Headwaters Music & Arts is a nonprofit organization that offers private lessons and group classes in art & music to individuals of all ages. You may be interested in our:

🗹 Music lessons

🗹 Art classes & workshops

🗹  Our pre-school programming (ages 2.5 - 5)

🗹 Our Youth Art Clubs for grades K - 6

🗹 Pottery for youth & adults

🗹 Chess Program Sundays at 1pm


Business hours are generally 11am-5pm or by appointment.  Please call ahead (218-444-5606) to ensure someone will be in the building to assist you.

 (218) 444-5606

519 Minnesota Ave NW

Bemidji, MN 56601


Headwaters Music & Arts is nonprofit organization. Our mission is to seek music, engage the arts and build community.

We rely on member support. Thank you for being a part of things at Headwaters!


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Upcoming Events

Lil Artist | Fall Session @ Headwaters Music & Arts
Nov 13 @ 4:45 am – 5:30 pm
Lil Artist | Fall Session @ Headwaters Music & Arts | Bemidji | Minnesota | United States

Led by local artist and Headwaters art instructor, Beth Andrews, this 8 session program will be filled with fun and messy art projects that will introduce pre-k children, ages 2.5 – 5 yrs, to basic art concepts such as color and texture while exploring age-appropriate media. 

Tuesday 4:45 – 5:30, October 2nd – November 20th

Give to the Max
Nov 15 all-day

Please join us on November 15 for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives by providing opportunities for creativity through instruction and inspiring the community through music and the arts.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us win additional prizes! How? On November 15, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into additional prize drawings for GiveMN Golden Ticket which will be awarded as often as every 10 minutes. Your gift of $10 or more could instantly turn into an extra $500, $1,000 or even $10,000 for us!

The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org during Give to the Max Day, the more our chances increase to receive those additional prizes. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

Our goal is to raise $5,000, and you can help us reach it!

Be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 15 by visiting GiveMN.org and searching for our organization. Thank you!

Art Club | Fall Session @ Headwaters Music & Arts
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Explore art in the Headwaters Art Studio. Enjoy fun and supportive environment while gaining mad art skills. Participants will learn from guest artists, explore local art on field trips, and prepare art exhibits. Our goal is to provide an informal, safe and supportive atmosphere while offering high quality art instruction and mentorship. Early arrival supervised open studio time 3:30 -3:55 available for additional fee. Space is limited to first 20 participants. 4:00-5:30pm | Grades 3-6 | Snack and art supplies provided.

$400 Entire Year | Sign up for the entire year by September 20th to receive discounted rate

$175 Fall Session | Thursday, Sept 20th – Thursday, December 20th (no sessions Oct 18th, Nov 8th, 22nd)

Open Chess @ Headwaters Music & Arts
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Open Chess is held most Sundays 1:00-3:30 pm.  This is an opportunity for  informal matches  with other area players. Again, all skill levels welcome. Free chess lessons are offered during this to anyone with an interest to learn chess, or to improve their skills.  There is no charge to attend; free will donations welcome.  


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