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Hungry for Creativity? Grab Art for Lunch!

Second Thursdays @ noon
Only $5 (for supplies)!
Feb – May 2021

One Word: Current Gallery Show

Check out our gallery for a visual interpretation of a word that describes 2020.

2021 Great American Think-Off Question

The 2021 GATO Question Released!
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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.