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. We are the resource for the north metro art community.

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Open Rock Painting with Brittany Maki

Join us Sundays May 29, June 12, July 17 and Aug 14 from 4pm – 7pm for Open Rock Painting with Brittany Maki! Brittany will be hosting a time for folks to come in and paint images or words on rocks. You can drop in whenever it works for you and paint a rock or two. This is a fun way to be creative and relax at the same time. There is no cost to do this, but donations are greatly appreciated! No registration required, just show up!

Classes at Anoka County Libraries

Young girl holding up her drawing of a large orange flower

Rumriver Art Center is partnering with the Anoka County Libraries to bring you 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 6/23, Animal Paper Mosaic, Centennial Library
Thursday 6/30, Watercolor and Zentangle Bookmarks, Johnsville Library
Thursday 7/14, Fish Pointilism, Crooked Lake Library
Saturday 7/16, Steampunk Bugs, Columbia Heights Public Library
Thursday 7/21, Robin Mead Inspired Summer Watercolor, Northtown Library
Tuesday 7/26, Edgar Degas Inspired Ballerina, St. Francis Library
Wednesday 7/28, Sea Glass Frame with Owl, Mississippi Library
Tuesday 8/9, Sara Catena Inspired Cat, Rum River Library
Tuesday 8/2, Polymer Clay SteamPunk Bugs, Northtown Library

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education

We offer classes at various elementary schools in the the Anoka-Hennepin school district. CLICK HERE to see the entire 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