2022 Kalevala Puppet Pageant

Large-scale community theater
Seeking participants, volunteers, donors!
2 FREE performances!
Fri, Aug 19 @ NYM VFW
Sat, Aug 20 @ Finn Creek

In the Gallery: “The Figure, Refigured”

August 10 – September 10, 2022
Artists Robyn Olson, Lori Charest, Anne Sawyer
Gallery Open to All

Finland Trip 2022

Window to the World
Travel Dates: Sept 15-26, 2022
FREE Workshop open to ALL:
August 24: Finnish Culture & Food

Fall 2022 Concert Series

Live Music in Rural MN
In Unique Gallery Space
Variety of Music Genres
Open to ALL!

Fall 2022 Youth Ballet at the Cultural Center

Ballet for Pre-K – 4th graders!
Classes in upstairs loft studio
Wednesday afternoons
12-week session Sept 21 – Dec 14

Sit-n-Stitch 2022

Weekly Gathering of Fiber Artists
Now on Thursdays @ 5-7PM!
(Note NEW time – 2 hours weekly!)
Free to Attend & Open to All


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.