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The 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!


cityscape by DavidsonGRAND MARAIS

Yellow Garage by Davidson

Marlon posed

Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the work of Marlon Davidson, one of Bemidji’s seminal visual artists. Now in his 80th year, Davidson looks back on the evolution of his art. Come witness one man’s continuing career, with decades’ worth of pieces displayed together in one location for the first time!

Exhibit runs June 5-Aug 1. Opening reception June 5, from 5-7 p.m.