Decoys and Wildlife Photography in the Gallery July 2021

Annual Decoy Show and Wildlife Exhibit Brad Anderson Photography Fish decoys by Larry Lange, Brad Lange, and John Peeters July 7-31, 2021 We are proud to feature in our Gallery the wildlife photographs of Brad Anderson of Ottertail and fish decoys by Larry Lange, Brad...

Art For Lunch Sept 2020 – June 2021

Second Thursdays @noon-1pm $5 fee for supplies Add creativity to your day! Art for Lunch continues into Fall 2020 and Spring 2021!  Join us for this monthly creative break to learn about a new art form and make your own creation. Adaptations are in place for COVID-19...

Philosophers and Artist Reception

Celebrating Philosophers & Artists We are making yet another connection by hosting both the Great American Think-Off Reception and the Distinctly Minnesota Artist Reception as one big party! Help us Kick-Off the Think-Off in style! Join us June 7th at 6:30-8:30pm...

Window to the World: Italy Workshops

These workshops are open and FREE to everyone (16+) who is craving a cultural dynamic right here at home! March 5:  Architecture of Italy.  We will look at the development of architecture in Italy and then have some fun building our own structures out of paper and...

Open Mic Night – 2019 – New York Mills, MN

As of July 2019, Open Mic Night is ON HOLD until further notice.  CLICK HERE for more info.   UPDATE | Open Mic Night REVAMP | WIP THANKS to those who joined us on May 9, 2019 to help determine the FUTURE OF OPEN MIC NIGHT! It was a productive discussion and...

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...

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...

Block Printing Class

Introduction to Block Printing with Cheryl Bannes Saturday, November 18, 2017 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn about block prints with the newest member of the Cultural Center staff, Cheryl Bannes. Cheryl is a metalsmith by training and inclination, but has worked for...

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,...

September Artist of the Month

In April, the Cultural Center Gift Store proudly announced its “Artist of the Month” program which features a new Gift Store artist each month with special deals and activities. The program’s intent is to bring attention to the myriad of talented local and regional...

2016 Regional Art Show Reception

Friday, June 3rd 7-9pm Featuring the brass and string stylings of the jazz trio, Jazz Committee, the Reception for the 2016 Regional Art Exhibit happens on Friday, June 3rd. Join the Cultural Center in meeting and greeting the regional artists at this soiree....

Open Youth Night at Center

Wednesday April 19th 4-7pm Join us for our third Open Youth Night on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at the New York Mills Cultural Center. Based on the success of previous Youth Nights, the Center will once again be open to all area 7th-12th graders for studying with...

2016 Annual Garden Party

Thursday April 21st 6:00 to 8:00pm Spring is spritely sprinkling on Northern Minnesota and the Cultural Center is ready to plant more seeds of creativity in the Lakes Area community! This is only possible with your generous gifts of time, talents, creativity, crafts,...

Celebrations: Immigration Integration

Friday April 1st 7:30pm Immigration Integration Conversations and Concert In celebration of the works of Arna Rennan and Leila Rastegar, the Cultural Center presents conversations on women’s global identity in connection with social integration and the immigrant...

2nd Annual Fish House Festival July 10, 2015

Join us this Friday, July 10th, 2015 for the 2nd annual Fish House Festival, which is being held in conjunction with the New York Mills Summer Celebration and Lund Mania fishing tournament. There are many fun activities planned for the festival and we are excited to...

2015 Regional Art Show

Submit your work and participate in the annual regional art show at the Center.  Everyone is welcome, all media are accepted, and this is a non-juried show.  Details below. Wednesday May 27th – Thursday July 2nd, 2015 Open to all artists working in any medium...

2015 State High School League Arts Festival

Annual student gallery show April 29 – May 6 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 29 – May 6th.  The festival will be on...

Young artists’ shows in April and May

Now through May 22nd see student work in the gallery in three separate but linked shows.  The local high school show is in the gallery now through April 25th to be followed by the State High School League show and the local elementary show. High school artists from 5...

Visiting Artist March 2015: Dave Mondy

Join us Monday March 23rd at 7:30pm for a Reading & Reception for Dave Inhabiting the retreat house for several weeks in March is Dave Mondy, a Creative Nonfiction Writer from Tucson, AZ. Dave has been lauded for his work in multiple genres: food writing (Best...

Apply Now! Artist Residency Deadline April 1st

FREE Artist Residency Opportunity! The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for July – December 2015 artist residencies. The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected artists in ALL disciplines. A small...

Winter Light Festival February 2, 2015

Winter Light Festival February 2 Shake off the winter blues and come to the Cultural Center for the 2nd annual Winter Light Festival on Monday, February 2, 2015.  All the events are free of charge and everyone is welcome to enjoy the activities from 4 pm to 8 pm. 1. ...

Sit-N-Stitch News

Sit-N-Stitch will not meet Monday, February 2nd because the Winter Light Festival will be taking place from 4-8 pm.  The group will meet again on Monday, February 9th from 5:30-8:00 pm.  And, please note:  the Center will now be open every Monday evening from 5:00...

Community Art Show in December

Opening December 5th in the ground floor gallery Do you have a special painting, photograph, or other work of art in your home that you would like to see on display at the Cultural Center’s ground floor gallery this December? Will you share that work with the...

The Spirits Within

Pastel work by Don Garey The Spirits Within exhibit of pastel work by Staples artist Don Garey is on display at the Cultural Center in the ground floor gallery. Opening October 18 and running through November 26, this exhibit by Don Garey fills the Cultural Center...

New sculpture “uproot” at Sculpture Park

Morris, Minnesota Artist Gary Wahl introduces his sculpture “uproot” at the Sculpture Park Uprooted, a new sculpture at the Sculpture Park in New York Mills, will be introduced to the community by artist Gary Wahl on Saturday, August 2 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Everyone is...

Margo McCreary Puppet Show

The Cultural Center brings a puppet show by extraordinary puppeteer Margo McCreary to New York Mills Farmers Market on Saturday, July 26 at 11am. The performance is free to the public, and is made possible, in part, through funding provided by the Minnesota State Arts...

Decoy Judging Results

  The Annual Decoy Show will be on display in our gallery from July 9-July 19th. Stop in and take a look! Congratulations to all winners! Also, a  special congratulations to Paul Sparks and John Peeters, who placed in all 3 categories!        ...

Masks and Stone Sculptures by Simon Zornes

Simon Zornes show through Thursday, July 31 in the upstairs gallery Artist reception on Friday, July 11th from 2-5 pm Using native rock and wood, Simon Zornes creates powerful images expressive of his Anishinaabeg heritage.  Here are three images that tell more about...

John House and annual decoy art exhibit

Wild nature, human nature, and fish decoys July 9 – 19 Meet John House on Friday, July 11 from 2-5 pm at his reception Renowned artist John House will fill the Cultural Center gallery with portraits of human nature and wild nature as part of the annual fish...

Fish House and Decoy Auction Friday July 11

Fish house art and decoys July 11 The Cultural Center has commissioned four artists from the region to paint fish houses and fish decoys on July 11th as part of the New York Mills Summer Celebration.  Kayleen Horsma of Menahga, Pam Robinson from New York Mills, Troy...

Collaborative Poetry Broadsides June 2nd

On Monday, June 2nd at 7:30pm, come to the Cultural Center to hear poetry, learn more about letterpress printing, meet both a local and a visiting artist, and have the chance to purchase one of an edition of 40 broadsides. Each broadside is hand-fed through an antique...

Expressions of a Sami Heritage

Kayleen Horsma oil paintings “Expressions of a Sami Heritage”, an exhibit of Kayleen’s new oil paintings, opens on Wednesday, April 23 and continues through Saturday, May 31 in the ground floor gallery.  A reception honoring Kayleen will be hosted by...

Piga Project: Women, Immigration, and Resilience

The PIGA project by Jill Johnson The Piga Project creates new forms of folk art as a way to challenge our ideas about culture and belonging.  Researched over a period of two years in Sweden and the US, Johnson’s project also explores questions around the...

Shinfeller fiber art workshop April 17

Learn the ancient Norwegian art form of “shinfeller” Join Karen Aakre for a unique workshop where you will make a pair of baby slippers and mittens, or adult-sized wristlets and headband, on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm.  This workshop is given as an...

Fiber Arts Show February 26-March 15

Local artists bring Sheep to Shawl show Four local fiber artists – Karen Aakre, Joan Ellison, Katy Olson, and Sharon Marquardt –  are mounting a show at the Cultural Center that will be on display from Saturday March 1 through Saturday March 15 in the Center’s...

Continental Divide Folk School winter & spring 2014

Continental Divide Folk School classes in winter & spring 2014 Classes will be added to this schedule as new learning opportunities develop.  More information on many of these classes will be added in the coming days.  Call 218-385-3339 with any questions. Gentle...

Pam Collins’ show opens February 1

The Way of Water Pam Collins’ exhibit opens in the upstairs gallery on February 1 and continues through February 28.  Join Pam for conversation during her reception Sunday, February 23rd from 2 – 4 pm. Following is Pam’s artist statement. I want to...

Winter Light Festival

Saturday February 1st at 7 pm Lanterns, light, and 11 short films from the Rural Route Film Festival We’ll be reaching the halfway mark between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox at the beginning of February and we think it is time to celebrate the return of...

Sustainable farmers photography exhibit

Laurie Schneider photographs February 1-22, 2014 Join Laurie for a reception for this show on Saturday, February 22 from 1-3 pm                                        ...