2021 Kalevala Puppet Pageant

Large-scale community theater
Seeking participants of all ages!
2 FREE performances!
Fri, Aug 20 @ 7pm @ NYM VFW
Sat, Aug 21 @ 1:45pm @ Finn Creek

Decoys and Wildlife Photography in the Gallery July 2021

Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Show
Photographer Brad Anderson
Decoy Artists Larry Lange, Brad Lange, John Peeters
In the Gallery NOW-July 31, 2021

Now Hiring! Join our Creative Team

Membership/Administrative Coordinator
Build Your Skills in a Creative & Fun Environment!
Starting ASAP

America’s Greatest Thinker for 2021

Dan Tschida of Minneapolis, MN is America’s Greatest Thinker for 2021
Playing by the Rules WINS!

Art in Your Park Summer 2021

Free art for kids!
Join us in your parks
Dates & locations vary


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.