The diverse ecosystems, of which there are three in the Bemidji area, connect the land to the people. The diverse culture in this area has a long history of indigenous peoples, voyageurs, settlers, and pioneers. Commonalities include a sacred connection to the land and a strong sense of self-reliance. The supportive arts community in the Bemidji area has a reputation for putting good ideas in motion, so it’s no wonder the region is a dynamic fabric of talent.
Visit the studios of fiber artists along a route connecting Bemidji, Turtle River and Tenstrike, Minnesota. Witness the creative process of artists in mediums of weaving, basket making, Native American beading, knotting, macrame, quilting and felting and more.
Weekend festival includes a Key Note Speaker and artist reception at 5:30 pm on Friday, April 21 at the Headwaters School of Music & the Arts located at 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji.
Self-guided tour – map available on website: http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/pine-to-prairie-fiber-arts-trail/