Rescheduled: Aby Wolf + Champagne Confetti in New York Mills

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...

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...

2021 Winter Fundraiser 12/1/21

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Held @ NYM City Hall Ballroom During NYM Tree Festival Our annual Winter Fundraiser is BACK!  After taking 2020 off, we are excited to return to the City Hall Ballroom during the Community Christmas Tree Festival...

Ring of Kerry Holiday Concert 12/2/21

Celebrate the holidays with us! Featuring Irish music & dancers Thursday, December 2, 2021 Concert begins 7:30 p.m. Join us at the Cultural Center for this festive holiday concert experience with Ring of Kerry on Thursday, December 2, 2021! “Ring of Kerry gave us...

Wine & Cheese Pairing 101

Explore the Culinary Arts Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 6:30 PM PLUS, Artist Bazaar Preview! Join us for wine, cheese, and holiday shopping! Join Cassie Hahn (The Otter Supper Club) and Laura Botten (Small Lot MN) for an evening of Wine & Cheese Pairing 101 at the...

2021 Community Kids’ Halloween Party

Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Held @ NYM Cultural Center For children under age 10 Join us at the Cultural Center for a FREE Kid’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 30th from 1-3pm! Make and take crafts, Halloween themed games, costume...

Alcohol Inks Workshops Fall 2021

Learn About Alcohol Inks Local Artist Sue Kelseim Fall 2021 Workshops The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to host artist Sue Kalseim as she presents two Alcohol Ink Workshops, on Saturday October 23 and Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 5pm to 7pm,...

Amanda Standalone Concert 10/29/21

Live Music @ NYMRCC Amanda Standalone + Special Guests Dave Virnala & Michael Strike Friday, October 29 @ 7:30PM $10 adults | $5 students All are invited to this concert by Amanda Standalone along with special guests Dave Virnala & Michael Strike at the...

Zeitgeist Crocus Hill Ghost Story 10/22/21

Friday, October 22, 2021 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Music & Storytelling @ NYM Cultural Center The Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Zeitgeist back to New York Mills for this unique and thrilling music and storytelling experience: Crocus Hill Ghost Story. A...

Chris Koza Concert November 5, 2021

Chris Koza returns to NYM Friday, November 5, 2021 Music begins @ 7:30 p.m. Chris Koza is a performing artist who utilizes his comforting and raw vocals to sway you into his compositions. A composer and performer, originally from the Pacific Northwest, Chris is...

2021 Quilt Raffle

Win a Handmade MN Quilt Tickets just $5 each Thanks to Mellie Peach for creating & donating this beautiful work of art! On display now in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery is our 2021 Minnesota Quilt, hand made by the one and only Mellie Peach! ...

Visiting Artist Tiffanie Trujillo Events October 2021

NYC Soprano in NYM October 2021 Concert 10/13/21 Workshops 10/21 & 10/23 Private Voice Lessons too! Come meet our current Artist in Residence, Tiffanie Trujillo, a soprano from New York, during several opportunities during her residency this month (October 2021)....

Art for Lunch Returns for Fall 2021

Second Thursdays from 12-1pm $5 fee for supplies Add creativity to your day! Art for Lunch returns for Fall 2021!  Join us for this monthly creative break designed to introduce participants to new materials and processes. Held on the second Thursday of each month from...

Nelja Generations Gallery Exhibit

In the Gallery Four Generations of Artists August 4 – September 4, 2021 Reception August 7, 2021 We are proud to announce our newest gallery exhibit featuring the work of four generations of one family of artists in the gallery August 4 through Sept 4, 2021. An...

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 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,...

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...

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...

Fall 2021 Youth Ballet at the Cultural Center

Youth Ballet Classes Return! Fall 2021 6-week Session September 8 – October 13 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 this...

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...