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...



December 1st, 3:30-4pm, Headwaters Music & Arts will host the opening reception for the Headwaters’ Art Club exhibit.
The students (aged 9-13) have worked in a variety of mediums since October, joined by three instructors, Susan Kedzie, Fisher Jambor, and Diamond Knispel. The group had the opportunity to work with basic drawing, watercolor, oil pastels, and learn concepts such as realism and surrealism.

The exhibit will be paired with wreaths from the First Annual Festival of Wreaths, a fundraising event for Sertoma Club Bemidji and Headwaters Music & Arts’ Scholarship Program.

Coming up next month...

Cory Campbell and Lori Barrow will be hosting the First Friday CoffeeHouse in January!
Join us for a night of music and art!

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.