Gallery North Fine Art

Fine Arts & Crafts

Gallery North

An Artists’ Cooperative located in downtown Bemidji.

310 4th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Hours are 10 – 5, Monday thru Saturday

Phone number is 218-444-9813

Our artists’ cooperative offers paintings, photography, woodcarving, fiber arts, jewelry, ethnic arts, and sculpture created by local artists.

About Gallery North

Gallery North, a non-profit cooperative art gallery under the sponsorship of the Northern Artist Association, gives members a place to display and sell work, encourages growth, builds confidence and provides public exposure for art, while emphasizing variety and individuality.

It is dedicated to assisting emerging and established artists, promoting art, and benefiting the Bemidji area, the downtown business district, and the tourism industry.

Artists can find a support system through their interaction with other members and the Bemidji area community. Emerging artists can learn from other artists and can gain experience by exhibiting their work.

Gallery North’s new location is 310 4th Street NW, Bemidji, MN. We are excited to be in our new space, with store frontage and closer to other downtown businesses.

CURRENT BUSINESS HOURS are Monday through Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm. On the first Friday of every month, from 2 to 6 p.m., the public is invited to observe demonstrations featuring one of the Gallery’s artists as well as visit with one of the community showcase artists or authors. The Gallery also contains a library/resource room, a showcase artist display area, and a classroom space for workshops and special events.

Members’ work is also displayed at various places throughout Bemidji: The Beltrami County History Center, Riverwood Bank, Sanford Walk-In Clinic, Bemidji Community Art Center, Kitchigami Library Art Wall, and at the Dunn Brothers Coffee, Wild Hare Bistro, The Cabin, Tutto Bene, and The Fleur de Lis Gallery.

In 1972, a dozen artists or so decided to join together in ‘…the promotion of art, art interest and art activities among the people of Bemidji and the surrounding area.’ Their ideas gave rise to the Northern Artist Association. Their goals then and now continue to be ‘…to seek places to display the art work of area members, … and to sponsor art education through speakers, demonstrations and exhibits.’ From that small group of twelve artists, membership has now grown to forty-four. To this day, the Northern Artist Association continues to hold weekly painting sessions and monthly special programs to which the public is always invited.

Upcoming Events

January 3, 2020
Gallery North First Friday Open House
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Gallery North will host Showcase Artist Faith Clover during the First Friday reception on January 3, 2020 from 2:00-6:00 pm. Faith retired after teaching art and art education for 40 years in Oregon, Arizona and at the University of Minnesota in Minnesota. Over the years Faith has done work in many mediums and many forms of cultural crafts.

Faith said a friend introduced her to classes at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, and she was hooked. Faith’s work shows the respect and the discipline that is required in botanical illustration and watercolor, as well as the importance of understanding the structure and growth patterns of plants.

Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday reception January 3rd from 2-6 pm. Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989. Please like and share our Facebook page and check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.

Artists Featured

Featured artist is Gallery North member John Winter John is a watercolor artist from Bemidji who recently retired after 38 years working for Minnesota State Parks and an additional 6 years as Beltrami County’s Park Director. These experiences helped to develop the subjects he now paint that are primarily focused on nature, history and recreation in Northern Minnesota.