2018 Great American Think-Off Weekend

The Center Announces the Think-Off Debate Moderator: The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces Ashley Hanson as the moderator of debate among armchair philosophers for the 26th Annual Great American Think-Off this June.   As a social practice theater artist,...

Art In Your Park 2018

Join the Cheryl, the Cultural Center’s Education & Outreach Coordinator, at any of the dates/times/locations below for fun art projects for kids this summer! Recommended for school-aged children; ages 7 & under must be accompanied by parent or older...

May 2018 Events

Check out our ad in the May 2nd issue of the NYM Dispatch, which highlights our May 2018 events. Thanks NYM Dispatch for the design and for helping us market our events! Come enjoy some of our exciting May events!

Silk Scarf Painting Class

Silk Scarf Painting with Cheryl Saturday, May 19 @ 10am-1pm Finished size of scarf is about 21″x21″. After demonstration, participants in this class design and paint their own scarf. Bring pattern ideas but there are patterns available to choose from at...

2018 Think-Off Finalists

Success or Failure: Essay Finalists to Debate Topic Cultural Center Announces Great American Think-Off Debate Finalists The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces four finalists from the essay contest portion of the Great American Think-Off. These four win $500...

2018 Garden Party

Thursday, May 3 @5:45-8:15pm Fun for everyone with the following activities: Brats, Beans, & Beers Bash! Garden Party Bucket Drawings Plant Grab Head or Tails Split the Pot Green House Goody Grab Live Auction @ 7:00pm Celebrate the Local Silent Art Auction Live...

William Florian

Of the New Christy Minstrels Friday, May 4th, 2018 @7:30pm Those Were The Days: The Spirit & Songs of the 60s – starring William Florian – former lead singer of the famous 60s group…THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS! An upbeat, energetic, musical journey...

2018 Spring Class Series

Silk Scarf Painting with Cheryl Saturday, May 19 @ 10am-1pm Join us for our final Saturday Arts Learning Class of Spring 2018!   After demonstration, participants in this class design and paint their own scarf. Size of scarf is 8″ x 54″. Bring your...

Annual Meeting – 2018

Join the Cultural Center Board of Directors and Staff at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Cultural Center on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:30pm. All are Invited and Encouraged to Attend! Hear about the 2017 year in review. Preview the 2018 plans, programs, and progress. Vote...

Deadlines Approaching!

April 1 @ Midnight  The deadline for applications to the Arts Retreat Program at the Cultural Center is midnight on Easter, Sunday! Learn more about the retreat here: Arts Retreat And Submit your application here: Submittable April 2 Because April 1 is a holiday...

Cultural Center Gift Store on TV!

See a Causes that Care video from local channel 3 tv on youtube: See Video Here! Gift Store & Membership Coordinator, Erika Leija, talks about our gift store with over 100 local and regional...

Aimee Klein’s Skits & Tomfoolery Company

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @7:30pm Equal parts sketch comedy, Theater of the Absurd, Jazzercise and Russian infiltration, “Aimee Klein’s Skits and Tomfoolery Company” is a comedic tour-de-force. Produced and directed by actor/musician Aimee Klein, the “Skits and...

Monkey Mind Pirates

A performance by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @7:00pm In the James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts in the New York Mills Public School Turn your Arrghs into Oms, Mateys! Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search...

Art For Lunch

EXTENDED for Summer 2018! Tired of the same old lunch routine? Come to the Cultural Center and try Art for Lunch! Bring your lunch–we provide beverages–and enjoy a short 45-minute art project! First Thursdays @Noon-1pm $3 fee for supplies Art for Lunch was...

The New Standards

In Concert Saturday, April 14th @7:30pm The New Standards are about Music, about Town, about Play, about soul, about fun… Started in 2005 as an off-shoot project between Minneapolis based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John...

January-May 2018 Performance Series

2018 Winter/Spring Performing Arts Series Friday, January 19 – Deuces Wild  Friday, January 26 – Cellula Friday, February 2 – Six More Weeks Thursday, February 22 – Good Morning Bedlam Friday, March 2 – Corey Medina & Brothers...

Cultural Center Educational Programming on TV!

See a Causes that Care video from local channel 3 tv on youtube: See Video Here! Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cheryl Bannes, talks about our classes, workshops, Art For Lunch, and work in the local...

Humans of Minnesota

CLIMB Theatre of Minneapolis, in conjunction with the Cultural Center in New York Mills, presents a Humans of Minnesota play on Saturday, April 21 at 4:15 p.m. Before the show, join CLIMB and the Center at Backwoods BBQ in NYM for BINGO from 2pm-4pm! CLIMB Theatre, an...

Artist as Archivist; Artist as Activist

An International Women’s Day Gallery Exhibition March 7-April 7 Opening Reception on Friday, March 16 @6-8pm Music by Amanda Hoeft Light Refreshments FREE Cheryl Bannes is an artist and arts educator who has spent the last many years in Lewistown, MT as director...

Cultural Center Gallery on TV!

See a Causes that Care video from local channel 3 tv on youtube: See Video Here! Executive Director, Betsy Roder talks about our programming, and Curator, Derek Henderson discusses the gallery and a bit of local art with artist, Jon...

Good Morning Bedlam

In Concert Thursday, February 22nd @7:30pm Good Morning Bedlam is often mistaken as siblings, owing partly to their members’ similar looks: two curly, red-haired girls and two guys with Minnesota tattoos and piercings. But their cohesion goes beyond appearances. Their...

Everyday Otter Tail County

In the Gallery Photography by Jon Solinger & Ceramics by Blayze Buseth Jon Solinger was born in 1959 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. He received his BA in art with photography emphasis from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1985, and currently resides with his...

Dish

Food / Art / Community Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 6pm DISH is a community engagement project by artist Su Legatt that combines potlucks with focused discussion. Each guest is asked to bring a family or ancestral dish to share with its recipe card. These dishes will be...

Corey Medina & Brothers

in Concert Friday, March 2nd @ 7:30pm Corey Medina was born and raised in the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Reservation. In 2012 he relocated to another small town called Bemidji in Northern Minnesota. His early musical influences came out of what...

2018 MSHSL Visual Arts Exhibition

Each Spring the Cultural Center hosts the annual Minnesota State High School League Arts Festival for Region 6A North.  This year the show will be in the gallery April 11-25, 2018.  The festival will be on Wednesday, April 25th from 9am-2pm. During this...

Shamanic Yoga & Animal Spirit Wisdom

A Two-Hour Special with Wendy Billie Sunday, March 18th @ 2-4pm Listen.   They are calling. The hummingbirds flittered and the jaguars roared.  The heart of her soul received their messages. All animals are honored to serve as spiritual guides.  They wait for for us...

NYM Community Kick-Off

Sponsored by NYM Civic & Commerce Association Hosted at the Cultural Center 5:30pm – Social Hour with Hot Hors D’Oeuvres Catered by Eagles Cafe 6:00pm – Speakers State of the City with Mayor Julie Gerber & Chief of Police James Gritz Keynote...

Six More Weeks

A Piano Dedication Concert Friday, February 2 @ 7:30pm Every year on the second day of February the groundhog takes center stage. One question burns in the minds of the few and proud here in the temperate climates of northern North America: will he see his shadow? To...

Winter/Spring 2018 Yoga at the Center

Join us at Cultural Center February-May 2018 for fun and accessible Yoga classes right here in New York Mills! Senior/Gentle Yoga with Ann Pate, Wednesday mornings February 7 – May 16, 9-10 a.m. Shamanic Yoga & Animal Spirit Wisdom on Sunday, March 18 @2-4pm...

Deuces Wild returns to NYMills

Deuces Wild dueling pianos return to New York Mills on Friday, January 19, 2018. The Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome them back after a sold-out show in January 2017! Get your tickets now to experience this fun, wild, hilarious live music performance at the New...

Cellula

by Z Puppets Friday, January 26 @7pm In the James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts at the New York Mills Schools Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow-in-the-dark puppetry...

Film Screening by Honor the Earth

First Daughter and the Black Snake 7:00pm – Meet & Greet 7:20 – Film Screening 8:50 – Q&A with Winona LaDuke This screening is FREE to see and Open to All! In the gallery of the Cultural Center. “In this time, more than any other I can...

2018 Great American Think-Off Question

An entrepreneur’s new business fails.  A 7th grader receives the “most valuable player” award for basketball.  A recovering addict fails to abstain.  A singer auditions for and wins a role on Broadway.  Everyone experiences some successes and failures in life, but...

2017 Holiday Shop Local Events

Gift Store Year-End Blow Out Sale – Wednesday, December 27 through Friday, December 29, 2017 Special discounts on select items. Open from Noon to 3pm ONLY daily (Wed-Fri) the week after Christmas, before we close for the month of January.  ...

In the Gallery: Anishinaabeg Izhitwaawin

Celebrating Native Heritage Month!   November 8 through December 29, 2017 Reception: Friday, November 10 5pm-7pm. Live Music by Eddie Lee Kidd, Artist Talk, Light Refreshments. Gallery show which celebrates Native Heritage (for the month of November) and contains...

Do Birds Shiver?

A presentation of the Little Big Year All are invited to a free birding event at the Cultural Center in New York Mills on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. Do you ever watch the birds in your backyard during the winter months and wonder how they survive the raging...

The Longest Night in December

The Center’s Annual Winter Solstice Music Festival is Back! Join us on Thursday, December 21st at 7pm for the 2017 Longest Night. Admission is FREE. Light refreshments served and cash bar available.   Artists include: Just announced! Visual artist Nate...

Art Adventure 2017!

Seeking groups looking for an Art Adventure presentation! If you’re an educator, a troop leader, a club manager, a service organizational head, a committee chair, an administrator, or just someone interested in getting your kids or students better acquainted...

Art education is happening at The Cultural Center at New York Mills!

New programing at the Cultural Center invites the community to join in the fun. Community Weaving:  Come in and add to our weaving.  Just as a community is made up of a variety of individuals that create the whole, so does a weaving take many components to create a...