Celebrating Cultures 2024

Community Art Event
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
@ NYM Sculpture Park / Barn
FREE to attend & open to ALL!

In the Gallery: All About Wood – May 2024

May 1 – 25, 2024
Reception Saturday, May 25, 1-3PM
Gallery Free to Visit & Open to All

2024 Great American Think-Off Weekend

31st Great American Think-Off
Saturday, June 8th @ 7pm
Get tickets now!
Kick-Off Friday June 7th

2024 Great American Think-Off Finalists Announced

31st Great American Think-Off
Live Debate June 8, 2024
Tickets on sale now!

2024 Annual Regional Art Show “Unfettered”

Annual Adult Regional Art Show
May 29 – June 29, 2024
Reception June 7, 6-8PM

Winter/Spring 2024 Workshops @ the Cultural Center

Create, Explore, Learn & Grow
Spring Workshops for ALL
Register today to grab your spot!


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.