New York Mills Cultural Center & Niijii Radio Holding Community Event

The New York Mills Cultural Center and Niijii Radio will host a family-friendly community arts and culture exchange event on Wednesday, June 1.

The 2nd annual “Spring Into Summer” event is free and open to the public from 4-7 p.m. on June 1 and will take place at the New York Mills Sculpture Park/Grange just off Highway 10. There will also be cultural activities and paying. -art as you go.

This year, the Cultural Center will partner with Niijii Radio. There will be a variety of Indigenous performers and sharing of feathers, beads, Indigenous foods and more.

Finnish culture will also be honored thanks to the Concordia Language Villages located in Bemidji. “Salolampi in a Suitcase” is a unique experience to immerse campers in a Finnish experience. The aim is to help people learn the Finnish language and culture and, more broadly, to discover what it means to be a citizen of the world.

The Cultural Center is also proud to announce its participation in “4Ground: Midwest Land Art Biennial” and plans to dedicate a new sculpture created by Minnesota artist Paul Albright at this event. The festival takes place from June to August 2022. More than 20 community partners, including tribal organizations, art museums and conservationists, will be in attendance. 4Ground reaches four states spanning from (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin). The aim is to boost tourism in the area through suggested road trips to experience site-specific land art and raise awareness of significant land and water issues affecting the region while by celebrating art.

For more information, you can call 218-385-3339 or visit www.kulcher.org.

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