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.

Upcoming Events

June 18th, 2021
Gallery North Open House and Book Signing
310 4th Street NW
11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Gallery North will host an Open House and Book Signing reception on June 18th for John Eggers and Kathy Gustafson. John Eggers is the author of 22 books and has written a weekly column for the Bemidji Pioneer since 1992. He is founder of Project Graduate which has as its goal a 100% high school graduation rate for students. He currently directs the activities of Project Graduate while serving as a volunteer for the Red Lake Nation.

John has written about 22 books. His first book titled “Will You Help Me Create The Future Today?” was published in 1976. John said for this book, he was looking to break the traditional mold and make Bible story reading more interesting for kids. He wanted something that put kids on the edge of their seats. He thought because so many of the stories in the Old Testament are scary, why not give kids a touch of fright in the beginning and close with a happy ending? John was inspired by his grandfathers, one a Lutheran pastor and the other a Lutheran parochial school teacher.

John had the stories pretty much all written and was looking for an illustrator, Kathy Gustafson was recommended. Kathy took what he wrote and created some marvelous illustrations.

Kathy Gustafson is a self-taught artist who has been seriously involved with art for over forty years, and has won numerous awards. Most of her current works are acrylic/mixed media on canvas, watercolors, or welded metal sculpture, however she has also begun illustrating books, and hopes to do more in that field. Kathy finds inspiration in nature and celebrates the many kinds of beauty that exist in the world. Kathy’s interests also include photography, writing, and genealogy. She was one of the founding members of Gallery North, (an artists’ cooperative gallery), and periodically displays her work at various venues in Bemidji and northern Minnesota.

Stop by Gallery North’s First Friday reception June 18th from 11-2 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

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: Sanford Walk-In Clinic, Kitchigami Library Art Wall, and occasionally at Dunn Brothers Coffee, Wild Hare Bistro, and The Cabin.

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.

Artists Featured

Pre-registration is required for these free classes. Visit Gallery North to sign up today!

1. Tuesday, June 1, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Origami Scramble Keepsake Book, Instructor: Mary Knox Johnson

2. Wednesday, June 9, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Watercolor Flower Stained Glass Method, Instructor: Marion Reil

3. Saturday, June 12, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Birch Tree Painting Using a Pallet Knife, Instructor: Elaine Netland

4. Monday, June 14, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Framed Pebble Art, Instructor: Jamie Lee

5. Tuesday, June 15, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Handcrafted Copper/Paper Framed Picture, Instructor: Diane Collison-Jones

6. Friday, June 18, 2:00 pm-500 pm
Kumihimo Bracelet, Instructor: Bob Larson

7. Saturday, June 19, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Ukrainian Egg Painting, Instructor: Mary Morton

8. Tuesday, June 22, 3:00 – 5:00
Beaded Sun Catcher, Instructor: Dee Dee Narum

9. Wednesday, June 23 2:00-5:00
Birch Bark Picture, Instructors: Fred and Laurie McGregor

10. Thursday, June 24, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wood Burning on a Feather, Instructor: Les Sanders

11. Stained Glass Sun Catcher
June 26th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Instructor: Don Pearson

12. Monday, June 28, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pieced Paper Cards, Instructor: Kathy Sanders

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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 our website at