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Several generous donors have pledged a $6,000 matching donation to help us eliminate our 2019 year-end funding gap of $18,000…WOW!

Any donation you make will have DOUBLE THE IMPACT thanks to this generous matching donation! Please help us reach this goal and make a donation today.


Thank you for considering a contribution to the New York Mills Arts Retreat (our legal name)! Your support makes it possible for us to continue to bring high quality arts experiences to the people of our rural region.

This photo shows Chris Koza and his band at the New York Mills High School during a residency outreach activity in September 2019. Students worked with band members to learn song-writing skills. The band then performed several of these songs for students.

Donations made to the Cultural Center helps us continue to partner with schools and other community organizations to provide resources like these to students and residents of all ages.

A gift of any size will make an impact:

  • $25 keeps the lights and heat on for one day
  • $50 pays one of our Longest Night Music Festival local musicians
  • $100 covers the cost of one session of Art in Your Park
  • $300 pays for one day of teaching art to students in local schools
  • $500 enables residency activities in schools & the community before a concert 
  • $1000 underwrites the cost of a typical live music performance 
  • $2500 covers our portion of a typical grant-funded week-long artist residency
  • $5000 pays for all artists & materials for our annual Kalevala Puppet Pageant

We are so grateful for all of our donors and members in New York Mills and all the communities that surround us in the West Central Minnesota region, and beyond.

Your contributions help us continue our efforts to enrich our community by bringing people together to experience art, culture, and creativity. This is at the heart of our mission: to be a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts.

This photo shows elementary school students viewing artwork in our annual Regional Elementary School Gallery Show. The experience of seeing their work in a real gallery setting is something that makes a real difference in how they view art and the world.