Great American Think-Off Essays Due April 1

Think-Off Deadline Coming Soon!
Submit Essay by April 1st
No fee to enter
Four finalists each win $500 & weekend in NYM for the live debate!

In the Gallery: ‘Heavy Metals’ March 8 – April 8, 2023

Central MN Metal Artists
Gallery Free to Visit & Open to All
Reception Fri, Mar 17 @ 4-6PM

Window to the World: Spain & Portugal 2024

Window to the World
Travel to Spain & Portugal
April 12-23, 2024
Local Workshops TBA

Good Morning Bedlam Concert 4/14/23

Furious Folk LIVE!
Back by Popular Demand
Friday, April 14, 2023
Music @ 7:30 PM

NEW in 2023: Wednesday Workshops

Arts Learning Opportunities!
3rd Wednesdays @ 10:30AM
Apr 19: Silk Scarf Painting
May 17: Glass Mosaic Suncatchers

Eric Peltoniemi Concert 4/22/23

Saturday, April 22, 2023
7:30pm @ Cultural Center
2023 Concert Series Continues
$10 advanced | $12 door | $5 students


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.