The Arts are an important part of our business model at the Wild Hare; from the plates to the walls, every medium is explored and all artists encouraged.

We feature a new regional artist every month in conjunction with Bemidji's "First Friday Art Walk".  Opening receptions are held every first Friday of the month from 3-5pm.  The "First Friday Art Walk" is an excellent way to support the artists and businesses of Bemidji's beautiful Downtown, and to experience the wealth of creativity our community has to offer.


Hats by Mary have been a fixture here at the Hare from the beginning!  Her hand-made hats are functional and stylish; don't let a -20 below reading keep you from looking good!




Gorgeous and colorful silk always makes a great gift for loved ones or yourself!
Cyrus Swann
Potter to the Wild Hare

Cyrus is a 2002 graduate of Bemidji
State University in fine arts, and
creates a wide range of functional and
experimental ceramic work, including
bowls, bottles, groupings, sculpture
and installations.  His well crafted
pottery is intended for daily use and
will last a lifetime.  Cyrus has been
working clay professionally for seven
years, and has established his studio
in his home town of Pine River, MN.

There's always a shelf of Cyrus' wares here at the Hare: stop in for that special gift!

Mary Lingen

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse proudly presents the paintings of Mary Lingen, July 7th through August 30th . 
Mary’s paintings, like the northern landscapes she depicts, are at once beautifully chaotic and perfectly balanced, using her unique technique of  geometric  segmentation to organize the busy-ness of color and light from the complexity of the natural world.  Representative and abstract at the same time, the resulting work and is both striking and comfortably familiar.
Mary received her B.A. in art from Augsburg College in 1981 and has been painting ever since. Her work has been exhibited in over 20 states and won numerous awards in national competitions.  She has been listed in Art in America’s Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists on four separate occasions.  This show is a "must see" for art consumers, professionals, and students!   Meet the artist and learn more about her work on the First Friday Art Walk, Friday July 7th  from 3:00-5:00pm.