join us at RumRiver Art Center

Artists del Norte meetings and workshops are held at the Rum River Art Center in Anoka. For the locals, you may remember it as the old Milk Factory. Now turned art center, it is a lovely location with lots of space, good vibes and class opportunities. We have really fell in love with the space.


October 2019: Brendon Fairley - Finger-painting with Oils

Artist and Elephant

“Hello! My name is Brendon Fairley and I am a pastor and an oil finger painter. I started painting for the very first time in 2017. My wife and kids and I had just purchased a new home in the fall of 2016 and were in the market for some new wall décor. We began to look into paintings and as we were searching one particular painting stood out to me. It was a painting the likes I have never seen before. After doing research on the painting I found out it was an oil finger-painting by an artist named Iris Scott. I was so enamored by the beauty and uniqueness of the medium I began to feel deep in my heart that I needed to give this a shot and try it. So in February 2017, I took my first crack at finger-painting. The experience was so wonderful, visceral and freeing that I was immediately hooked and I have been painting ever since!"

! I am truly blessed and thankful to the Lord for the gift of painting!

All of our meetings at held at Rumriver Art Center in Anoka,
2665 4th Ave, Suite 102, Anoka MN 55303


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Past guest artists

Mary Ann Cleary
Andrea Martin
Jes Lee—Jessica Lee Durose Shimek
Anton Horishnyk
Bonnie Cutts
Laura Cornell
David Bratzel
Barbara Boulka 
Carol Spohn
David Smith 
Marie Hammond
Lynne Bauer

Member Demos by:
Linda Lawrence
Sharyn Erickson
Bonnie Elkerton
Laura Irwin-Schack
Raynelle Schneider
Tom Dimock
Carla Anderson

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Art WorkshopS

CANCELLED September 21, 9:30 - 1:30 - Pretty in Pink Colored Pencil with Sharon Mendenhall. Held at Rum River Art Center Meeting room.

 October 5, 9:00 - 1:00 - Card Workshop by Cherene Bebeau - held at Rum River Art Center meeting room. 


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Gallery of past meetings