Community Programs

The Rumriver Art Center partners with many local community organizations to provide art education through classes and programs throughout the year. We have an ongoing partnership with the City of Ramsey for the “Art in the Park” series. The Rumriver Art Center has free art activity programs with the City of Anoka including Winterfest and Halloween events. We work with the Anoka-Hennepin Libraries to offer free classes at your local library and the Anoka-Hennepin school district’s “Wellness Day”. We are the resource for the north metro art community.

Art in the Park Events with The City of Ramsey

The City of Ramsey and The Rumriver Art Center offer occasional art classes either at Elmcrest Park or at the Rumriver Art Center.

Elmcrest Art Fair
Join the City of Ramsey and Rumriver Art Center for the third annual Elmcrest Art Fair, where community members and visitors will be able to share and enjoy the arts. This free event will also feature local food vendors, live music, artist demos, and introductory art classes. Click the link to learn how to register to have an artist booth at the art fair!
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Elmcrest Park, 16303 Quicksilver Street NW, Ramsey, MN 55303

Art in the Park: The Draw – Come for the art, stay for the music!
Registration is required. Classes are for children ages 5 – 15 years old. Class is limited to the first 40 participants per session. Participants must check in 5 minutes prior to the start of class. All unclaimed seats will be filled at that time.
Dates: Thursdays June 13, July 11, July 25, August 1, August 15
Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Location: The Draw, 7401 E. Ramsey Parkway NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
These classes are all full. CLICK HERE to be added to the waitlist. If there is space available on the day of the class, we will let the waiting list in before people who just show up the day of class.

Classes at Anoka County Libraries

Join us at various Anoka County Libraries for FREE art classes! Registration is required through the Anoka County Library system. CLICK HERE to be taken to the Anoka County Library events calendar.
Thursday 7/11/19, 2pm, Crooked Lake Library Create a Creature
Friday 7/12/19, 2pm, Johnsville Library Stained Glass Mosaic
Tuesday 7/23/19, 1pm, Centennial Library Mexican Warm Sun Cool Moon
Tuesday 8/6/19, 10:30am, St. Francis Library Hand-Built Pottery Gratitude Box
Tuesday 8/20/19, 2pm, Mississippi Library Create a Creature

Wed 10/16, 4:30pm, Rum River Library, Create a Creature: Mixed Media
Thu 10/17, 4:30pm, Crooked Lake Library, Dragonfly Painting
Tue 10/22, 4:30pm, Centennial Library, Tim Burton’s Haunted Houses
Thu 10/24, 4:30pm, Rum River Library, Stained Glass Sugar Skulls
Sat 11/2, 10:30am, North Central Library, Dragonfly Painting
Tue 11/26, 4:00pm, St. Francis Library (Rum River North Park Shelter), Hand-Built Clay Gnomes
Sat 12/7, 1:30pm, Northtown Library, Polymer Clay Fairy Snails

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education

The Rumriver Art Center offers an art enrichment program for the community. These classes also include after school classes at various elementary schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

CLICK HERE for the entire online course catalog.

Check out more of our community events below.

While we rely on the community to support us, Rumriver Art Center is also proud to support our community!

We have donated gift certificates to the following programs:
FRASER walk for Autism
Anoka Tornadoes Baseball Booster Club
St. Stephens Mardi Gras
St. Vincent de Paul
Mercy Hospital Foundation
Lincoln Fun Run
Children’s Workshop Montessori
Anoka County 4-H
Northern Starz
Northern Lights
St. Francis Elementary School