Art Gallery De Mijlpaal was founded in 1993 and organizes exhibitions in its branch in Heusden-Zolder.

The name De Mijlpaal refers to the high-voltage pylon around which the gallery space in Heusden-Zolder is built. In the center of Limburg, architect Bart Lens' design provides the setting for the distinctive dialogue between contemporary art, design and ethnic art.

De Mijlpaal deliberately works with established and young artists, and shows their work in exhibitions that start from a concept. With this tension between old and new, form and content, colour and sound De Mijlpaal is able to put itself on the map. De Mijlpaal also often acts as curator for extra muros exhibitions in historic buildings at home and abroad.