Big THANKS to all for a
successful winter fundraiser
held December 4, 2019!

We are so very grateful for the generous support of our community!  We have been cultivating the arts in rural Minnesota for nearly 30 years, but we won’t ever stop being amazed by the way people continuously step up and support arts and culture in our communities. We are able to positively impact thousands of people each year thanks to this continued commitment.

Much gratitude to all who attended the event and bid on items, bought raffle tickets, ornaments, and small gifts, tasted wine and food, and connected with each other. It was a wonderful evening among the Christmas Tree Festival displays in the City Hall Ballroom!


And, thanks to all who contributed to this fundraiser in some way…donations of items, money, gift certificates, food and time. We were totally blown away by the amazing support for this event. Big, heartfelt thanks goes out to the following list of businesses and individuals for their donations in all shapes & sizes! We couldn’t do it without YOU!

Business Donors:

1894 Perham * Backwoods Woodfire * Brew Ales and Eats * Cenex / Hardware Hank NYM * Centennial Realty * Central Minnesota Credit Union NYM * Cookies by Christine *  Designs by Tes * Disgruntled Brewing * Drastic Measures Brewing * Firehouse Bar & Grille * Gathering Grounds * Goose Group * Grass Roots Ottertail * Headquarters on Main  * Impressions by Sarah * Lumber Depot * Make Me Wine * Mark’s Fleet Supply Perham * Maslowski Fitness Center * Mills Lanes & Lucky Strike Grill * Mills Liquors * Mills Locker Plant * North Pines Market * Owly Coffee * Peeters Black Bark Pure Maple Syrup * Perham Printing * Pine Island Fish Co. * PS I Love You Boutique * Roots + Wings Yoga * Second Hand Rose * Seip Drug * Studio Pink * The Cactus * The Uptown * The Williams Company Store & Deli * Theisen Design Studios * Thumper Pond * Wendy Billie Yoga

Individual/Artist Donors:

Cheryl Bannes * Cheryl Humbert * Connie Warner * Denise Peltier * Dick Wentz * Dorothy Eskeli * Dyann Tigges * Gen Keranen *  Jan Parta * Jennifer Parta * Jerry Mevisson * Josh Lefkowitz * Kathleen Flynn * Kirstin Roberts * Marilu Swett * Mellie Peach * Pam Robinson * Pat & Ed Buerkle * Peder Butenhoff * Sarah Carlson * Sarah Govig * Sharon Windels * Sher Elkin * Suena * Tibi Chelcea

To all these donors….THANK YOU! To all community members….please SHOP LOCAL and support these businesses as you complete your holiday shopping! Small towns continue to grow and be vibrant when we all support each other!

The evening began with our adorable “Intro to Ballet” class performance led by instructor Leona Cichy. Thanks to Leona, these adorable tiny dancers, and all the families who came out to support this program!


And finally, thanks to all the volunteers, staff, and board members who worked hard to make this event possible!

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the Artist Bazaar (December 12-14, 2019) and the Longest Night Music Festival (December 21, 2019), both at the Cultural Center (24 Main Ave N, New York Mills), during the last few weeks of 2019.

Happy holidays to all!