Arts Retreat FREE ARTIST RESIDENCY – apply by April 1, 2021

The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for August – December 2021 artist residencies. The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected artists in all disciplines. A small house and studio access are...

Think-Off Essays Due April 1

2021 Great American Think-Off Essays due April 1st The Great American Think-Off, now in its 28th year, is an annual philosophy contest held in New York Mills, MN (population 1,224), and hosted by the Cultural Center in New York Mills. This year’s question once again...

2021 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 5:30pm Join the Cultural Center Board of Directors and Staff at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (NYMRCC). All are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting! The agenda will include: 2020 Annual...

Spring 2021 Workshops @ the Cultural Center

Spring 2021 Workshops Join us for these arts learning experiences at the Cultural Center this Spring!  COVID safety guidelines observed, including masks, distancing, and limited attendance (see below for maximums per session). Pre-registration is required — just...

10 Spots Remaining! Book Now for September Finland Trip

Travel Experience to FINLAND! Trip Dates: Sept. 9-20, 2021 Sign up TODAY! Announcing our 2nd “Window to the World” Travel Adventure: Traditions of Finland — September 2021! In 2019 we took our first group to Italy; in 2021 we are headed to FINLAND! ...

2020 Artist Bazaar – Unique Handmade Gifts

Annual Artist Bazaar Open to All Wednesday 11/18 – Saturday 11/21! Members Only Sneak Peek Tuesday, Nov 17, 5-7PM! All are invited to our 11th annual Artist Bazaar!  We are excited to once again host this annual artist event to bring unique, handmade gifts to...

Give to the Max Day 2020

The NYM Regional Cultural Center celebrates Give to the Max Day 2020! #GTMD20 is a full day dedicated to supporting MN non-profits and schools! #GiveWhereYouLiveMN Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across...

Cultural Center COVID Response

Since March 2020, here at the Cultural Center, we have shifted our community lens to include public health and have done our best to be a model for COVID safety.  We have been consistently following COVID guidelines including masks, distancing, handwashing,...

Pour, Paint & Sip Workshop CANCELED

Arts Learning Workshop Wed, Nov 11 @ 7-9PM Learn about Pour Painting! UPDATE 11/10: CLASS CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRANTS. WE PLAN TO RESCHEDULE IN THE SPRING. Join us for this fun & fast workshop with local artist and CC programs director Cheryl Bannes! Learn...

Make Your Vote Count: ArtsVote 2020

The Americans for the Arts Action Fund presents its ArtsVote “Make Your Vote Count” campaign and pledge with artwork designed by renowned contemporary artist and Americans for the Arts Artists Committee member Shepard Fairey, as well as customized voter fact sheets...

Issam Rafea and Gao Hong Concert 11-5-20

Live World Music Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 7:00-8:00 p.m. Held @ NYM Cultural Center Join us at the Cultural Center for live world music by renowned musicians Issam Rafea and Gao Hong.  This concert is an “adapted in-person event” which will follow...

Sit-n-Stitch Returns 2020

Weekly Fiber Artists’ Gathering Now on Thursdays! @ 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Beginning on Thursday, September 10, 2020, Sit n Stitch is BACK!  This weekly fiber arts gathering offers time and space for some fiber fun weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m....

Good Morning Bedlam @ NYM Sculpture Park 10/9/20

Live Music Outdoors! Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Join us at the New York Mills Sculpture Park / The Barn located at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 67 in New York Mills on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for an unforgettable evening of live...

‘The Rights of the Child’ Gallery Exhibit

Paintings by Moira Villiard In the Gallery Sept 9 – Oct 10, 2020 The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show “The Rights of The Child” by artist Moira Villiard is on display from Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, October 10th,...

Art For Lunch Sept 2020 – May 2021

Second Thursdays @noon-1pm $5 fee for supplies Add creativity to your day! Art for Lunch continues into Fall 2020 and Spring 2021!  Join us for this monthly creative break to learn about a new art form and make your own creation. Adaptations are in place for COVID-19...

Fall 2020 Youth Ballet Classes

Wednesday afternoons September-December, 2020 For youth ages 3-10 Details, dates & times below! We are excited to share that Leona Cichy will be returning this fall to provide ballet classes at the Cultural Center for ages 3-10!  A 12-week session will be offered...

Rummage Sale August 28 & 29, 2020

Cultural Center Rummage Sale! Art & craft supplies, books, paintings, artwork & MORE! BONUS: 15% off all NEW LUND merchandise! Come find treasures and bargains galore at the Cultural Center’s rummage sale, and support the arts at the same time!  Join us...

New Hours September 2020

Updated Fall 2020 Hours Expanded to Serve You! Beginning Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the Cultural Center Gift Shop and Gallery will be open the following hours: Wednesdays 10am-6pm Thursdays 10am-6pm Fridays 10am-5pm Saturdays 10am-3pm Closed...

Music in the Park July 31, 2020

Live Music Outdoors! @ NYM Sculpture Park / Barn Friday, July 31 @ 7:30PM The Cultural Center is taking our 2020 live music series outdoors for Music in the Park at the NYM Sculpture Park / The Barn! Please bring your own chairs to this outdoor community event and...

Art in Your Park Summer 2020

Celebrate Summer 2020 in Otter Tail Lakes Country with Art in YOUR Park! Join us at any of the dates/times/locations below for fun art projects for kids this summer! Workshops will be held 10:00 – noon, unless noted otherwise. Rest assured, Art in Your Park...

Now Open! New Hours June 2020

Post-COVID Hours Announced Following Safety Regulations Check Out Our New Hours Hope to See You Soon! Following several months of closure due to COVID-19, the Cultural Center Gift Shop and Gallery are now open the following hours: Wednesdays 11am-6pm Thursdays...

Think-Off Documentary Virtual Watch Party June 11, 2020

Great American Think-Off Virtual Documentary Film Watch Party Thursday, June 11, 2020 Begins at 7:00 p.m. In honor of the 2020 Great American Think-Off, which was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, we are hosting a virtual watch party on Facebook to view the Think-Off...

2020 Annual Regional Art Show “Blue Musings”

Annual Adult Regional Art Show 2020 Theme: Blue Musings May 27 – July 3, 2020 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS!  Starting May 27 to July 3, the Cultural Center will be showcasing local artwork.  Any artist age 18 and up is welcome to bring up to 2 pieces of art to the...

Mizna @ Home: Virtual Cinema Series May 2020

Film Fest now VIRTUAL! Livestream films @ home May 13: Speed Sisters May 20-26: Tiny Souls May 27: Sudanese Shorts We are pleased to announce the virtual availability of notable films from Mizna’s Arab Film Festival, thanks to a partnership with Mizna and SooVAC...

#GiveAtHomeMN May 1-8, 2020

Cultivating the arts, culture, creativity & community in rural MN during the COVID crisis & beyond! Like all of you, we are doing our best to adapt to the changes due to COVID-19. During times of crisis, art and creativity play an important role in helping...

2020 Great American Think-Off Postponed to 2021

2020 Think-Off Debate Cancelled Submitted Essays Valid for 2021 Essays Accepted Until 4/1/21 2021 Think-Off Debate June 12, 2021 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Great American Think-Off debate has been cancelled. This year’s question, “Which is more...

Enjoy a ‘Daily Dose of Kulcher’ online during COVID-19 Closure

Closed due to COVID All events cancelled/postponed Online creativity continues! Per Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Orders, the Cultural Center closed on March 17th, 2020. We are taking a safety-first stance in working to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and...

2020 Great American Think-Off Essay Deadline Extended

28th Annual Great American Think-Off Essay Deadline EXTENDED to April 15, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect daily lives, the Think-Off Committee announces the extension of this year’s essay deadline to April 15, 2020. It is our hope that while...

Ben Ranson at the NYM Regional Cultural Center Friday March 20, 2020

We invite you to the Ben Ranson concert Friday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and cash bar. Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with all events postponed...

Kardemimmit 2020 Folkefest Residency in New York Mills

Stir up your Finnish heritage for a Kardemimmit live performance at the Cultural Center! Saturday April 4th, 2020 at 7:30pm Tickets = $5 |  Students = FREE   Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through...

Earth Views from Orbit: Photos by Karen Nyberg

In the Gallery January 29 – February 28, 2020 Reception February 5 @ 5-7pm Free to See & Open to All During her second mission on the International Space Station in 2013, astronaut and Vining native Karen Nyberg took dozens of photos of earth from her...

OTC Story Mapping Opportunity

Community Story Project Project Funds Available Help Capture & Share Community Stories! Apply today! Deadlines Feb 20 & Mar 19, 2020   Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with...

Yoga Feel Good Flow at the Cultural Center Winter/Spring 2020

4/9/20: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule when we are able. Three 5-week sessions on Wednesdays @ 5:15-6:15pm during January – May, 2020 Specific dates & details below! We are excited to add a Yoga Flow class with Leona Cichy at...

2020 Youth Ballet Classes @ New York Mills Cultural Center

4/9/20: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule when we are able. Three 5-week sessions Wednesday afternoons January – May, 2020 Specific Dates & Details Below! After a successful Intro to Ballet class during the Fall of 2019,...

Join the Community Choir!

Kick off 2020 with a fun & unique community experience! Join the Community Choir with Rachel Ries + Her Crooked Heart January 7-11, 2020 Come be part of the fun! We welcome Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Rachel Ries and her critically acclaimed band, Her...

Longest Night Music Festival 2019

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration of Local Musicians + Community Connections Saturday, December 21, 2019 Begins @ 7pm Free to attend & open to all! All are welcome to join us for our annual winter solstice celebration of local musicians and community connections,...

2019 Winter Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Held @ NYM City Hall Ballroom During NYM Tree Festival We know you’re busy. So, we crafted a night to fit your schedule… In a hurry? Stop in, buy a QUILT RAFFLE ticket, and grab some quick & easy...