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 Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse.  Scroll down to read about this months exhibit.

My Dream Shelter Art Contest
- Great River Rescue -

Headwaters Music & Arts will host a reception for the participants of Great River Rescue’s Art Contest, My Dream Shelter, 4-5pm, June 7th. The contest, a fundraiser for Great River Rescue’s upcoming renovations, was open to K-12 children living in the Greater Bemidji Area. Students were asked to submit 2-D art on 8 ½” x 11” or 10” x 12” surface in any media. Submissions were judged based on appearance and demonstration of the theme by a jury of local artists which included Sarah Stewart, local art teacher; Trish Barthorpe, local photographer; and Diamond Knispel, Marketing & Arts Program Coordinator at Headwaters Music & Arts.

The June 7th reception will celebrate the First Place and Honorable Mention Winners of the contest. One winner from each grade will be awarded a prize bag and the opportunity to choose the name of a Great River Rescue dog or cat while Honorable Mention Winners will receive a certificates. First place winners will have their art on display at Headwaters Music & Arts for the month of June.

Snacks and games will be provided courtesy of Great River Rescue. The event will be followed by Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse at 7pm.

Are you interested in Exhibiting at Headwaters? 

Headwaters' invites artists who are interested in displaying their work on 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.