Community Art 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 also 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.

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 the link above to be taken to the Anoka County Library events calendar.

Tuesday 2/19/19, 4:30pm, Crooked Lake Library Gyutako Fish Printing

Tuesday 3/12/19, 4:30pm, Rum River Library Hand-Built Pottery: African Masks

Thursday 3/14/19, 4pm, Rum River Library Mixed Media Mandalas

Thursday 7/11/19, 2pm, Crooked Lake Library Create a Creature

Friday 7/12/19, 2pm, Johnsville Library Stained Glass Mosaic

Tuesday 7/23/19, 1pm, Centennial Library Mexican Warm Sun Cool Moon

Tuesday 8/6/19, 10:30am, St. Francis Library Hand-Built Pottery Gratitude Box

Tuesday 8/20/19, 2pm, Mississippi Library Create a Creature

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.

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education

CLICK HERE for the entire online course catalog.

March 28, 6pm-8:30pm, Wheel Throwing

April 11-May 16, 6pm-8:30pm, Wheel Throwing 6 Week Course

May 14, 6pm-8:00pm, Toad House

While we rely on the community to support us, Rumriver Art Center is also proud to support our copmmunity! We have donated gift certificates to the following programs:

Children's Workshop Montessori

Anoka County 4-H

Northern Starz

Northern Lights

St. Francis Elementary School

FRASER walk for Autism

Anoka Tornadoes Baseball Booster Club

St. Stephens Mardi Gras

St. Vincent de Paul

Mercy Hospital Foundation

Lincoln Fun Run

Community Wellness Day
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education has hosted the annual Community Wellness Day over the past ten years as a free, educational opportunity for families and individuals in the school district and surrounding communities to learn more about wellness and to practicing healthy lifestyles.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Coon Rapids Middle School
11600 Raven Street NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Rumriver Art Center will be putting on 2 different classes at Community Wellness Day. Participation in sessions is free, but registration is recommended. Walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows.

Family Art-Creativity Together (ages 5+)
Explore hands-on art activities together in a creative, healthy environment.
01/26/2019 10:45AM - 11:30AM

Creativity as a Wellness Practice (ages 16+)
Dabble in arts activities and explore how art can add health and happiness to your life.
01/26/2019 11:45AM - 12:30PM