Hey artists – check out this cool event! The City of Coon Rapids is hosting a free community event – Love My Pet Fair – on September 21st at Riverview Park in Coon Rapids. New to the event this year is the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest! There is no entry fee for this contest, but preregistration is preferred because space is limited. The winner and runner up in each age category will be awarded a prize! Check out the attached files for more information and click the link for online registration.
https://www.coonrapidsmn.gov/FormCenter/Events-33/2019-Sidewalk-Chalk-Art-Contest-at-Pet-F-127

September Hours Change

From Saturday, August 31st until Saturday, October 5th we will have limited hours and a delayed response time for emails and phone messages. Please email sales@rumriverart.com or call 763-323-8830 to make an appointment if you need to stop in.

Monday & Friday: 9am – 12pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: closed