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

April 5, 2019
Gallery North First Friday Open House
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday open house on April 5th, 2-6 pm and visit with
Showcase Artist Diane Sauer. Diane has always been interested in watercolor art. She is the daughter-in-law of local artist Betty Sauer. Betty lived with Diane and her husband for a few years. At that time, Diane took classes from local artists and received instruction from Betty on a casual basis.

Diane is currently semi-retired, working a few days a week, allowing more time to follow her passions. She finds inspiration in nature, often using photographs as the basis of her work, adding her own creativity to the theme.

Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday reception April 5th 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

April 5, 2019
Gallery North First Friday Open House
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 6:00 p.m

Featured Artist is Gallery North member Maureen O’Brien. Maureen lives in the woods and loves the woods. It is her desire to share with others the peacefulness, the majesty and the comedy of the inhabitants of the northwoods. Her love of painting has given her forty years of acrylic painting experience. She says, ‘Painting feeds a part of me that nothing else can. It is nourishing beyond any material things.’ A patiently expert teacher, Maureen offers classes locally, often from the charm of her farm near Solway.