First Friday Art Walk – September 3!


Kristin Majkrzak's "Northern Lights" will be on display at the Wild Hare Bistro along with much more of her work. Kristin received an R2AC Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant to attend the national fiber conference, "Convergence." She will be offering weaving courses in the near future!


The First Friday Art Walk for September kicks of a month of fabulous art at local galleries, businesses, and coffee shops.  All the details are below!

Bemidji Community Art Center presents Works in Wood – an exhibit of functional, handcrafted work by 9 local artists.  Diverse in content, the exhibit will showcase work from furniture to ukuleles, canoe paddles to sculpture and offer an interesting contrast of vision, unique to each of the exhibitors.  Join us for the opening reception to visit with the artists as a part of the First Friday Art Walk on Sept 3rd from 5 to 7pm. This exhibit runs Sept 3rd through Oct. 23rd.  The BCAC is free and open to the public.  Hours are Tues to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 12 to 4pm. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (Carnegie Library on 5th St) on the web at for more information call, (218) 444-7570 or email –


Tall Girl #1 by Ashleigh Buck


Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts – presents Ashleigh Buck as their featured artist for September with her exhibit, “Print and Process”. The show will be a combination of mixed media lithograph prints along with encaustic paintings. There will be a demonstration of encaustic painting with pieces available for purchase during the Opening Reception on Friday Sept 3rd from 4-6pm.. Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring Art & Fine Craft by over 50 different artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories.  Showcasing mostly local artists, Bad Cat has everything from jewelry and ceramics to cards and fun accessories for you and your home.  Bad Cat Creations is located at 315 Irvine Ave NW.  For more information call 218-444-9225.

Beltrami County History Center The Beltrami County Historical Society presents “Patterns and People” by photographer and artist John Eggers now through the end of September.  Stop by and enjoy refreshments and Free Admission into the Museum on Friday September 3rd and every First Friday from 10 to 4pm. The History Center is located at 130 Minnesota Avenue SW in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot. Hours are Mon – Sat 10am to 4pm.  For more information 219-444-3376 or

Bemidji Public Library Art Wall presents artist and Trek North art teacher, Kristin Gustafson as their featured artist for the month of September.  Kristin says, “my work is about expressing my ‘in spirit’ moments and I create only when I have this overwhelming urge to just get it out on canvas”.  Starting with a soft spray painted background, Kristin then works with oil paint to add layers and build the image.  Using this technique allows her to create interesting compositions through the use of repetition, color, texture thus creating layers that will draw the viewer in and allow them to discover the many parts of the whole.  For more information on this exhibit or opportunities for exhibiting at the Public Library, please contact Bemidji Public Library Art Wall Coordinator Paul Simonson, 444-7886.

Brigids Cross Irish Pub and RestaurantBrigid’s Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant invites the public to meet some of the artists featured in their upcoming collaborative show “Ride with H♥art” on Friday, September 3rd at starting at 5pm. The theme surrounding the show is “bicycle” and will include two dimensional and three dimensional works by Suzi Rae, Linda Brown, Malisa van Masdaam and others.  Some of the works will be available for purchase.  James Godwin will provide live entertainment from 8 to 11pm.  Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant is open at 11 am Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays beginning in September except for downtown community events.  More information at 218-444-0567 or on our web site at

Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents “Pictures of Images” by artist Jacob Baggenstoss for the month of September.  As a student at the University of Minnesota, Jake studied painting and drawing and will present works in acrylic and oil for this exhibit.  Jake will not be on the First Friday Art Walk but please join us the following week for free coffee and desserts and to meet Jake for his opening reception on September 9th from 4 to 6pm. The Cabin also features original art and cards for sale by Audrey Merschman. The Cabin is open Mon. – Fri. 7am to 9pm, Sat. 8am to 8pm and Sun. 8am to 6pm.Visit us at 214 3rd Street or call 218-444-2899 for more information


Girl with a Pearl Earring Revisited by Terry Honstead


Dunn Bros Coffee –invites you to their September 3rd, First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception from 5 to 7pm featuring by work Terry Honstead. In her exhibit entitled, “Time Gone By”, Terry has created some paintings reflective of work by the “Old Masters”, but with a twist!  Working in acrylic and collage Terry’s work uses bold, juicy color, along with fiber, hand made paper, and found objects to create texture and surprises viewers with hidden meanings layered within the painting.  Dunn Bros is open 6am to 7pm – Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm on Saturdays and 7am to 6pm on Sundays.  Visit us at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. or Call (218) 444-5252

Gallery North invites you to their September First Friday opening reception from 2 to 5pm to meet their Featured Artist and Member, Jeannine Brooks.  Working in oils, Jeannine is known for paintings that capture insights into daily life.  Also showing is the September Showcase at Gallery North featuring an eclectic collection of “Flora and Fauna”.  Join us for refreshments and to meet the artists at Gallery North.  If you are interested in our artists or want to know how to become a member of Gallery North call 218-444-9813 or email us at You can also find us on the web at


Window Covering by Mary Therese Peterson


Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents Mary Therese Peterson as their featured artist for the September First Friday Art Walk.  Peterson is a well-known mixed-media artist producing collage, paintings and recently, functional and wearable art.  Finding inspiration from the natural world much of her work contains spirals, circles, birds, insects, and fish.  Playfully approaching her work, she draws with wax resists and thickened dyes, sometimes using natural objects and carved linoleum blocks to add layers of textures and imagery while painting with fiber reactive dyes on silk and cotton fabrics. The public is invited to join us for an opening reception for the artist on September 3rd from 4 to 6 PM as a part of First Friday Art Walk. We are located at 522 America Ave in Downtown Bemidji.  More information is available by calling 751 9654.

Neilson Place – The North Country Health Services Art Committee continues it’s exhibit “The Language of Flowers” by Bemidji Artist Pamela Nelson.  The exhibit will be on display at Neilson Place now through October 2010 for the pleasure of residents, families, staff and the community at large.  NEW WORK! Also featured in the new Coffee and Gift Shop, The Bistro at WoodsEdge, will be work by artist Butch Holden.  This exhibit contains pottery that is both wheel-thrown and hand-built and includes both high-fired stoneware and porcelain.  His pottery is for sale and may be purchased on site. The Bistro at WoodsEdge is located just inside the front entryway to Neilson Place at WoodsEdge, on the North Country Health Services Senior Living Campus, 1000 Anne St. NW, Bemidji.  For more information, email

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House – Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse presents fiber artist Kristin Majkrzak, September 3rd through 29th.  With a special interest in tapestry weaving, Kristin finds inspiration for many of her designs in the world of nature. She uses wool or cotton warp yarns and wool and silk weft yarns in her work, weaves on various size frame looms, and will feature one piece woven from handspun and hand dyed yarns.  Join us for her opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk, September 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00pm. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare’s own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, from 5:00 to 9:00pm, featuring a new menu every month and wine and beer list to match. Find us at 523 Minnesota Avenue in Downtown Bemidji. Call 444-JAVA for details.