National Night Out August 3, 2021

National Night Out Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4PM – 6PM Free & Open to ALL! Join us at the Cultural Center in New York Mills from 4-6PM on National Night Out for a variety of fun community activities! Event activities will be held both indoors and outdoors on...

2021 Kalevala Puppet Pageant

12th Annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant Fri, Aug 20 @ NYM Corn Feed Sat, Aug 21 @ Finn Creek Fest Workshops begin Mon, Aug 9, 2021! The Puppet Pageant is an original large-scale street theater play based on stories from the Finnish national epic poem, The Kalevala. This...

Decoys and Wildlife Photography in the Gallery July 2021

Annual Decoy Show and Wildlife Exhibit Brad Anderson Photography Fish decoys by Larry Lange, Brad Lange, and John Peeters July 7-31, 2021 We are proud to feature in our Gallery the wildlife photographs of Brad Anderson of Ottertail and fish decoys by Larry Lange, Brad...

2021 Think-Off Honorable Mentions Essays

28th Great American Think-Off Announcing Honorable Mentions Read Essays Below In 2021 the Think-Off Committee selected four honorable mentions, two on each side of the question: Which is more important: to win or to play by the rules? The 2021 Honorable Mention...

2021 Think-Off Finalist Essays

28th Great American Think-Off Congratulations to all 4 finalists! Read the winning essays below The four finalists for the 2021 Great American Think-Off are (in alphabetical order): AJ Gil of Atlanta, GA; Angela Stehr of St. Paul, MN; Bill Sutherland of Eden Prairie,...

Announcing the 2021 Greater Minnesota Campaign Institute Cohort

Greater Minnesota organizations announced for RaiseMN Campaign Institute, June 30, 2021 GiveMN is excited to announce 14 organizations across Greater Minnesota with whom we will be partnering with as part of the current Campaign Institute! The nonprofits taking part...

2021 Fish House Festival in New York Mills, MN

7th Annual Festival Friday, July 9, 2021 Held in conjunction with NYM Summer Celebration and Lund Mania Fishing Tournament! Come join the fun of artists painting in the street, outdoor games, sidewalk chalk, youth decoy painting, food, drinks & music, PLUS decoy...

America’s Greatest Thinker for 2021

Playing by the Rules WINS! Dan Tschida of Minneapolis, MN wins 28th Annual Great American Think-Off philosophical debate in New York Mills, MN Tschida defeated AJ Gil of Atlanta, GA in the final round of debate on Saturday, June 12, 2021, successfully arguing his...

Good Morning Bedlam @ NYM Sculpture Park June 23, 2021

Live Music Outdoors! Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 7:30 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 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. for a fun & festive evening of live...

Great American Think-Off Debate June 12, 2021

28th Annual Think-Off Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 7pm Held @ NYM School Auditorium Reception to follow @ Cultural Center The 2021Think-Off debate will be held at the New York Mills School Auditorium on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open to the public at...

Art in Your Park Summer 2021

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

Spring Into Summer June 2, 2021

Community Art Event Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ NYM Sculpture Park / Barn Spring into Summer with the Cultural Center and many artist, business, and community partners at this fun and family-friendly community art event! Join us at the New York...

Leaf River Inscapes: views from the Minnesota interior

In the Gallery Photography by Jamie Robertson Free to See & Open to All Now through May 22, 2021 Artist Reception Friday, May 7 The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is featuring in its gallery the photographs of Jamie Robertson of Wadena, MN from April 21...

2021 Think-Off Finalists Announced

28th Great American Think-Off Philosophy Essay Contest Live Debate June 12, 2021 These four writers were selected as the top essayists answering the 28th annual Think-Off question, “Which is more important: to win or to play by the rules?” These four...

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! UPDATE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS 7/12/21 See below for details UPDATE AS OF 7/12/21: Trip postponed. Finland is not accepted visitors from the US. Next steps pending. Stay tuned! Announcing our 2nd “Window to the World” Travel...

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

Update 5/18/21: The Cultural Center continues to follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). Thanks for your patience as we do our best to follow guidelines, keep staff healthy, and welcome...

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 – June 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...