The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center schedules 8 to 10 visual arts exhibits each year and music, dance, literary, and theater performances throughout the year. The Center includes two art galleries, a dance studio, and a gift shop featuring the work of regional artists. Summer events include the Great American Think-Off philosophy competition, the second Saturday of every June and the Whiskey Creek Film Festival, September of every year. See website for details. We are also featured as one of the Top 50 Funky towns in Mark Cramer's nationally recognized book, Funkytowns USA. In addition, we are one of the best 100 Small Art Towns by travel writer, John Villani.The Regional Cultural Center is housed in a historic 1885 brick mercantile building in the community of New York Mills (pop. 963) located 180 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The building now houses a fine art gallery, performance space, studio space, gift shop, and classroom areas.The Cultural Center's innovative arts programming includes: The Great American Think-Off, a national philosophy contest, an ongoing music concert series, literary service, Continental Divide Music and Film Festival, artist residency program, and various classes/workshops.
The center is located at 24 Main Avenue North in downtown New York Mills. New York Mills is located on U.S. Highway 10 about 1.5 hours east of Fargo and 3 hours northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.