Gallery North is more than just a 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.
Gallery North 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.