Three Gardening Classes

Spring 2017 Gardening Classes at the Cultural Center:   April 22: Transplanting May 6: Garden as if Your Life Depended on It May 20: High Tunnel Gardening   All of the classes are from 10am to 11:30am on a Saturday this Spring. Come and enjoy some fun in the...

Think-Off Finalists Announced

The Great American Think-Off essay contest finalists will come to New York Mills to debate each other before a live audience on Saturday June 10, 2017. These four deftly and expertly, from their computer desks or chaise lounges, answered the 25th annual...

Garden Party ’17

Annual Spring Fundraiser May 5, 2017 Come see the Garden Party Gallery Show from April 27 through May 5. Start bidding early on local artists’ work, or “Buy Now” to make sure your favorite piece goes home with you! Free to view and open to all during...

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Concert May 6, 2017 Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (GCO) comes to the Cultural Center to round out the spring 2017 concert series. Join community members at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the music and fun! Hailing from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, GCO are a...

FMGMC in NYM!

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. the Cultural Center in New York Mills welcomes the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus to perform their spring concert, Memories and Momentum: Best of FMGMC, held at the NYMills School. Formed in 2013, Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus...

Humans of Minnesota

CLIMB Theatre, an award winning and nationally recognized company, is collecting stories as part of the Humans of Minnesota Project. To gather stories for this project, professional theatre artists will be leading community dialogue and story sharing workshops....

2017 State High School League Arts Festival

Annual student gallery exhibit April 12 – 26 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 12-26.  The festival will be on Wednesday,...

Lacey Guck EP Release!

Join us at the Cultural Center for the Lacey Guck EP Release Party & Concert, celebrating the release of Lacey’s debut live EP, “Will Play for Coffee” on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include a live music performance, as...

Vote For Your Favorite T-Shirt Design!

Click on the link below and vote for your favorite t-shirt design to be used for the 2017 Great American Think-Off 25th Anniversary T-Shirt! Enter to win a t-shirt or a pair of tickets to the Great Debate on June 10th! Don’t forget to submit your 750-word essay...

Annual Meeting – 2017

Join Executive Director Betsy Roder, the Board of Directors, and staff at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Cultural Center on Monday, April 10th from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All Cultural Center Members are Invited and Encouraged to Attend! Hear about the 2016 year in review....

Arts Retreat Deadline Approaches

Click Here to Apply! Artists! The deadline to submit your application for consideration to visit New York Mills and stay at our Arts Retreat house is Saturday, April 15th. That day fast approaches. Click anywhere on this sentence to go to our application page.   Stay...

Chinese Storytelling & Music

Gao Hong Chinese Storyteller & Pipa Maestro Thursday, March 23 Talk @ 6:30pm, Concert @ 7:30pm Gao Hong, a Chinese musical prodigy and master of the pear-shaped lute, the pipa, began her career as a professional musician at age 12. She graduated with honors from...

Ceramic Tile Class

Ceramic Tile-Making in 2 Easy Sessions: March 16 & 23 @ 5:30pm With Ceramicist, Brad Wegscheid Make ceramic tiles to hang on your wall! Bring natural objects, lace, fabric, rubber scrapbooking stamps, or baby feet to make impressions in your tile. Some items...

Art History Classes

Art Adventures Art History Class with Pam Robinson March 2nd & March 30th 6:30pm Every year the Cultural Center facilitates the ‘Art Adventure’ program in area elementary schools. Community volunteers visit classrooms to teach students about 6 different works of...

Minneapolis Comedian!

Comedian Tommy Ryman Saturday, March 11 @ 8pm Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folksinging mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last...

International Women’s Day 2017

Women Are the World – Gallery Show Wednesday, March 8th through Saturday, April 8th Reception / Presentation Friday, March 10th @ 5-7pm From Hypatia to  Zora Neale Hurston to Josephine Baker and Frida Kahlo to Marjane Satrapi, women have been exploring, creating, and...

The Heart of Art Gallery Show

This exhibition highlights the work of Elle Hettinger, a regional artist who lives in Orono, Minnesota. After suffering a series of illnesses years ago, Hettinger took classes at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in drawing, watercolor, acrylic,...

Painting Class in February 11th

  Acrylic Painting with Aleda Windels Students will complete a still life orchid painting to take home in addition to honing skills. This “Art Rehabilitated” class will help participants utilize the relaxation which comes from creative exercises to de-stress,...

Art Adventure 2017

Consider becoming a 2017 Picture Person Like art? Like kids? Becoming an Art Adventure Picture Person is the perfect way for you to share your passion for art with youth, expanding their knowledge and critical thinking skills. Art Adventure is a program developed by...

Deuces Wild tickets are selling fast!

Deuces Wild tickets are selling fast with just 48 tickets and 4 VIP tables remaining as of January 5th! Because the Center is closed in January, we have a couple of different options for you to purchase tickets: NYM Public Library — purchase tickets with cash or...

Sit N Stitch takes a January break

Our Sit N Stitch group will take a break in January 2017 due to the Center being closed for the month. Meetings will resume on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 and will continue weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-8pm. During this time, community members gather to practice and...

2017 Think-Off Question Announced

“Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?” The Great American Think-Off committee announced this, the 25th annual Think-Off question, today, January 1, 2017. The Think-Off is a philosophy competition held each year in tiny New York Mills, MN....

2017 Think-Off Question Announced

“Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?”           The 25th annual Great American Think-Off question is a heavy-hitter in that it not only addresses the 2016 election for timely relevance, but also tackles the...

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos!

Midwinter Benefit Concert Friday, January 20th, 2017 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,...

The Longest Night Music Festival 2016

Finale to Fall Concert Series     The Longest Night Music Festival Wednesday, December 21 @ 7pm   Winter Solstice Jubilee celebrating the return of daylight, local and regional music, and another trip around the sun! Join us for FREE. Musical Artists...

2016 Holiday Gift Wrapping

Local artist/volunteer hosts holiday fundraiser for Center December 14-17 To help take some of the pressure off this holiday season, AND add an artists’ touch to your packages, let Cultural Center volunteer and local artist Lynn Kasma wrap your holiday gifts for...

The Tiny URL Show

In the Gallery The Tiny URL Show  December 16th through 31st Highlighting the small paintings of Christy Johnson, redshoes26. www.redshoes26.com Christy Johnson uses her training in graphic design, illustration, photography, and writing to create pieces in a variety...

2016 Artist Bazaar & Stock-Up Sale

Shop Local at the Cultural Center Gift Store December 6-10, 2016! Artist Bazaar December 6 – 10, 2016 The 2016 Artist Bazaar is back by popular demand, and kicks off on Tuesday evening, December 6th, from 5-8 p.m. Join us at the Center to get first dibs on these...

Newberry & Verch — Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Fall Concert Series newberry & verch Sunday, December 11th 7:30pm, doors @ 7 Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. A frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Joe performs in a...

Book as Art Gallery Exhibit

In The Gallery now through December 10, 2016 The Cultural Center announces its new gallery show, Book as Art. This exhibition strives to find the art in everyday life. Since the printing press allowed for faster production of books, they have entered the lives of...

Writing Workshop

Thursday, December 8th Writing Workshop with Visiting Artist, Emily Eckart Fiction Writing 101: Community writing workshop with Emily Eckart Have you ever wondered how writers create timeless stories? Are you interested in writing a story yourself? Join author Emily...

Fall 2016 Yoga

Fall Yoga: Three Offerings! Three yoga options outlined below, to build and strengthen your practice this fall, now through December. The Cultural Center will be closed the month of January, with yoga returning in February 2017 (specific schedule TBA). A....

Submit Questions!

After 25 years of debating controversial philosophies, the Cultural Center is turning to the general public for question ideas for the Great American Think-Off’s 25th Anniversary in 2017. Question ideas and suggestions can be submitted to think-off@kulcher.org...

Yoga & Art!

UPDATE: WORKSHOP MOVED TO WENDY’S HOME, 300 County Highway 1, Ottertail, MN Mantras & Mandalas Workshop Saturday, November 19th 10am-2:30pm Mantras guide us, enliven us, lead us into the mysterious beauty of our energetic power merging with universal vibes. ...

2016 Holiday Auction

Holiday Fundraising Auction   New Day! Wednesday November 30th 6-9pm Holiday Auction During New York Mills  Christmas Tree Festival In the City Hall Ballroom Silent Auction! Live Auction! Wine Tasting Courtesy of Mills Liquors! Chances to Win Wine, Craft Beer, &...

Alcohol Inks Painting Class

Folk & Fine Art School Mary Jo Wentz alcohol ink painter / 3d fiber artist Mary Jo is a painter using the medium of alcohol inks and a fiber artist working in 3-dimensional artwork. In the past year and a half she has been awarded the LRAC/McKnight Career...

Brian Laidlaw Concert & Workshop

Fall Concert Series Brian Laidlaw poet / songwriter Brian Laidlaw is a poet, songwriter and educator from San Francisco, currently living in Minneapolis. He studied Creative Writing as an undergraduate at Stanford University, where he first began setting his poems to...

Give to the Max Day November 17, 2016

A day of giving Happy Give to the Max Day! If you would like to make a contribution to the Cultural Center (legal name: New York Mills Arts Retreat), click  here, or click the logo to the left to be directed to our organization’s page.  Update 11/17/16: Because...

The New Nordic Art Show

In the Gallery The New Nordic Art Show through November 12th The New Nordic Art Show aims to integrate the artwork of numerous regional artists into the realm of “new classics,” work conceived in the belly of the mother country but birthed in the art world of today....