‘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,...

‘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...

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...

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...

2018 MSHSL Visual Arts Exhibition

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 11-25, 2018.  The festival will be on Wednesday, April 25th from 9am-2pm. During this...

In the Gallery: Anishinaabeg Izhitwaawin

Celebrating Native Heritage Month!   November 8 through December 29, 2017 Reception: Friday, November 10 5pm-7pm. Live Music by Eddie Lee Kidd, Artist Talk, Light Refreshments. Gallery show which celebrates Native Heritage (for the month of November) and contains...

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...

Unraveling the Thread Gallery Exhibit

Sept 21 – Nov 4, 2017 Reception Saturday, September 23, 5 – 7 p.m. The Cultural Center in New York Mills presents a new fine art exhibit of Midwestern fiber arts miscellany entitled, Unraveling the Thread. The show runs from Wednesday, September 20 to...

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,...

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...

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. ...

Visiting Artist Nadia Alenov

Visiting Visual Artist Nadia Alenov will be staying in the Cultural Center’s Retreat House January 25th until February 14th. “I am a freelance artist from St. Paul, Minnesota. I began my career in art as a photographer and expanded to including illustration in...

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...

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...

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...

Arts Retreat residency deadline April 1st

FREE ARTIST RESIDENCY The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for July – December 2014 artist residencies.  The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected artists in all disciplines. A small house...

Feb-Mar 2014 Visiting Artist Brett Lysne

Visiting artist Brett Lysne is a visual artist who works in printmaking, drawing, artist books, and writing. Born in Fargo, ND and raised in Crookston, MN, he left the region to obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Washington State...

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                                        ...

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...

Visiting Artist Sandy Bot-Miller

Please note: Artist Reception planned for Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. has been CANCELLED due to a family emergency. We hope to reschedule before the end of Sandy’s residency, and will be sure to post an update here. Our apologies for the inconvenience....

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...

Apply Now! Oct 1 Deadline for Artist Residency

Arts Retreat FREE ARTIST RESIDENCY submissions due October 1, 2013 The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for January – June 2014 artist residencies. The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected...

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...

Visiting Artist Michael Eble

Michael Eble is the current artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Arts Retreat. He is a painter and currently resides in Morris, MN, where he is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and Curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota,...

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...

Visiting Artist spends 6 weeks in NYM

The first visiting artist of 2013 was Agenor Martí Fernández from Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba, Agenor paints and draws, and has a particular interest in maps. He has traveled extensively and spent a 3 year period living in Finland. During his residency,...

Be an Art Adventure mentor in the schools

Each year community volunteers work with area schools to bring the Minneapolis Institute of Arts “Art Adventure” program into classrooms. The program helps children learn to enjoy art and to recognize the cultural and historical content it communicates. ...

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...