The Rosemount Area Arts Council (RAAC) is committed to bringing high quality arts and entertainment to all residents in the Rosemount Area, regardless of age, income or abilities. We are dedicated to having fun while serving our community. You can help support RAAC with your donation.
We are a 100% volunteer run and financially independent organization. But, we get lots of things done to add to the quality of our community. RAAC was awarded the MRAC Arts Achievement Award in July 2013 for its body of work, community impact.
From Shannon Forney, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, March 2015: “You are a star in the pantheon of Minnesota arts organizations.”
From our City Council:
“I’m awed in what you have accomplished as an organization in just the past few years . . . the richness that you bring to our community . . . These events go beyond entertainment. They are educational. And they strengthen the bond of community, so important in a city that has experienced rapid growth”. Mayor William Droste
“[RAAC ] is huge in the fabric of the Rosemount community. You are a wonderful treasure in the City of Rosemount. Council member Jeff Wiesensel
“You’ve put the WOW factor back into what’s happening in Rosemount. Council member Mark DeBettignies
What do members think about RAAC?
"We came together eight years ago -- a group of people who did not know one another at all. We came together over the vision we developed and got to know one another. These are the people in my life who are now my closest friends, the people I can rely on through the thick and thin in my life -- personal and professional. It is an amazingly creative group that is up for tackling almost any challenge with high energy and determination." -- Jeanne
"I had a BIG idea for a Christmas variety show one July. We had no money to mount this show. At our board meeting, the first response was 'great idea, but there isn't time or money -- maybe next year.' But as the ideas started to bubble up, we arrived at the decision to go for it. We had just five months to pull it all together, and we pulled off a great show that sold out two performances! The community loved it! It's become one of our annual offerings. This is a can-do group of people who pull together to make big things happen. I personally felt proud to be a part of RAAC"