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, 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

GALLERY NORTH HAS MOVED! Stop by to see our new space at 310 4th St. NW, Bemidji.

Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday open house on July 7th, 2-6 pm to visit with our Showcase Artist Brian Dow. Brian is an acrylic visual artist from Ponemah and now lives in Bemidji.

Gallery North’s July First Friday open house will feature author Wendell Affield, who will be on hand to personalize your copy of “Muddy Jungle Rivers.” In 2012, Affield published his Vietnam War memoir, Muddy Jungle Rivers, a close-up look at life on a gunboat during 1968, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War. Told from a twenty-year-old brown water sailor’s point of view, this memoir takes the reader into the frustration, rage, terror, death, betrayal, and search for redemption. Affield’s book, Herman, 1940s Lonely Hearts Search, Chickenhouse Chronicles, Book I (eBook only) series is a background sketch of his mother’s fourth husband. It’s also a treasure of reproduced 1940s mail-order bride catalogues— including the names of hundreds of women—that his stepfather ordered in his search for a wife.

Featured artist for July is Gallery North member, Les Sanders. Les started woodcarving over 30 years ago. Although largely self-taught, Les has taken a broad spectrum of carving courses, classes and seminars over the years. He often carves whimsical characters and houses and is especially talented at creating and carving split cedar flutes

June 26th through July 10th – HAVANA,CUBA PHOTO EXHIBITION by CAROL, ROSIE, and RUBY HOYEM. The three (mother and daughters) joined forces on a Cuba photography tour in December 2015 to bring you highlights of Havana, Cuba, a city mostly unchanged for 50 years. Meet with photographers and hear about their experiences on Saturday, July 1st from 1-4 pm.