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 at Avant

Stop by Avant Garden for a painting class from the talented instructors at Rumriver Art Center! Art supplies and a cup of coffee included!

Date And Time
Thu, October 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Avant Garden
215 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303

Cost: $35

Click the link to get tickets!

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.

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.

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
Tue 1/21, 4:00pm, Rum River Library, Harry Potter Norwegian Ridgeback Dragons
Sat 2/1, 2:00pm, Northtown Library, Catching Snowflakes
Sat 3/7, 10:30am, North Central Library, Hand-Built Pottery: Totem
Tue 3/10, 2:00pm, St. Francis Library (North Park Shelter), Polymer Clay Nordic Owl
Wed 3/18, 4:30pm, Crooked Lake Library, Jellyfish Watercolor

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