About the Gallery
In 1973, MaryAnn Jindra opened her first gallery in Stillwater, Minnesota to share beauty with everyday people who love or want to know more about art. After opening more galleries in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Chicago, in 1996, MaryAnn and her husband John opened Up North Gallery in Lindstrom, Minnesota. They later added the historic Gustaf name to honor the history of Gustaf Anderson, a successful Swedish immigrant and gold speculator who settled in Lindstrom after years of farming nearby.
Today, Gustaf’s Up North Gallery is a regional, professional, fine art gallery dedicated to giving local artists a voice and celebrating the Scandinavian history of the community. Walk through the doors and you’ll find a large gallery full of fine art, handcrafted furniture, pottery, wood crafts, Scandinavian gifts, books, fine jewelry, and more. There’s a new surprise around every corner! At the back of the gallery is the paper resource and custom framing studio, where our guests can bring their treasured photos and works of art to be framed by John Jindra according to their style and budget.
MaryAnn Jindra retired in October 2019, leaving the gallery in the trusted hands of new owner Jana Lensing. The transition of ownership has been smooth and our long-time clients have felt very comfortable working with Jana. John Jindra continues to handle the custom framing at the gallery.
“Jana and I have worked together daily for over 2 years to prepare for a smooth and successful “passing of the torch”. She has a heart for our mission of providing a place of beauty by supporting talented regional artists.”>
– MaryAnn Jindra, Founder, Gustaf’s Up North Gallery
History of the Building
About the Owner
“Fine art is the original DIY, inspiring all of us to be more creative and innovative.”
– Jana Lensing, CEO, Gustaf’s Up North Gallery