2023 Great American Think-Off Weekend

30th Great American Think-Off
Saturday, June 10th @ 7pm
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Kick-Off Friday June 9th

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Art in Your Park Summer 2023

Free art for kids outdoors!
Join us in YOUR parks this summer!
Dates & locations vary
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Window to the World: Spain & Portugal 2024

Window to the World
Travel to Spain & Portugal
April 12-23, 2024
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2023 Adult Regional Art Show: “The Only Home We’ve Known”

In the Gallery May 3 – June 24, 2023
Free to See & Open to All
Reception Friday, June 9th

Dylan Doyle Band Live + Outdoors in NYM 6/22/23!

Outdoor Live Music
Thursday, June 22
Music Starts @ 7:30PM


The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center is a multidisciplinary arts organization that has been dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities for rural Americans for more than two and a half decades. The Center, founded by John Davis, is located in the town of New York Mills in Otter Tail County in north central Minnesota.


Now in its 28th year, The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas being explored by every day people. Designed to bring philosophy down from the ivory towers of academia and make it accessible for all, the contest has received national acclaim including coverage by C-SPAN, the New York Times, and The Today Show.