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First Friday Art Walk
& Virtual Experiences

January 7 - Gallery North

Showcase with Artist Charles Alberti
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Gallery North will host a Friday Open House reception on January 7th for Showcase Artist Charles Alberti and we invite you to stop by to view his new collection titled “The 4 Seasons.” Charles Alberti was born and raised in Chicago. He earned a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in painting, drawing and art history and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Loyola University of Chicago. In 1988 he began teaching at BSU and retired as Emeritus Professor of Professional Education and the Honors Program. Charles has had shows in New York, Chicago, California, Connecticut, Texas and Minnesota. His artwork is in private, corporate and museum collections in the states and abroad. He served on many organizational boards and committees in greater Minnesota. 310 4th Street NW, Bemidji, MN

January 8 (Saturday) - Watermark Art Center

Indigenous Expressions -Illustrations by David Ben White

Open House
Saturday December 8 from 2 to 4pm

Exhibit December 6, 2021 – February 25, 2022
Miikanan Gallery

Join us for an open house to welcome David Ben White and his exhibit “Indigenous Expressions” on January 8 from 2 – 4pm. David’s illustrations explore indigenous art, culture and traditions and are influenced by stories passed forward from Anishinaabe, Lakota and other tribal nations. The exhibit is on display now through February 25 in Watermark’s Miikanan Gallery.

First Friday and COVID-19

Watermark Art Center is the community coordinator for Bemidji’s First Friday Artwalk, but the Artwalk belongs to all of us.

Watermark is currently open to the public. Read more about what to expect when you visit us →.

Beginning November 1, 2021 we will gladly list other First Friday participants on this page. However, as we, Watermark, can not control any COVID-19 protective measures enacted by other First Friday participants and their visitors, we’ve made the decision to postpone any collective promotion until further notice.  We will re-visit our decision when there is an update to the Executive Order 20-81 (Minnesota).

Please send your First Friday event descriptions to Lisa Seter lseter@watermarkartcenter.org | 218-444-7570

Located in downtown Bemidji, the Watermark neighborhood is full of attractions and entertainment opportunities, all within easy walking distance!
While you are walking around, check out the Bemidji Sculpture Walk murals and the kiosk project.
Other things to do while you are downtown include taking in a play at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, discovering what’s up at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, learning our local history at the Beltrami County History Center, and finding fun for the whole family at the Headwaters Science Center.
Need more information on what to see and do? Stop in at the Tourist Information Center, and visit with our Visitors & Convention Bureau to find out more.
We are proud to make our home in such a vibrant community!