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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2021 Great American Think-Off Question

28th Annual Think-Off Question Announced January 1, 2021 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...

Current Gallery Exhibit: Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business celebrates New York Mills businesses and people.  The gallery show is set up in three sections, past, present and future. There are many vintage photos of businesses, people and places; new photos and stories of current businesses and a place for...

After Christmas Gift Shop Sales

Looking to score some more deals on unique items from our gift shop? We have the following after-Christmas sales planned! Help us clean out our inventory for the New Year! Christmas Eve Sale Thursday, December 24: open 10am-2pm 10% off all winter gift boxes After...

Now Offering Shipping! Last-Minute Gift Sets

We are now offering shipping options on a few select items–perfect for your last-minute holiday gifting! Shipping Cost: USPS 1st class $5 (typically 2-3 days) USPS Priority $9 (typically 1-3 days) Ready to purchase? Give us a call at 218-385-3339 to purchase and...

Browse the Gift Store

We have so many fun and unique handmade items in our gift shop! Been meaning to stop by and find some treasures for your Christmas gifts? Now we’ve made it easy for you to browse some of our inventory online! SHOP THE STORE >

The Longest Night Virtual Concert

Check out our virtual concert for the Longest Night festival! Watch now > The Longest Night Festival is an annual event we look forward to every year. While it may be cold and dark outside, inside the Cultural Center there’s an energy and music that warms our...

The Longest Night 2020

Join us for an adapted, outdoor, and family-friendly event held on the Winter Solstice at the NYM Sculpture Park on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Closed for the Month of January

Just a reminder that we will be closed for the month of January, and reopening on Wednesday, February 3. This is a time for us to take a breather, be present, and reset for a productive and successful New Year. See you soon! -Cultural Center Staff

Sit-n-Stitch Postponed Until February

Due to COVID-19, we will be postponing our weekly sit-n-stick group until February. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!     Call 218-385-3339 with any questions.

Black Friday + Small Business Saturday Deals

Shop Small in 2020! Deals on iittala Finnish glass, candy, coffee, syrup & more! Open Black Friday 10-5 & Small Business Saturday 10-3 This year is projected to be the biggest online shopping year yet for holiday gift giving. Remember your favorite local shops...

Limited Supply! Winter Gift Sets Now Available

Back by Popular Demand! Locally Sourced Gift Sets Prices range from $5 – $30 Ready to Grab & Gift! Back by popular demand are our convenient Winter Gift sets! These are fun and super cute gift collections ranging from succulents, gift certificates, small...

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...