In This Issue

  • Upcoming Concerts & Events 
  • Exhibits at Bower Center 
  • Artists Corner - Calls & Artist Opportunities
  • A Year In Review - 2023 At Bower Center
  • Now Registering - Youth Theater Begins Tomorrow!
  • Classes & Workshops - Registration Open!
  • Getting Involved at Bower Center

Upcoming Concerts & Events

Stay In The Loop!

Find tickets to our 2024 Concert Series on our website below!

Join us at the Bower Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6th from
6-8PM for

Root 2 Music!

ROOT 2 MUSIC began as the musical intersection of Deep South country blues and Celtic/Appalachian fiddle music. 

Root 2 Music features fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, percussion plus additional miscellaneous instruments. David Frank and Nancy Reid began Root 2 Music over 15 years ago.
Root 2 Music has won recognition at the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) and at the International Blues Challenge (Beale Street, Memphis) and is well known along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia for fun and music. In mathematical terms, Root 2 cannot be expressed as the ratio of two integers. Irrational? Yes! Nondeterministic? Perhaps, but always a pleasant surprise. 

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

"The one man show "A Story and a Song '' is partially a love letter about life as a child in the Appalachian Mountains. Part eclectic roots music and part memoir. Mostly, it's a heartfelt journey into the souls of a people... my people, our heritage and who we honestly are." 

Mountain Sam Wheelock is an authentic part of the heritage of the music and subculture of the southern Appalachians. His knowledge of the region's music runs deep. Sam's understanding of his people makes him a treasure. The sound of his Tennessee voice resonates sorrow and joy in every note, in every story and connects all of us.


Join us for an unforgettable performance on Saturday, June 8th from 7-8:30pm

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Exhibits at Bower Center

*Weekly Spotlight*


Make your plans now to stop by and see our 10th Annual Curry/Bower Exhibition!
This annual exhibit is an all-media judged exhibit to honor Edna Curry and Dr. John Bower, Bower Center's primary benefactors.

Exhibit will take place February 13– March 30, 2024.   

Join us for this awards reception THIS Friday, March 8th 2024 from 5-7pm as we announce this year's winners and celebrate the artists involved in this exhibition. 

See more about our upcoming exhibits on our website!

Don't Forget The Scavenger Hunt!



Whether you're stopping by to browse the exhibit in person, or enjoying a virtual walk through on our website from the comfort of your own home.. Don't forget to have a little fun and take part in our Scavenger Hunt ARTventure! 

Find these items within the exhibit! Look closely, they're not all as obvious as you might think. 


Artists Corner

12th Annual National Juried Exhibition Call For Artists

Entry deadline is March 2, 2024. This is a national juried exhibition and is open to all artists over the age of 18. 


Art In Motion National Juried Exhibition Call For Artists

Entry deadline is April 20, 2024. Regardless of the medium this exhibit is meant to express the excitement of movement. 


A Look Back at 2023

2023 was an incredible year here at Bower Center for The Arts.. and that's all thanks to you, our supportive and loving community!

Enjoy this fun look back at last year as we continue our adventure into 2024 and continue to serve our community by providing a safe haven for the arts.. Right here in Bedford, Virginia!

Beginning Tomorrow at Bower:

We are so excited to share this fun new youth experience here at Bower Center for The Arts!
Let's Get This Show On The Road!

Bower Center will be putting on a youth production of C.S. Lewis' classic tale, The Magician's Nephew. Directed by Dana Tickle, students will put together the one act play in all of it's parts- acting, costuming, set design, and more! There is a special place for every child's creativity! 

Beginning Tuesday March 5th at Bower Center!
*Official production schedule to be planned at first meeting!*

Learn more on this episode of our Behind The Bower podcast as we chat with Dana Tickle about all of the things we've got in store for this exciting production! 


Classes & Workshops

Tai Chi with Scott Larson
March 5th - May 28th

All The Jazz! Adult Dance Class
Continues March 13th

Needle Felted Mushroom Ornament Class
April 17th - One Day Only

305 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA


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