Professional chef and TV host Amy Thielen will serve a fundraising dinner Friday, Aug. 7 for the Nemeth Art Center. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. Space is limited for this rare chance to experience Thielen’s Spanish paella cooked over an open fire. “I love to cook for artists and art lovers,” said Thielen, author of “The New Midwestern Table” and a NAC member. “I’m thrilled to help the Nemeth any way I can because this art center is bringing culture into our town, with visual art that we’d otherwise have to travel hours to see. At the same time, it’s showing local artists and giving them a place to exhibit their work. At the openings, visiting artists, local artists and friends of the arts all come together.” Tickets include the meal and membership to the art center. For ticket information, contact NAC Director Michael Dagen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-255-7182.