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: Make a Clay Mug

Join Avant Garden and Rum River Art Center for a make-your-own-mug pottery class on Wednesday 2/5 from 5:30 – 7:00pm!
Ticket includes all art materials & one medium drink.
Everyone who attends this class will be able to make their own clay mug using materials provided by Rum River Art Center. Your mug will be fired in a kiln and ready to be picked up at Avant Garden approximately 2 weeks after the class. Then you can bring your handmade mug back to Avant for $0.25 off drinks!
CLICK HERE to register.

Anoka Winterfest

A Flurry of Festivities
Escape winter hibernation and celebrate Anoka’s winter wonderland with a flurry of outdoor (weather permitting) and indoor festivities at Anoka Winterfest. Come to the Rumriver Art Center table to make a one of a kind mixed media project (space and materials permitting).

Where: George Enloe Park (631 Lund Blvd.)
When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
CLICK HERE for more information.

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.

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

Tues 6/16, 3:00pm, Johnsville Library, Monet Japanese Bridge
Wed 6/17, 1:00pm, Northtown Library, Hand Built Pottery Clay Birds
Thu 6/18, 10:30am, North Central Library, Eric Carle Insects
Tues 6/30, 2:30pm, St. Francis Library, Patchwork Owl
Thu 7/9, 2:00pm, Crooked Lake Library, Picasso Pop Can Portraits
Tues 7/28, 2:00pm, Rum River Library, Aboriginal Dot Animals
Tues 8/18, 2:00pm, Mississippi Library, Bird Collage

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