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...

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...

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)....

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 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...

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...

Wednesday, April 7: A Day of Poetry 5-7pm

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Join us for a Day of Poetry on Wednesday, April 7 at the Cultural Center! 5-6 pm: OPEN MIC for all poets and spoken word artists. 6-7 pm: Artist in residence Tim Rogers will present a live reading of his work, with an...

Register for UMN Creating Welcoming Communities Digital Workshop

Join the UMN Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) for a series of workshops that dive deep into action you can take to create a welcoming community in Greater Minnesota. Hear from community leaders, businesses, and arts and cultural...

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...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Kardemimmit Livestream Concert @ 7pm

Explore Finnish folk music with Kardemimmit in a special lives concert on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm CT. The concert will be livestreamed via Facebook and YouTube and will be streamed for limited in-person viewing at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. RSVP...

March 2021 Gallery Exhibit: “Wood Interpretations”

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is now showing in its gallery “Wood Interpretations.”  This gallery exhibit features the art of 3 regional woodworkers: Dick Dubord of Dent, MN, Dick Skauge of Lake Park, MN, and Barry Kutzer of Fargo, ND.  These...

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...

There Is Only Us Film Showing Thursday, 2/18/21

Join us Thursday, February 18th, 7-8pm, for a film showing of There Is Only Us by photographer and storyteller John Noltner, previously an artist-in-residence at the Center. We will also show a video interview with John to learn a little more about his work. The film...

Hungry for Creativity? Grab Art for Lunch!

Second Thursdays from 12-1pm $5 fee for supplies Add creativity to your day! Art for Lunch continues in 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 safety:...

One Word: February 2021 Gallery Show

Stop by our gallery, open Wednesday-Saturday (view hours), to see our newest gallery exhibit, One Word.   Welcome to “ One Word” This show is an expression of words that have been used to describe 2020.  It is a visual interpretation of feelings and reactions to...

Youth Ballet Classes Starting February 10

We are excited to once again offer Youth Ballet with Leona Cichy at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Wednesday afternoons this winter/spring for K-4th graders. Ballet classes will be limited to 8 children per class to maintain physical distancing. Masks...

Writing Advice from Writer-in-Residence Tatiana Duvanova

Writer Tatiana Duvanova stayed at our artist house during her residency with the Cultural Center January 2-24. During her time in New York Mills she worked on one of her novels tentatively titled, “A Lantern in the Sky.” About the Author Tatiana is a...