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. We also work with various county libraries to offer free classes at your local library. We are proud to be THE resource for the north metro art community.

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Art in the Park at The Draw with The City of Ramsey

Celebrating 50 years of Ramsey, the Art in the Park series will highlight insects, animals, landscapes, and local activities found in Ramsey. We will use a variety of materials such as oil pastels, watercolor paints, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, graphite and more! Get step by step instruction on sketching out your subject and how to use new materials. Everyone gets the same instruction, but each project turns out completely different with your own creativity embraced during the process! There will also be a concert in the park for the community each week that will start at 6:30pm, so you can stay for the music if you want! Enjoy the process of art making, the great outdoors, and live music with Art in the Park.
Ages: kids 5 – 15
Cost: $5/person/date
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Draw (7401 E Ramsey Parkway NW, Ramsey, MN 55303)
Register here:

Dates: Thursdays
July 18th – Catfish
July 25th – Music & Dance
August 1st – Sunfish
August 8th – Honey Bee
August 15th – Elmcrest Sunset

Community Art Classes with The City of Ramsey

Rumriver Art Center is partnering with The City of Ramsey to offer 4 different art classes off-site in Ramsey!
Mixed Media Minis – Saturday 8/17
Nature Printmaking – Saturday 9/14
Registration is through The City of Ramsey website. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Plein Air Painting and Sketching Club

CLICK HERE to register! Plein air painting and sketching is creating art outdoors. This is a self guided time to gather with other artists and if you’ve always wanted to try painting or drawing outdoors this is your opportunity! Participants must bring their own materials/supplies and provide their own transportation.
Time: 9am – 12pm
Cost: $15/day
Ages: 15 and older (this club is geared for older teens and adults)

Dates and Locations:
July 17
Anoka Peninsula Point Park
(meet in parking lot initially)
1460 S Ferry Rd, Anoka, MN

Bunker Hills Regional Park – meet at back of Activity Center parking lot
(no park fee needed for this location)
550 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW Andover, MN

Akin Riverside Park – meet at pavilion
1721 River Avenue Anoka, MN

Rum River South County Park – meet at pavilion
(next to Anoka County Fairgrounds)
3000 St. Francis Boulevard Anoka, MN

Creative Corner Craft Workshops at the Anoka County Fair

We are excited to partner with the Anoka County Fair to bring you Creative Corner Craft Workshops each day of the fair!
Check out our webpage for more info.

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