2023 Winter/Spring Concert Series

Live Music in Rural MN
Unique Listening-Room Space
Open to ALL!

Winter/Spring 2023 Youth Ballet at the Cultural Center

Ballet for Pre-K – 4th graders!
Classes in upstairs loft studio
Wednesday afternoons
12-week session Feb 15 – May 3, 2023

2023 Great American Think-Off Question Announced

2023 GATO Question Released!
Be the first to see it…
…and submit your essay today!
Essays due April 1st

Corey Medina & Brothers Return to NYM February 18, 2023!

Saturday, February 18, 2023
7:30pm @ Cultural Center
2023 Concert Series Kick Off
$12 advanced | $15 door | $5 students

Deep Roots: Sustaining a Living Community

Artist Jon Solinger
In the Gallery Feb 1 – Mar 4, 2023
Gallery Free to Visit & Open to All
Reception Fri, Mar 3 @ 4-6PM

Surge and the Swell Concert February 25, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 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.