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...

#GiveAtHomeMN May 1-8, 2020

Cultivating the arts, culture, creativity & community in rural MN during the COVID crisis & beyond! Like all of you, we are doing our best to adapt to the changes due to COVID-19. During times of crisis, art and creativity play an important role in helping...

2020 Great American Think-Off Postponed to 2021

2020 Think-Off Debate Cancelled Submitted Essays Valid for 2021 Essays Accepted Until 4/1/21 2021 Think-Off Debate June 12, 2021 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Great American Think-Off debate has been cancelled. This year’s question, “Which is more...

Enjoy a ‘Daily Dose of Kulcher’ online during COVID-19 Closure

Closed due to COVID All events cancelled/postponed Online creativity continues! Per Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Orders, the Cultural Center closed on March 17th, 2020. We are taking a safety-first stance in working to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and...

2020 Arts Retreat Deadline extended

The Arts Residency Program is extending the April 1 deadline to May 1, 2020.  This is for residencies July 2020 through December 2020.  Artists of any discipline can apply: writers, musicians, poets, performers, dancers, and visual artists in all mediums.  We remain...

2020 Great American Think-Off Essay Deadline Extended

28th Annual Great American Think-Off Essay Deadline EXTENDED to April 15, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect daily lives, the Think-Off Committee announces the extension of this year’s essay deadline to April 15, 2020. It is our hope that while...

Ben Ranson at the NYM Regional Cultural Center Friday March 20, 2020

We invite you to the Ben Ranson concert Friday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and cash bar. Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with all events postponed...

Kardemimmit 2020 Folkefest Residency in New York Mills

Stir up your Finnish heritage for a Kardemimmit live performance at the Cultural Center! Saturday April 4th, 2020 at 7:30pm Tickets = $5 |  Students = FREE   Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through...

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos back in NYM 2020!

Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 8pm Held at NYM City Hall Ballroom Doors open at 7pm It’s a clap along, sing along musical comedy show where the audience is always a part of the action. And no one does it better than Dave & Ted, Deuces Wild. Dave & Ted defy all...

Earth Views from Orbit: Photos by Karen Nyberg

In the Gallery January 29 – February 28, 2020 Reception February 5 @ 5-7pm Free to See & Open to All During her second mission on the International Space Station in 2013, astronaut and Vining native Karen Nyberg took dozens of photos of earth from her...

OTC Story Mapping Opportunity

Community Story Project Project Funds Available Help Capture & Share Community Stories! Apply today! Deadlines Feb 20 & Mar 19, 2020   Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with...

2020 Art Workshops at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Winter/Spring Art Workshops Arts, Learning + Opportunities Photo Stitching, Calligraphy, Painting & More! Join us as we expand our knowledge, skill level, and community for these engaging workshops! We will hold a variety of workshops monthly February – May...

Yoga Feel Good Flow at the Cultural Center Winter/Spring 2020

4/9/20: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule when we are able. Three 5-week sessions on Wednesdays @ 5:15-6:15pm during January – May, 2020 Specific dates & details below! We are excited to add a Yoga Flow class with Leona Cichy at...

2020 Youth Ballet Classes @ New York Mills Cultural Center

4/9/20: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule when we are able. Three 5-week sessions Wednesday afternoons January – May, 2020 Specific Dates & Details Below! After a successful Intro to Ballet class during the Fall of 2019,...

Mills Moon Market – A Wellness Event – 2-22-20

All are invited to the first annual Mills Moon Market! A Community Event Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 4:00-8:00 p.m. Mindful Live Music – New Moon Energy – Enlightening Speaker – Wellness + Healing Open house and FREE to attend! Lights out, lamps...

2020 Great American Think-Off Question

28th Annual Think-Off Question Announced January 1, 2020 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...

Join the Community Choir!

Kick off 2020 with a fun & unique community experience! Join the Community Choir with Rachel Ries + Her Crooked Heart January 7-11, 2020 Come be part of the fun! We welcome Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Rachel Ries and her critically acclaimed band, Her...

Longest Night Music Festival 2019

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration of Local Musicians + Community Connections Saturday, December 21, 2019 Begins @ 7pm Free to attend & open to all! All are welcome to join us for our annual winter solstice celebration of local musicians and community connections,...

2019 Winter Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Held @ NYM City Hall Ballroom During NYM Tree Festival We know you’re busy. So, we crafted a night to fit your schedule… In a hurry? Stop in, buy a QUILT RAFFLE ticket, and grab some quick & easy...

2019 Small Business Saturday Sale

Saturday, November 30, 2019 Cultural Center Gift Shop 10am – 3pm Special SALES & DISCOUNTS! Shop Local on Small Business Saturday and get special discounts on select items in our Gift Store, which features traditional artwork, handcrafted treasures, one of a...

2019 Winter Fundraiser THANKS!

Big THANKS to all for a successful winter fundraiser held December 4, 2019! We are so very grateful for the generous support of our community!  We have been cultivating the arts in rural Minnesota for nearly 30 years, but we won’t ever stop being amazed by the...

2019 Workshops in New York Mills, MN

Fall 2019 Learning Opportunities @ the Cultural Center in New York Mills Check out our lifelong learning opportunities below! As workshops happen, we will move them to the bottom of this post. If you see something interesting, give us a call at 218-385-3339 to...

2019 Artist Bazaar + Stock Up Sale – ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS

Holiday Artist Bazaar and Stock Up Sale This year’s Artist Bazaar and Stock-Up Sale will be held Thursday December 12 – Saturday December 14, 2019. We are excited to once again host this annual artist event to bring unique, handmade gifts to our...

Intro to Ballet Class at the Cultural Center 2019

For ages 3 – Kindergarten 6-week intro session October 30 – December 4, 2019 Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 p.m.   This ballet class is a 6 week introductory session for ages 3 – Kindergarten. Class will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in the...

‘A Stitch in Time’ Gallery Exhibit

In the Gallery Sept 18 – Oct 19, 2019 Tea & Scones Open House Friday, October 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show features fiber art fashions from the past 100 years, many made by local fiber artists. “A...

2019 Community Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Held @ NYM Cultural Center For children under age 10 Join us at the Cultural Center on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 3-5 pm for our annual Community Halloween Party. Enjoy crafts and games for children under age...

Art and Apples | Art in Your Park

Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. @ Green Island, Wadena FREE & Open to ALL! Enjoy this family friendly afternoon celebrating harvest, apples and art! This event is presented by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, supported by Five Wings Arts...

Picnic Operetta September 14 in New York Mills

Mozart’s The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club  A Picnic Operetta Produced by Mixed Precipitation Join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the NYM Sculpture Park for a one-of-a-kind outdoor music theater experience featuring a new adaptation of...

Chriz Koza performs folk music in New York Mills, MN

Live Music in NYM! September 28th, 2019 @ 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 comforted in Minnesota...