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 by Sheila Smith, Executive Director, MN Citizens for the Arts

FREE to attend. Open to all in the NYM community & surrounding region.




More about the Keynote:

Creative Minnesota Report about Otter Tail County – New Study Looks at Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture on Otter Tail County Economy

SAINT PAUL, MN:  A new study on the size and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Otter Tail County will be released Jan. 31 at 6:00 PM at New York Mills Cultural Center, by Creative Minnesota, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the following list of sponsors:

  • Otter Tail Lakes Country Association
  • Otter Tail County
  • Lake Region Arts Council
  • New York Mills Cultural Center
  • Springboard For The Arts – Lake Region
  • A Center For The Arts – Fergus Falls
  • A Center For The Arts – Perham
  • Art Of The Lakes – Battle Lake
  • Fergus Falls Economic Improvement Commission
  • Henning Landmark Center
  • Kaddatz Galleries
  • Fair Hills Resort
  • Five Lakes Resort
  • Wildflower Golf Course

The Creative Minnesota study is part of an ongoing series of research reports about the arts and culture sector in Minnesota that is available for free at CreativeMN.org. Creative Minnesota 2017 quantifies the impact and needs of Minnesota’s artists and creative workers, updates previous studies on the economic impact of our state’s 1601 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and reviews other research about the arts sector in the state.

The Otter Tail County study is one of fifteen local reports that will be released in January.

Twenty-two Otter Tail County organizations are part of the local study:

  • Art of the Lakes
  • Artspace: Kaddatz Artist Lofts
  • City of Battle Lake
  • City of Fergus Falls – Arts Programs
  • Fergus Falls Center For The Arts, Inc.
  • Fergus Falls Concert Association
  • Fergus Falls Public Arts Commission
  • Fergus Falls Senior Citizens Program
  • Henning Landmark Center
  • History Arts and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County
  • Kaddatz Galleries, Ltd.
  • Lake Region Arts Council
  • Minnesota State Community & Technical College
  • New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
  • Otter Tail County Historical Society
  • Perham Center for the Arts
  • Phelps Mill Country
  • Preservation Concerts
  • Sons of Norway
  • Springboard for the Arts (Fergus Falls Office)
  • The Landmark Center
  • The Prospect House Museum

The Creative Minnesota 2017 statewide and regional reports, as well as additional research about Minnesota’s arts and cultural community can be downloaded for free at: creativemn.org. Creative Minnesota was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA). The Creative Minnesota team includes: