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.

Welcome in Winter with the Rumriver Art Center and the Kitchen Table for a seasonally inspired painting, flavorful wine, and lots of laughs. Unwind and get creative as you paint a family of snowmen with acrylic paint on canvas. Come alone, bring a friend, or fill an entire class with your friends. Our instructor will walk you through step-by-step instructions to paint your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. No experience is necessary!

Date: Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Kitchen Table (7533 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, MN 55303)
Cost: $35 (includes painting and 1 glass of wine, additional food and beverages will be available for purchase)

Click the link to register

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