Have you seen some of these stories about the Rumriver Art Center in the newspaper, online or TV?

The mission of Rumriver Art Center 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 with like-minded individuals in the North Metro. We recognize the individual potential of students and artists and explore through multiple art mediums their creativity, talents, passions, and spirit while igniting prospects for innovative and affordable artistic expression.
The Rumriver Art Center has had many stories in the media describing how we are accomplishing our mission.

Star Tribune Highlight: Art in the Park at The Draw with The City of Ramsey.

This fun event features step-by-step instructions through an art project, allowing students to understand the process of each technique and still create their own unique masterpiece. This Summer’s Art in the Park theme is Minnesota Animals! There will also be a concert in the park for the community each week that will start at 6:30pm. Ages: kids 5 – 15 Cost: $5/person/date Location: The Draw 7401 E Ramsey Parkway NW Ramsey, MN 55303 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Remaining dates include: July 27 – Squirrel August 10 – Fox 

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Gallery Shows Featured in ABC Newspaper

New Rumriver gallery to open

May 26, 2023, Rumriver Art Center in Anoka is set to present a new gallery show titled “Kenya Letourneau’s Kreations!”

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‘Love Always’ gallery to open at Rumriver Art Center 

Jan 20, 2023, Rumriver Art Center in Anoka will present a new gallery show titled “Love Always” in early February.

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RRAC Featured in KARE 11 Communities that KARE

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!

Rumriver Art Center Voted 2nd Place Best Art Studio

Minnesota Parent put out a survey that included Rumriver Art Center as one of the options for Best Art Studio and our fans spoke up! You voted us into 2nd place – THANK YOU! Check out the article below.
Minnesota Parents Share Their Family Favorites!
During January 2023, Minnesota Parents voted for their family’s favorite entertainment spots, family retailers, and top spots for food and drinks. We received over 29,000 votes and are so happy to announce the top three winners in over 50 categories that support and celebrate what makes Minnesota a family-first state!
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Rum River Art Center Inc Receives 2020 Best of Anoka Award

Anoka Award Program Honors the Achievement

ANOKA March 6, 2020 — Rum River Art Center Inc has been selected for the 2020 Best of Anoka Award in the Education & Training Services category by the Anoka Award Program.

Each year, the Anoka Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Anoka area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Anoka Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Anoka Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Anoka Award Program

The Anoka Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Anoka area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Anoka Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Anoka Award Program

Anoka Award Program

Rumriver Art Center was featured on QCTV to showcase our mural hanging event on Saturday, August 8, 2020. We hung six large murals on our building. The murals were created by local artists and illuminate the spirit of the art center. Watch the QCTV segment:

Larry was a guest on the March edition of the Chamber Report with the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce on QCTV to talk about Rumriver Art Center and the Art-A-Thon! This is the clip. Watch the full episode here:
This video belongs to QCTV and the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce

CTN Coon Rapids – Published on Jun 23, 2016
ANOKA, Minn. — With kids out of school, parents are looking for different ways to keep them learning and engaged.

ANOKA, Minn. (KMSP) – A quiet walk along the river soon turned into a cacophony of shutter clicks as photographers swarmed a man and his baby in Anoka, Minn. last week. But, the photographers were not the paparazzi. They were young ladies taking a photography class at the Rum River Art Center, a unique non-profit in Anoka.
It’s this really cool thing in my backyard. And thanks to my chubby-cheeked daughter, I got to find out about something cool in Anoka, said Jeremie Mullinix, who was out with his daughter, Willow.