Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 10.26.34 AMThe Watermark Art Center (WMAC) was established in 1982 by the Bemidji Community Arts Council, Inc. We are a member-supported, nonprofit organization committed to nurturing, exhibiting, and promoting the visual arts. The vision of Watermark is to be recognized as an arts cornerstone, a premier center of artistic creativity, educational experience, and regional partnership, enhancing the quality of life in Northern Minnesota.

Our galleries are free for public viewing and open to everyone!

Bao PhiUpcoming Event: Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant Information Session

Watermark’s Spoken Word Series will host Bao Phi, program director for The Loft Literary Center of Minneapolis, on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. This will be an informal Q&A to discuss the application process of the Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant. More details can be found at our 2015 Spoken Word page.

Current Exhibit: Flying in Circles



Watermark is proud to announce Mary Therese as the artist behind our first exhibit of 2015.  A painter of many surfaces, she shifts her canvas from paper to silk fabric, working with dyes and hot bees wax using the ancient batik resist method. Capturing the illumination of light in color, these unique artworks express her love of nature and curiosity about the connection between the natural and spiritual world. Don’t miss the chance to witness these creative displays!

Exhibit runs February 6-March 28.