The Art-A-Thon will end at midnight tonight (Saturday, March 14). We value the health and safety of our customers and teaching artists and our highest priority is taking action that best protects the community we serve. Thank you for your understanding.
Wishing health and peace,
Rumriver Art Center

Do you have the winter blues? Do you need to get out of the house? Come and create art at the Rumriver Art Center during our second annual Art-A-Thon! Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, we will be open for you. It will be 48 hours of non-stop art and creativity. There will be a variety of art activities to participate in throughout the 48 hours, including wheel throwing pottery, drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, hand-built pottery, polymer clay, and more! Come alone or bring a group. All are welcome! We all need a little sunshine to help brighten the winter season. Get your spark going with some creativity and support your community art center.

When – 6:00pm Friday, March 13 until 6:00pm Sunday, March 15
Where – Rumriver Art Center in Anoka, MN (2665 4th Ave, Suite 103, Anoka, MN 55303)
Why – Support your community art center and local artists. All funds raised support our art programming in your community. Come to the art center, be creative, and have some fun.

CLICK HERE to see pictures from last year’s Art-A-Thon.

How can you help?

Become a sponsor. Sponsorship starts at $100 per event hour. CLICK HERE to fill out our Sponsor An Hour form.

Become a volunteer. Help set up/organize the event and volunteer as we make art for 48 hours straight. CLICK HERE to fill out our volunteer form.

Make a donation. A donation of any kind helps keep art alive and supports your community art center. CLICK HERE for our online donation form.

Come and create art. Create art at any time during the weekend and just have fun! See the schedule of events below.

Spread the word. Tell everyone you know (or don’t know) about the Art-A-Thon.

Where does your money go?

All donations support the Rumriver Art programs in your local neighborhood. We offer many free or low cost programs in the community, including Kids Art Fun Nights, Free Family Art Days, senior art programs/outreach, an art gallery for local artists to show and sell their work, and many other opportunities. Your generous donations help to keep art alive!
Sponsorship Benefits:
You are supporting your community art center and local artists!
You can choose the time and number of hours you would like to sponsor or we can choose for you
You can choose an art medium to highlight during your sponsored time
You can promote your organization during your sponsored time
You can create a customized tile showing your support that will be placed on our Donor Wall
You will receive recognition on all Rumriver Art Center social media and printed materials

Let us know if you want to get involved!
Phone: 763-323-8830 Email:

Schedule of Events for the Art-A-Thon

Stop in at any time to add to our community mural and check out our summer camp information station!
Events will be added as they are planned. Check back here for updates.
Space is limited for some events. Those that are linked require registration.
Events with a “$” next to it have a fee, all other events are free.
We regret to inform you that the Bonnie Cutts GOLDEN Mixed-Media Demo on March 13 from 1pm-3pm has been canceled. GOLDEN Acrylics has canceled the class. If you registered more than one individual please let those other individuals know the class has been canceled. We will reschedule the demo, but the date has not been decided yet. We will keep you posted on the rescheduled class as soon as we have the specific details. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Friday, March 13

6pm – 8pm Kids Art Fun Night $
8pm-10pm Ovation String Quartet Concert $

Saturday, March 14

9am – 2pm Paul Boecher Frontier Artist Hawkeye Demo
10am – 5pm Heart of the City Music Factory Open House (no registration required, click the link for more information)
10am – 12pm Rumriver Handweavers Community Weaving Demo
10am – 12pm Empty Bowls Wheel Throwing Pottery Fundraiser
12pm – 1pm Free Family Art Day session 1
12:30pm – 3pm Wheel Throwing Pottery Class $
1:30pm – 2:30pm Free Family Art Day session 2
2pm – 4pm Sunshine Artists Gallery Show Opening (no registration required, click the link for more information on the RRAC Gallery)
3pm – 5pm Paint Your Pet and Alcohol Ink Demonstrations
3pm – 6pm Empty Bowls Wheel Throwing Pottery Fundraiser
5:30pm – 8pm Heart of the City Music Factory Open Mic Night (no registration required, click the link for more information)
6:30pm – 8:30pm Guitar Music by Dennis Venditto, James Marshall, and Tom Pace
8pm – 10pm Adult Paint Night $