Longest Night Music Festival 2019

Saturday, December 21 @ 7pm
Free community event
Local live music
ALL are welcome!

2019 Winter Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 4 @6-8pm
Held during NYM Christmas Tree Festival,
@ NYM City Hall Ballroom
Free to Attend & Open to ALL!

2019 Small Business Saturday Sale

Saturday, November 30, 2019
10am – 3pm
Shop Local!

You’re Invited to our 2019 Artist Bazaar – Unique Handmade Christmas Gifts

Artist Bazaar
Thursday Dec. 12 – Saturday Dec. 14th
Focusing on holiday related handmade gifts from local artists!

Give to the Max Day at the Cultural Center – Thursday November 14th!

Give to the Max Day Open House Gallery
$500 Matched Donation
November 14th, 2019!
Celebrating 30 Years!

Intro to Ballet Class at the Cultural Center

Beginners Ballet Class
Ages 3 – Kindergarten
6 week session
Begins October 30, 2019!


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 27th 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.