Annual Adult Regional Art Show
2024 Theme: Unfettered
May 29 – June 29, 2024

Beginning on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and going through Saturday, June 29, the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to showcase local artwork in the gallery as part of the 2024 Annual Adult Regional Show. This year’s theme is “Unfettered.”

Call for Artists!

All regional artists aged 18 and up are invited to submit up to two pieces of art. All mediums 2D and 3D will be accepted.

  • Exhibit Dates: May 29-June 29, 2024. 
  • Reception: Friday, June 7, 2024

Keep reading below for dates, fees, and details.

About the Theme: “Unfettered”

Defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “not controlled or restricted,” this gallery show calls artists to freely express themselves. Throughout history artists have played a vital role in society as activists – they have used their art to help shine a light on injustice, communicate possibilities, and show a different perspective of the world.

“Unfettered” coincides with the 2024 Great American Think-Off question: “Is freedom of speech worth the cost?”

“To discover the mode of life or of art whereby your spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom.”  — James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The show “Unfettered” by its very definition is free from restriction. This show is a call for artists to express themselves as artists, as activists, and to explore their artistic freedoms. Artists throughout history have responded to contemporary events and changes in the world. Artists can use their artistic voice to shine a light on societal problems, bring forth ideas, emotions, and new perspectives or express the creativity of the artist. Art and new art styles are constantly being created, boundaries are pushed, old ideals are questioned and new visions created. 

Important info and dates:

Cost & Preparation:

  • Submit up to two works:
    • Current paid members $15 per entry
    • Non-members: $20 per entry
  • Eligible: all mediums and styles, 2D and 3D; must be work completed in 2014-2024.
  • Prefer work be for sale, but not required (30% Cultural Center commission).
  • Must be gallery ready: framed, hooks & wire; no sawtooth hangers please.
  • Attach labels to back – include retail price.


  • Drop off work: May 21- 25 and 28, 2024, or call to make arrangements.
  • Show opens: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Show ends: Saturday, June 29, 2024
  • Reception: Friday, June 7, 2024, 6-8pm
    • Honoring: Finalists for the Great American Think-Off and all exhibiting artists
    • Refreshments, cash bar and music
    • Free to attend and all are invited!
  • Pick up art after June 29, 2024. Please arrange a pick-up time with Cultural Center staff.
  • Gallery Hours:
    • Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-7pm
    • Fridays 10am-5pm
    • Saturdays 10am-3pm.
    • Other times by appt; contact
    • Gallery is free to see and open to all


  • 1st: $100 and 2 event tickets
  • 2nd: $75 and 2 events tickets
  • 3rd: $50 and Cultural Center mug

Join us! For more information: or call 218-385-3339.