First Friday


Every first Friday of the month Bemidji gets out on the town to support local art and the local businesses that put it on display. This tradition is known as First Friday Art Walk, and we are pleased to take part! Here at Headwaters we display art and  host the First Friday CoffeeHouse in association with the Northwoods Folk Collective.


As a part of the First Friday Art Walk Headwaters Music & Arts puts music and art on display - you are welcome to take part! If you are a visual artist with work to  put  on display you are invited to apply. Read more 

Coming up this month...



First Friday CoffeeHouse

Headwaters  is pleased to host the First Friday CoffeeHouse in association with the Northwoods Folk Collective on October 6th, 7-10 pm

The CoffeeHouse events will feature local musicians, singers and writers sharing their talents in 10-15 minute sets. Artists will be scheduled ahead of time with limited slots reserved for sign up the night of the event..

Event organizer Don Zieman notes that "the goal of First Friday CoffeeHouse is to create a place where local artists can bring their music and compositions to a beautiful setting and perform for local members of the community. Please come out and enjoy the local talents!”

Admission is $3 per person or $7 per family. For more information contact Headwaters at 218.444.5606.


- Sarah Peterson -

Headwaters Music & Arts is proud to host Sarah Peterson’s art for the month of October. Peterson was born in Minnesota and is presently engaged in contemporary oil painting. In the past she has put more of a focus on realism. Her exhibit, Transistions, is a celebration of her shift in artistic focus.

Peterson has transitioned away from realism to embrace a more contemporary style of painting . She says “color has been a fundamental element in the process. Sharing feelings, experiences and emotions through vivid use of color is my intention. I do not limit myself to one medium or style, but find I am most often inspired by nature. This is still evident in my contemporary paintings.”

The public is invited to the opening reception from 4 to 6 pm, there is no cost to attend. The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.

Are you interested in Exhibiting at Headwaters?

Headwaters' invites artists who are interested in displaying their work on our our recital hall and exhibit space. Applications are reviewed by Headwaters staff; there is no cost to apply or participate.

Exhibits are hung by the artist, you are expected to have a knowledge of how to hang your art in an aesthetic manner. Artists who exhibit their work at Headwaters are expected set up as well as to pack up their exhibit during the agreed upon time frame, and to take part in the First Friday Art Walk exhibit opening during their designated month. If your work will be for sale to the public, Headwaters will process any sales and retain 20% of proceeds. The artist is responsible for any packing or shipping of artwork for customers. We can provide pedestals and minimal tools / assistance, but you are asked to come prepared. The work is generally hung for a month (this may vary), be sure to stay in good communication to discuss options. Headwaters will post about the event on our website and on Facebook, as well as create marketing materials. Your involvement in promoting your exhibit is greatly appreciated, and helps insure the success of this program.