‘The Rights of the Child’ Gallery Exhibit

Paintings by Moira Villiard In the Gallery Sept 9 – Oct 10, 2020 The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show “The Rights of The Child” by artist Moira Villiard is on display from Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, October 10th,...

Ben Ranson at the NYM Regional Cultural Center Friday March 20, 2020

We invite you to the Ben Ranson concert Friday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and cash bar. Per Emergency Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Walz, the Cultural Center will be closed now through March 27, with all events postponed...

‘Snapshots of Italy’ Gallery Exhibit

In the Gallery Aug 7 – Sept 14, 2019 Reception Friday, September 13 @ 4:30pm Window to the World Show The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show features photos from Italy as seen through the eyes of local travelers. “Snapshots of Italy” is on...

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...

Painters, Inkers, and Tattoo Lines

In the Gallery Aug 1 – Sept 15, 2018 A unique, fun and interactive graphic arts exhibit   On display is the work of Fargo print maker Troy Becker, St. Cloud painter Adam Spaeth, and painters Avery and Amy Nubson of Moorhead. This show also features...

2018 Regional Art Show

Annual Regional Adult Art Show Gallery Exhibit May 23 – June 29, 2018 Reception Friday, June 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Featuring live music by Mary Marshall, Jazz Pianist The Cultural Center is pleased to announce its 22nd annual Regional Adult Art Show. This is a favorite...

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...

In the Gallery – Fall 2017

Join us at the Cultural Center this fall to view our visual art gallery exhibits by talented local, regional, national and international artists working in a variety of mediums. Visiting the Gallery is always free and open to all. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 10am...

2017 Regional Art Show

Annual Regional Adult Art Show Gallery Exhibit May 31 – June 24, 2017 Reception Friday, June 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Featuring music by The Jazz Committee The Cultural Center is pleased to announce its 21st annual Regional Adult Art Show. This is a favorite gallery exhibit...

2017 Elementary “Best Of” Regional Art Show

Opening Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills is the annual Regional “Best Of” Elementary Art Show!   A twist on the perennial exhibition, this year’s show is juried by the art teachers so impressive works by the youngest budding...

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,...

In the Gallery – Best of the Selfies

Best of the Selfies August 3rd- September 3rd, 2016 Solo artists Brianna Steinbrink & Maxine Adams, plus e-mail submission selfies As technology grows and creative expression diversifies, the line between artist and participant blurs and new media emerges. But is...

Immigration Integration Gallery Exhibit

Featured March 6 – April 9, 2016 Immigration Integration Artists Arna Rennan & Leila Rastegar The exhibit: The Cultural Center is pleased to present in the main floor gallery in March 2016 an art exhibition and conversation exploring women’s identity and...

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...

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...

Death is the mother of beauty (for Wallace Stevens)

Charles Matson Lume’s light installation opens January 15 in the ground floor gallery Artist reception Monday, February 2nd from 4 pm – 6 pm with presentation by the artist at 5:30 pm Minnesota artist Charles Matson Lume spent two weeks in early January...

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...

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!        ...

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...

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...

Artist-in-residence Jill Johnson

Visiting artist Jill Johnson will be living in our midst at the Retreat House on South Main Ave in New York Mills for several weeks in April-May 2014.  Jill is a community cultural artist, which means that she researches folk and cultural art forms in Sweden and...

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...

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...

Artist-in-Residence Charles Matson Lume

Residing at the New York Mills Arts Retreat for the first two weeks of January 2014 is Charles Matson Lume, a visual artist from Saint Paul, MN.  While on residency, Charles will be researching winter light and one’s relationship to it. Over the past five years...

McKnight touring ceramics exhibit

Northern Clay Center Four McKnight Artists This traveling exhibit includes work by Edith Garcia of Los Angeles, California; Brian Boldon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ursula Hargens of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Janet William of Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom.   The...

el dia de los muertos celebrations

Day of the Dead Saturday November 2nd Here is a photograph of the ofrenda panels made by artist Xavier Tavera on display at the Cultural Center.  Pilgrims can post photographs of friends and family, or bring gifts of food or other items to please the dead.  The two...

Twilight of the Mississippi screens October 25

 Documentary film by Gus Ganley explores the Mississippi River A free screening of the documentary is open to everyone at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 25th.  This screening is sponsored by Viking Library System and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and it is...

Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi

Historic and contemporary photographs of the Upper Mississippi river opens Friday, September 6th in the main floor gallery of the Cultural Center.  Historic and contemporary views of the Upper Mississippi River will be featured in the exhibit “Revisiting Twain’s...

Artist-in-Residence John Noltner

During the last week of June, John Noltner will be the artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Arts Retreat. John’s residency is special in that it coincides with his gallery exhibit currently featured at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, now through...

A Peace of My Mind

Photographic portraits of  Minnesota citizens John Noltner’s exhibition of black and white photographic portraits of Minnesotans include statements about Peace by each of the subjects.  Open at no charge now through Sunday June 30th with a reception and...

2013 Regional Art Show

17th annual Regional Art Show Wednesday April 24th – Saturday May 25th, 2013 Open to all artists working in any medium Reception for artists Friday, April 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday Musicians by Virginia Marr (image at right) won the 2012...

Our Town – put yourself into the picture

This community participation gallery show at the Cultural Center will be featured from November 14 until December 29. Everyone in town or outside of the city is invited to help create images of their vision of individual, family, and community identity on the walls of...

Decoy Show

Fish and Duck Decoys July 6-September 22 This exhibition of decoys made by six regional artists has been lots of fun.  Here are a pair of images, one showing boys swimming some of the fish decoys and the other catching three of the artists awaiting judging of their...