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.
Headwaters Music & Arts will host Harvest for the Senses: a Group Show Featuring Friends of Headwaters for the month of September. The exhibit will hang throughout the month and celebrates the launch of Headwaters' fall programming. The curated exhibit features a variety of work including pottery, paintings, and silk scarves. Featured artists include Headwaters volunteer Gillian Bedford; guitar Instructor Rolf Lund, art instructor Mary Therese; First City Singers member Dianne Roholt, pottery instructor Tom Daly, and Headwaters Marketing & Arts Program Coordinator Diamond Knispel.
The five artists' work will adorn the performance hall on September 14th, the date of Headwaters’ Make a Splash Fall Kick Off and Instructor Showcase. The 10 am-2pm Fall Kick off is a free annual event inviting students and the general public to meet Headwaters music and art teachers, check out the music and arts programming, and tour the building.The kick-off is followed by a 4 pm show highlighting the talents of Headwaters music instructors.
The public is invited to a free First Friday reception for the exhibit 4:30-5:30 pm on September 6th at 519 Minnesota Avenue NW. The reception will be followed by Headwaters CoffeeHouse at 7pm.
Headwaters welcomes artists who are interested in displaying their work in our recital hall to apply for a month long exhibit. Applications are reviewed by Headwaters staff; there is no cost to apply or participate.
Exhibits are hung by the artist, who is are expected to have a knowledge of how to hang 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 the artist wishes to have their work 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 artists are asked to come prepared. The work is generally hung for a month (this may vary). Headwaters will post about the event on our website and on Facebook, as well as create some marketing materials.