• Bower LOVE Sign Ribbon Cutting & Installation!
  • 3rd Biennial National Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition
  • Annual Fundraiser, Art of Pairing: Tacos and Tequila
  • Summer Art Camp: Fabulous Fiber & Yarnspirations
  • Summer Concert: Kinnfolk Celtic Duo

Bower Center is For Lovers:

New LOVE Sign Installation & Ribbon Cutting

Bower Center for the Arts is excited to announce the unveiling of our new LOVE sign on Friday, June 30 at 11 AM. We will commemorate the unveiling with an official Ribbon Cutting in collaboration with the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.

Light refreshments will follow.


The LOVE sign has been a collaborative project with the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s LOVEworks program and Liberty High School’s art students. Thanks to a grant from Virginia Tourism to support the supplies needed to complete the sign, the Bower Center coordinated with Liberty High School’s Art Instructor, Melissa Friedewald and her art students to develop the design and create the LOVE sign panels to be displayed on the side of our building.

The design selected represents arts & culture in our community and will be hung in a prominent, high traffic area which will be available for photos and selfies. Our guests and those in the community will be encouraged to take their photos with our sign and share their LOVE through a special hashtag to link to our social media and make posts on our blog on our website. Bower Center for the Arts LOVE sign will become one of more than 60 signs recognized by the Virginia Tourism Corporation in the Central Virginia area. The LOVEworks signs are a representation of the iconic Virginia is for Lovers slogan with more than 300+ LOVEworks around the state. LOVE can be found in every corner of the Commonwealth.


3rd Biennial National Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition

We are so excited for our 3rd Biennial National Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition!
This exhibit includes all forms of fiber art: functional, wearable, and fine art, original in concept and design from across the country.
An awards reception will take place on Friday, July 21st from 5-7pm at which time Judge Elsabé J. Dixon will provide her remarks regarding the winning pieces.  The reception is open to the public. 
This exhibition will run from June 27th-August 19th.


Annual Fundraiser, The Art Of Pairing: Tacos & Tequila

The Bower Center for the Arts is excited to announce a new annual fundraising event for adults to enjoy an evening out while supporting the Bower Center’s mission and programs. The Art of Pairing – Tacos & Tequila, presented by Loper Financial, will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 7 PM – 10 PM in the beautiful & historic Bower Center for the Arts. 

This event will be a fun, interactive evening offering tacos and tequila pairings, live music, salsa dancing, art making experiences, silent auction and more, all while being immersed in one of Bower Center's largest and most diverse exhibits, the 3rd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition. 

The evening will feature guided tastings of tequila, margaritas, live music and additional food and beverages catered by Suzy Q, etc. Guests will have an opportunity to take a memorable photo in our photo booth and participate in our silent auction featuring art, local gifts, restaurant certificates, hand crafted items and more!


Upcoming Summer Art Camps!

Experience the world of textile arts as you create beautiful things using everything from cloth to yarn. Learn new skills like weaving, printing on cloth, fabric collage, theatre, Bonraku Puppetry and much more! Don’t leave us hanging by a thread…sign up today! 

Youth creations during this camp will be placed on display during Bower Center's 3rd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition!

Open to ages 6-15.


Summer Concert



Kinnfolk- Celtic Folk Duo!

Saturday, August 26 at 7pm

Advance Tickets: $15


Josh and Julie Kinn weave bouzouki, bodhran, and smooth vocal harmonies in their Celtic folk music from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

As their notoriety has expanded worldwide, their music has been featured on podcasts and radio programs across the globe. The pair recently received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and the City of Roanoke to create a body of work exploring the history and folk legends of their town.



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