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

February 2, 2018
Gallery North First Friday Open House
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Gallery North will host a First Friday reception on Friday afternoon, February 2nd from 2-6 pm, for Showcase Artist Raymond Wesley. Ray has been interested in art since he was a child, drawing horses, making papier-mâché animals including a six foot tall giraffe. When he was 12, he started submitting model cars that he designed and built to General Motors, Fisher Body, and the Craftsman’s Guild, winning the regional award at 19, which included a trip to Detroit, his first airplane ride and a tour of GM design facilities.

Ray attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis with a degree in Art education. He’s worked in plaster, wood, bronze, fiberglass and acrylic paint. He is currently working on a 11 ft. tall sculpture of a woman made with 1“x 2” mahogany.

Featured Artist will be Gallery member Jamie Lee. Jamie grew up in the north woods playing, gathering stones and swimming in the many lakes. She spent many years practicing her writing craft and only recently began creating pebble art. She loves discovering how to create a story and dimension in this minimalist way.

Featured Author will be Barbara Schlichting. Barbara has always been dreamer, so she writes books. Barbara is the author of the First Ladies Dollhouse mystery series, as well as several published short stories. Originally from Minneapolis, she and her family moved further north to Bemidji, MN.

Barbara will be available to sign copies of her book: BODY ON THE TRACKS. It’s 1943 onboard a zephyr express train between Chicago and Denver. Zephyrette Brita discovers a body in the Chicago railyard. a nuclear physicist. Later, Brita uncovers a plot to poison the national food supply as she chases an escaped Nazi hitman before another murder happens.

Stop by Gallery North’s Open House February 2nd from 2:00 – 6:00 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

Artists Featured

Warm Your Heart With a Little Art 2018
Class List and Dates

Feb. 1st Woodburn on a Feather Les Sanders 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 3rd Bead People Peace Project Jamie Lee 10:00 am – noon

Feb. 3rd Watercolor Background Marion Caroline 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 5th Crochet a Swiffer cover Debra Rockstead 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 6th Put It On a Feather Marion Caroline 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 8th Red Willow Dreamcatcher Les Sanders 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 9th Swedish Heart Fabric Weaving Colleen Hilts 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Feb. 10th Small Storage Basket Monie Martin 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 13th Ukrainian Egg Painting Mary Morton 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 14th “Birch Clump” acrylic painting Maureen O’Brien 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 15th Gourd Art Pin Kathy Sanders 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Feb 20th Iris Paper Folding BJ Jolly 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 22nd Bead & Wire Pendant Kathy Sanders 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Feb. 24th Unblocked Writer’s Workshop Jamie Lee 1:00 – 4:00 pm