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

-- June 1st --
Adaptation and Optimism  | Kristen Anderson

Headwaters Music & Arts will host the artwork of Kristen Anderson for the month of June. Her show, Adaptation and Optimism, will be on display in the Recital Hall with an opening reception June 1st.

Kristen’s works are wet-felted wool rugs and hangings that tell stories or reveal the outcomes of adaptation and optimism. The exhibit is a work of nonfiction exploring the biological wonders of winter-hardy creatures. They tell stories that begin with the individual adaptations of creatures who have evolved to survive winter in a cold climate. Other pieces represent the adaptations and optimism she has personally developed to continue felting large-scale works despite physical limitations.

Kristen has a B.A. in Biology and Art. She started working in the fiber arts 20 years ago with a spinning wheel she inherited and expanded to felting shortly after. Kristen says “my work usually begins with a spark of curiosity rooted in the scientific world.”

The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm, there is no cost to attend and all ages are welcome.



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.