2022 Artist Bazaar & Stock-Up Sale

13th Annual Artist Bazaar Fri Nov 25 – Sat Dec 3, 2022 Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Specials Nov 25 & 26! Stock Up Sale Dec 2 & 3! All are invited to our 13th annual Artist Bazaar held in our beautiful historic gallery space!  We are...

Give to the Max Day 2022

Minnesota’s Giving Holiday! Donate Online Nov 1 – 17, 2022 Our 2022 Goal: 30 Donors to Celebrate 30 Years! #GTMD22 is a full day dedicated to supporting MN non-profits and schools #GiveWhereYouLiveMN #IgniteGenerosity Give to the Max is a statewide...

Annual Winter Fundraiser: Gather, Support, Connect!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Held @ NYM City Hall Ballroom During NYM Tree Festival All are invited to our annual Winter Fundraiser at the City Hall Ballroom during the Community Christmas Tree Festival on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 from...

Celebrating 30 Years on Main Avenue in 2022

NYMRCC Celebrates 30 Years on Main Avenue in New York Mills! Gallery Exhibit Nov 9 – Dec 3, 2022 Celebration Event Sat, Nov 19th All are Welcome! We’ve come a long way since opening our doors in 1992! All are invited to join us in celebrating THIRTY YEARS...

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Concert 10/27/22

Live Music @ the Cultural Center Thursday October 27, 2022 Doors @ 7PM; Music @ 7:30 Get Tickets Today! High energy & amazing musicianship in a fusion of “newgrass” + rock Our 2022 Fall Concert Series continues at the Cultural Center with Galactic...

2022 Community Kids’ Halloween Party

Saturday, October 29, 2022 @ 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Held @ NYM Cultural Center For children age 10 & under Join us at the Cultural Center for a FREE Kid’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 from noon-3pm. Costumes encouraged!  Make and take...

Curtis & Loretta Album Release Tour Concert 11/3/22

Thursday, November 3, 2022 Concert begins @ 7:30 p.m. Original Folk Music @ NYM Cultural Center The Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome Curtis and Loretta back to New York Mills for an Album Release Tour Concert on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. You may...

Fall 2022 Workshops @ the Cultural Center

Arts Learning Workshops Monthly Opportunities for All Create, Explore, Learn & Grow Join us this Fall 2022! Join us for these arts learning experiences at the Cultural Center this Fall!  Workshops take place in the main floor Cultural Center Gallery and are open...

In the Gallery: Michael Weatherly Prints

September 14 – October 15, 2022 Printmaker Michael Weatherly Reception Friday 10/14 @ 4-6pm All are invited to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery between September 14 – October 15, 2022 to see contemporary artwork by Michael Weatherly. An...

Amanda Standalone Album Release Concert 10/15/22

Live Music @ NYMRCC Fall Concert Series Continues! Saturday, October 15 @ 7:30PM All are invited to an album release concert by Amanda Standalone at the Cultural Center on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. Amanda...

“Moving Words” NYM Library Event @ Cultural Center 10/24/22

Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota New York Mills Public Library Event Held @ NYM Cultural Center Mon, Oct 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm All are invited to attend this program hosted by the New York Mills Public Library, and held at the New York Mills Regional Cultural...

Art for Lunch 2022

Hungry for Creativity? Grab Art for Lunch! Second Thursdays from 12-1pm $5 fee for supplies Join us for a monthly creative break designed to introduce participants to new materials and processes. Held on the second Thursday of the month from noon – 1:00 p.m.,...

Jukebox Time Machine: A Musical Experience 9/10/22

Jukebox Time Machine Pat & Donna Surface Saturday, Sept 10, 2022 Begins @ 7:30pm Join us in kicking off the Cultural Center’s Fall 2022 Concert Series with Pat and Donna Surface in their interactive multi-media musical event, Jukebox Time Machine, on...

In the Gallery: “The Figure, Refigured”

August 10 – September 10, 2022 Artists Robyn Olson, Lori Charest, Anne Sawyer Gallery Open to All Reception Friday 8/12 @ 4-6PM All are invited to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery between August 10 – September 10, 2022 to see artwork by...

Fall 2022 Concert Series

Live Music in Rural MN In Unique Gallery Space Variety of Music Genres Open to ALL! The Cultural Center is pleased to present our 2022 Fall Concert Series! We look forward to bringing live music back to our unique, intimate listening-room style space in our visual...

Fall 2022 Youth Ballet at the Cultural Center

Youth Ballet Classes Return! 12-week Fall Session: Wednesdays September 21 – December 14, 2022 We are excited to once again offer Youth Ballet through a partnership with instructor Leona Cichy at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Wednesday...

2022 Fish House Festival in New York Mills, MN

8th Annual Festival Friday, July 8, 2022 Held in conjunction with New York Mills Summer Celebration and Lund Mania Fishing Tournament Come join the fun of artists painting in the street, outdoor games, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, youth decoy painting, tractor t-shirt...

2022 Great American Think-Off Results

America’s Greatest Thinker: Blaine Rada Audience Votes: Social Responsibility is More Important than Personal Choice On Saturday, June 11, 2022, a majority of the audience of more than 200 voted to name Blaine Rada of Darien, IL America’s Greatest Thinker...

National Night Out in NYM August 2, 2022

National Night Out Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4PM – 6PM Free & Open to ALL! Join the Cultural Center, the NYM Public Library, NYM Public Works, NYM Police Department, Roots & Wings Forest School, and Baby’s Bagels Food Truck from 4-6PM on National...

2022 Kalevala Puppet Pageant

13th Annual Community Theater Event Friday 8/19/22 @ NYM Corn Feed Saturday 8/20/22 @ Finn Creek Fest Workshops begin Mon, Aug 8, 2022! The Puppet Pageant is an original large-scale street theater play based on stories from the Finnish national epic poem, the...

Finland Trip 2022

Window to the World Travel Experience to Finland NEW 2022 Dates: Sept 15-26, 2022 Announcing our 2nd “Window to the World” Travel Adventure: Traditions of Finland! The Cultural Center’s “Window to the World” program began as an idea to...

2022 Great American Think-Off Finalist Essays

29th Great American Think-Off Congratulations to all 4 finalists! Read the winning essays below The four finalists for the 2022 Great American Think-Off are (in alphabetical order): Matthew Anderson of Sunnyvale, CA; Dennis Nau of Fergus Falls, MN; Blaine Rada of...

Bookends Online Edition: Summer/Fall 2022

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to share this program of the Wadena County Historical Society. We believe strongly in the value of collaboration and want to help spread the word about these online literary arts opportunities. BOOKENDS –...

Spring Into Summer 2022: Celebrating Cultures

Community Art & Cultural Exchange Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. @ NYM Sculpture Park / Barn All are invited to Spring into Summer with us at this fun and family-friendly community art and cultural exchange event!  Join us at the New York Mills...

2022 Great American Think-Off Debate June 11 & Kick-Off June 10

29th Annual Think-Off Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 7pm Held @ NYM School Auditorium Reception to follow @ Cultural Center The 2022 Think-Off debate will be held at the New York Mills School Auditorium on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open to the public at...

Artist-in-Residence Dr. Ramona Lee Pérez

Current Visiting Artist May 2022 From NM to MN The Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Artist-in-Residence Dr. Ramona Lee Pérez to New York Mills.  Dr. Pérez comes to us from New Mexico and will be in New York Mills for the month of May 2022. Dr. Ramona Lee Pérez is...

2022 Adult Regional Art Show: When the Work is Done

Call for Regional Artists! “When the Work is Done” Annual Adult Regional Show In the Gallery May 25 – July 2, 2022 The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to announce the 2022 theme for its Annual Adult Regional Gallery Show: When the...

Art in Your Park Summer 2022

Free art for kids Join us in your parks! Dates & locations vary, see below The Cultural Center’s ‘Art in Your Park’ program returns to YOUR parks in New York Mills, Perham and Wadena this summer! Join us in the great outdoors for a variety of fun...

2022 Great American Think-Off Finalists Announced

29th Annual Great American Think-Off Philosophy Essay/Debate Contest Live Debate June 11, 2022 New York Mills, MN—May 1, 2022—The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to announce the four finalists for the 2022 Great American Think-Off debate, which will...

2022 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 5:30pm Join the Cultural Center Board of Directors and Staff at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (NYMRCC). All are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting! The agenda will include: 2021 Annual...

Root River Jam Concert 4/2/22

Americana Roots Live Music Saturday April 2, 2022 Music @ 7:30PM The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center’s Spring 2022 Concert Series continues with Root River Jam, an acoustic “Americana Roots” group based in Rochester, MN performing original...

Think-Off Essays Due April 1

29th Annual Great American Think-Off Philosophy essay & debate competition Essays due April 1st The Great American Think-Off, now in its 29th year, is an annual philosophy contest held in New York Mills, MN (population 1,224), and hosted by the New York Mills...

In the Gallery: In Tandem – new works by Valentine & Callahan

In the Gallery New works of art by Nancy XiáoRong Valentine and Amanda Callahan March 2 – April 2, 2022 The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to present In Tandem – new works by artists Nancy XiáoRong Valentine and Amanda Callahan in our...

Ben Ranson Concert 4/23/22

Local Live Music Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center for the final show in our Spring 2022 Concert Series on Saturday, April 23, 2022 featuring talented local musician Ben Ranson.  Concert begins at 7:30...

Harp and Flute Duo Concert 3/3/22

Thursday, March 3, 2022 @ 7:30PM Linda Chatterton, Flute Rachel Brandwein, Harp Flutist Linda Chatterton and harpist Rachel Brandwein will be giving a concert on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center’s visual arts...

Aby Wolf + Champagne Confetti in New York Mills 3/11/22

MSAB Arts on Tour Residency January 12-15, 2022 Public Concert RESCHEDULED to March 11, 2022 The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Aby Wolf and Champagne Confetti to our region for a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts on Tour Residency January...

Good Morning Bedlam Concert 2/19/22

Back by Popular Demand! Saturday, February 19, 2022 Music Starts @ 7:30 PM Join us at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. for a fun and festive evening of furious folk to warm up from the February freeze! Good...