Gallery North Fine Art

Fine Arts & Crafts

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 has been displaying and selling area artists’ work in downtown Bemidji, Minnesota, since 1989. They opened in their present location, 502 3rd St. N.W. in November, 2001. They are housed in the same building as Ink Spot Press, Grandma’s Attic Antiques, and Clearwater Cottage, all across the street from The Woolen Mills. Look for the signs showing how to find the gallery.

CURRENT BUSINESS HOURS are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm. On the first Friday of every month, from 2 to 5 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, Merit Care Walk-In Clinic, Riverwood Bank, North Country Regional Hospital, Merit Care – Lower Level Lab – Main Building, 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 events are as follows:
February 5, 2016
Gallery North First Friday Open House
502 3rd Street NW
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Showcase for Gallery North First Friday are samples of projects offered during the month of February’s “Warm Your Heart With A Little Art.” These are FREE classes offered by local Gallery North artists. Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday reception, February 5th from 2-5 pm. and take a look at the projects and then register for your choice of classes.


Class List and Dates

Feb. 9 – 1pm – 3:30pm, Paper Quilled Note Cards, artist Jeanie Fenner

Feb. 11 – 1pm – 4pm, Carving a Cross or Dog, artist Les Sanders

Feb. 12 – 1pm – 3pm, Felted Bear, artist Patty Lovegreen

Feb. 16 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Ukrainian Eggs, artist Mary Morton

Feb. 17 – 12:30pm – 3pm, Sunset Over The Lake, artist Maureen O’Brien

Feb. 19 – 1pm – 3pm, Gilded Butterfly or Turtle Pin, artist Kathy Sanders

Feb. 23 – 1pm – 4pm, Lacy Button Basket, artist Monie Martin

Feb. 25 – 1pm – 3:30pm, Fabric & Wool flower pin, artist Colleen Hilts

Feb. 27 – 1pm – 4pm, Making a Card w/Tatting Tidbits , artist Marie Hamre

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 check out the website at