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

September 6, 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 September 6, 2-6 pm and visit with Showcase Artist Charles Alberti. Charles earned his undergraduate degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969. He taught in the Education and Honors Programs at BSU for nearly 20 years.

Charles Alberti’s current collection of paintings titled “Thematic Painting to Music” focus on listening to a piece of music and then painting images and colors that come to mind. Sometimes he continues to play the same piece of music over and over as he paints. Other times he can listen once and the imagery stays with him as he paints. He generally paints 6 to 12 hours most days. All of the paintings use acrylics paints on canvas. Some are framed while others are on gallery canvas. In addition to the actual paintings, attendees will be able to pre-order and purchase large posters of any of the paintings in the exhibit. The artist will give a brief presentation at 4:00 P.M.

Stop by Gallery North’s open house reception September 6th 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

Artists Featured

Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday open house on September 6, 2-6 pm and visit with Showcase Artist Charles Alberti. Charles will have the Showcase wall as well as the west “Community Wall” for September. Charles has 99 paintings to exhibit, so will hang as many as he can for the September 6th opening. Every Friday some will be taken down and new ones hung during September.

Charles states: “I have never seen a gallery anywhere do this, so this will be unique for Gallery North “ There will be a ‘price” sheet that will explain prices, visitors will want to come back every week during September to see the changes that have taken place.