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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

Introducing the Edna Wolfe Scholarship Fund

Edna Wolfe created art from childhood to well into her nineties. She was a founding member of Artists del Norte and served for many years on the boards of Artists del Norte, North Artists Studio Crawl, Artists of Minnesota, and the Anoka County Arts Alliance. In tribute to their dear friend and fellow artist, Artists del Norte has set up the Edna Wolfe Scholarship Fund with a mission to give aspiring artists ages 17 and younger financial aid to take art classes in her memory. Click the link below to apply for a scholarship.

https://goo.gl/forms/jWs4q5n6OPXUpd0H3

August Classes and Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Acrylic Painting Club every Wednesday 9am – 12pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Teen Art Lab every Friday 1pm – 4pm
Teen Art Wheel Throwing Open Studio (must be experienced) every Friday 1pm – 4pm
Thursday 8/1, 5:50pm – 6:45pm, Art in the Park: The Draw
Tuesday 8/6, 10:30am, St. Francis Library Hand-Built Pottery Gratitude Box
Wednesday 8/7, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting Class
Thursday 8/8, 6pm – 8pm, Hand-Built Pottery Essential Oil Infuser Class
Fridays 8/9, 16, 23, 1pm – 3:30pm, Vitality Arts Older Adults: Mindful Art Practice
Saturday 8/10, 10am – 12:30am, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Thursday 8/15, 5:50pm – 6:45pm, Art in the Park: The Draw
Friday 8/16, 6pm – 8:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Sunday 8/18, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Sunday 8/18, 1pm – 3:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Tuesday 8/20, 2pm, Mississippi Library Create a Creature
Friday 8/23, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night
Saturday 8/24, 2pm – 5pm, Kevin Eldstrom Gallery Show Opening
Sunday 8/25, 1pm – 3:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Friday 8/30, 1pm – 3pm, Free Senior Art Day: Clay

July Upcoming Classes and Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Acrylic Painting Club every Wednesday 9am – 12pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Teen Art Lab every Friday 1pm – 4pm
Teen Art Wheel Throwing Open Studio (must be experienced) every Friday 1pm – 4pm
Thursday 7/11, 2pm, Crooked Lake Library Create a Creature
Thursday 7/11, 5:50pm – 6:45pm, Art in the Park: The Draw
Friday 7/12, 2pm, Johnsville Library Stained Glass Mosaic
Sunday 7/14, 10am- 4pm, Elmcrest Art Fair
Sunday 7/14, 11am – 12pm & 1pm – 2pm, Free Family Art Day at Elmcrest Park
Thursday 7/18, 6pm – 8pm, Mandala Mixed Media Class
Friday 7/19, 1pm – 3pm, Free Senior Art Day: Watercolor
Saturday 7/20, 2pm – 5pm, Delayne Hostetler Gallery Show Opening
Sunday 7/21, 1pm – 3:30pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Tuesday 7/23, 1pm, Centennial Library Mexican Warm Sun Cool Moon
Thursday 7/25, 5:50pm – 6:45pm, Art in the Park: The Draw
Friday 7/26, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night

Nature Art Sketchbook Camp Slideshow

We have been having a great time in our Summer Art Camps and you can still get in on the fun! Check out this amazing slideshow of what campers did in our Nature Art Sketchbook camp!
https://spark.adobe.com/page/lswsIAleZTpO7/

We need your vote!

We made it to the top 3! We just need your vote one more time.
Connexus Energy will donate $1,000 to the qualifying 501(c)(3) charity with the most votes on their website. Please vote and share to help us win $1000 for the Rumriver Art Center.
Please take a minute of your time and vote and share with your friends, family and art lovers in the community!

https://www.connexusenergy.com/about-us/our-community/your-community-your-choice?fbclid=IwAR3Is062ShNcnyrMdeKhg-pQ0qC9rDRcdGLo1s6sWHz9dvXTZlMfo9O94R4

Vitality Arts Students Show: June 7, 2019 – July 12, 2019

We are very proud and excited to feature the talents of our Vitality Arts program students here at the Rumriver Art Center Gallery. The Gallery Opening is on Saturday, June 8 from 2pm—5pm. It is amazing to see the transformations of their abilities and what they have accomplished. Please join us in the celebration of their work. There will be a variety of different mediums on display including acrylic painting, drawing, and clay pottery. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thanks to grants from Aroha Philanthropies and Walmart in Andover we were able to offer these classes at a reduced cost.