December First Friday at a Glance

  • Watermark Art Center (former BCAC) and SHOP 426 – kick off the Holiday Season with the Annual Holiday Open House and Ornament Sale! Join us on Friday Dec 6th from 12 noon to 5 pm and Sat Dec 3 from 10am to 2pm for holiday refreshments, free gift wrap and more. SHOP 426 features unique, handmade artwork by local and regional artists. Give the Gift of Art by purchasing a special One-of-a-Kind Holiday Ornament! Ornaments will go on sale on Friday December 6th during the Holiday Open House.
  • Bemidji Brewing Co. – presents author Daniel J. Rice who will be hosting a book release party for “This Side of a Wilderness” at the Bemidji Brewing Co. taproom from 4-9pm.
  • Bemidji Public Library – presents artist Judith Selby and her exhibit entitled “Journey”. Join us for the open house on December 6th from 3:30 to 5:00pm .
  • Cabin Coffee House – presents work by photographer Joanna Johnson in her upcoming show, “Poetry in Photo”. Join us  from 4-5 for the First Friday Art Walk Artist Reception.
  • Gallery North – Presents their  “Christmas Boutique”  and Featured Artists – Marie Hamre and Kathy Sanders for their Dec Open House.  Join us from 2 to 5pm.
  • Headwaters Science Center – is pleased to present the unique beadwork of Anita Merritt on Friday, December 6th from 5 to 6 pm as part of the First Friday Art Walk.    Join Anita on Friday, December 6th for a showcase of her work and a brief demonstration of a simple daisy stitch. Guests may join Anita in creating a simple daisy to take home.
  • Northwoods Folk Collective Open Stage at the Rail River Folk School offers an opportunity to share stories, music, poetry and other performance art.  Host: Drew Warne-Jacobsen Sign-up 6:30-7:30. Open mic starts at 7:30.
  • Raven Rock Gallery of Jewelry and Fine Art – presents Kathy Gustafson and Don Houseman and their exhibit, “Artistic Explorations” .  Join us for the reception on December 6th from 4:30 – 6 pm.
  • Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse – Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will proudly present New Collaborations by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson December 6th through January.  The public is invited to an opening reception on First Friday, December 6th from 3:00 to 5:00pm.  (Note: there will be no First Friday Wine Bar and Dinner at the Wild Hare in December and January, as well as no artist reception in January. Davidson and Knudson will show through January)

Exhibits around town…….

  • Beltrami County History Center features artwork on display from Gallery North, along with their new history center exhibit “Trails Through Time”.  Winter Hours: the History Center is open, now through the end of March, Saturdays from 10am to 4pm or by appointment for group visits and research. 218-444-3376
  • Neilson Place – presents, “Walking Through Nature” an exhibit of paintings by Maureen O’Brien now through February 2014. Maureen brings nature to those who cannot walk in it daily. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW. For hours or more information call 751-0220 extension #1.
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