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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.,...

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...

“In Memory Of” Gallery Exhibit + New Memorial Tree Mural

Artwork by Illinois Folk Artist Leonora In the Gallery February 2 – 26, 2022 Kicks Off New Memorial Tree Mural The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is featuring in its gallery the paintings of Illinois folk artist, Leonora. This show and sale, titled “In...

Dylan Doyle Band Returns to NYM 2/12/22

Kicking off the Cultural Center’s 2022 Winter/Spring Concert Series is the Dylan Doyle Band on Saturday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Back by popular demand, the Dylan Doyle trio made its debut at the Cultural Center in September of last...

2022 Youth Ballet at the Cultural Center

Youth Ballet Classes Return! Winter/Spring 2022 16-week Session Feb 2 – May 18, 2022 We are excited to once again offer Youth Ballet through a partnership with Roots & Wings Wellness at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Wednesday afternoons this...

2022 Great American Think-Off Question

Question Announced January 1 Essays Due April 1 Finalists Announced May 1 Great Debate June 11, 2022 When you make an important decision, what do you consider in your assessment of pros and cons?  Certainly you think about how that choice will affect you...

2021 Year in Review

Looking back on 2021 with gratitude for all of our supporters! Thank you for being with us on our journey! We are so grateful for your ongoing support. It enables us to be a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts [our mission]...

2021 Holiday Hours & Year-End SALE!

Final days to SHOP LOCAL & view current Gallery Show: “Notes from New York Mills” by Brett Lysne Dec 28-29-30, 2021 Open 10am-2pm **PLEASE NOTE: HOURS MAY CHANGE DUE TO WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY** We will update here and on social media if needed. Thanks...

2021 Online Auction

First Ever Online Auction Featuring art, crafts, holiday items & so much more! December 1 – 10, 2021 Ends Friday, December 10 @ noon (CST)! Our annual Winter Fundraiser on December 1st was fun and successful — THANKS to all who attended!  Did you miss...

Longest Night Music Festival 2021

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration of Local Musicians + Community Connections Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Begins @ 7pm FREE to attend & open to ALL! All are welcome to join us for our winter solstice celebration of local musicians and community connections held...

Help us pick the 2022 Think-Off Question!

Let your voice be heard! Vote by December 27, 2021 The question with the most votes WINS! The Great American Think-Off committee has met and selected three choices as possibilities for the 29th annual Great American Think-Off question.  Just to shake things up a bit...

In the Gallery: Notes from New York Mills

Artist Brett Lysne Former Artist-in-Residence December 1 – 31, 2021 Gallery Open to All All are invited to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery during the month of December 2021 to see artwork by Brett Lysne. The Gallery is always free to see and open...

Give to the Max Day 2021

Gather, Connect, Give to the MAX! #GTMD21 is a full day dedicated to supporting MN non-profits and schools #GiveWhereYouLiveMN #IgniteGenerosity Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota. This...

2021 Artist Bazaar & Stock-Up Sale

12th Annual Artist Bazaar EXTENDED to Sat, Nov 27! Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Specials! All are invited to our 12th annual Artist Bazaar held in our beautiful historic gallery space!  We are thrilled to once again host this annual artist event to bring...

Welcome Visiting Artist Charvis Harrell

Artist-in-Residence Nov/Dec 2021 Meet & Greet 11/26/21 @ noon Visiting artist Charvis Harrell is a painter from Macon, Georgia. He is the Cultural Center’s artist-in-residence November – December 4, 2021. We are so pleased to welcome Charvis to New...