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

Warm Your Heart With a Little Art 2018
Class List and Dates

Feb. 1st Woodburn on a Feather Les Sanders 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Use wood burning techniques and beads to design a feather carved from basswood. Age 12 +. Limit 7 students.

Feb. 3rd Bead People Peace Project Jamie Lee 10:00 am – noon Create a thumb-sized Bead Person, includes a booklet. Children welcome. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 3rd Watercolor Background Marion Caroline 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Explore and practice a variety of backgrounds in watercolor. Age 10+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 6th Put It On a Feather Marion Caroline 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Paint a Northwoods bird on a feather. Age 10+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 8th Red Willow Dreamcatcher Les Sanders 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Make a beautiful dreamcatcher using red willow, sinew, and beads. Age 12+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 9th Swedish Heart Fabric Weaving Colleen Hilts 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Students will learn how to weave a Swedish Heart out of fabric strips. The end product is a pretty wall hanging—a good project to warm your heart. Age 9+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 10th Small Storage Basket Monie Martin 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Create a woven storage basket using reeds with color added on the sides. Adult students only. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 13th Ukrainian Egg Painting Mary Morton 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn to paint an intricate and beautiful star pattern on a blown egg using special dyes. Age 10+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 14th “Birch Clump” acrylic painting Maureen O’Brien 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Students will use brush, palette knife, and a sponge to paint a clump of birch trees. Be sure to wear your favorite painting shirt. Age 14+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 15th Gourd Art Pin Kathy Sanders 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Design a unique pin using gourd pieces, acrylic paint/alcohol inks, and learn to incorporate a special handmade bead made by the instructor. Age 12+. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 22nd Bead & Wire Pendant Kathy Sanders 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Make a lovely 2-inch pendant using wire wrapping techniques and embellish your piece with beads. Age 12 +. Limit 8 students.

Feb. 24th Unblocked Writer’s Workshop Jamie Lee 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Free the writer inside you, this class gives you tools and strategies to energize and unblock your writing. Age 15+. Limit 8 students.

Stop by Gallery North and sign up today! 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

January 5, 2018
Gallery North First Friday Open House
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Gallery North will host a First Friday reception on Friday afternoon, January 5th from 2-6 pm, for pencil artist David Head. David was born in Red Lake in 1960 into a family of 6 brothers and one sister. Currently, and for the last 18 years, he has resided with George and Diana Jones, Adult Foster Care providers at Woodland Haven in Bemidji. David says he does sketching to stay out of mischief.