Welcome Madison Allen to our Bower Center Team!


Madison Allen has joined the Bower Center team as our new Education & Outreach Coordinator. Madison is a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary where she earned her BA in Economics and Anthropology. Since graduation, she has worked in both exhibitions and childhood education, with experience in STEAM based learning. Through her work, Madison strives to create a welcoming environment in the art world and make art accessible to individuals of all backgrounds and capabilities.


If you are interested in becoming an instructor, serving on our Education Committee or have questions regarding our classes, please contact Madison at m.allen@bowercenter.org.


Concerts & Performances


Up Next!

Virginia Hollow

April 2, 2022 6-8:30pm

    Virginia Hollow is a band and a sound born from the hills, valleys and mountains of Appalachia. Their performances and music take you on a journey fraught with raw emotions and stories of love, trust, betrayal, and longing. When all is said and done, the haunting melodies of Carrie Hinkley's soulful voice are hard to shake off and instead keep returning and playing in one's mind, like an untamed mantra of beauty and tragedy. This is a band whose time has come to be reckoned with. 

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Classes Coming In April!


See full details & register HERE!

Mosaic: Beyond the Basics

Apr. 7 - May 19, Thursdays: 6-8:30 pm

Color Your World With Flowers Workshop

Apr. 11, 12 & 14, 6-8pm

Mosaic Gazing Ball

Apr. 12 - May 10, Tuesdays 2-4pm

Mosaic Open Studio

2 Session: one is 6 weeks, the other is 4 weeks

6 Sessions: Apr. 14 - May 19, on Thurs. 6-8:30pm

4 Sessions: Apr. 19 - May 10, on Tue. 2-4:30pm

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Apr. 19 - May 24, Tues. 3-4pm

Teen Ceramics (Ages 11-15)

Apr. 19 - May 24, Tues. 4:30-5:30pm

Adult Clay Open Studio

Apr. 19 - May 24, Tues. 6-8pm

Youth Acrylic and Watercolor Painting with Judy Hylton

Apr. 20 - May 25, Wed. 4:30-5:30pm

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Apr. 22-May 27, Fri. 9-10 am

Adult Clay Open Studio

Apr. 22-May 27, Fri. 10am-Noon




You're Invited!

2nd Friday Reception!


     Join us on Friday, April 8, 5-7pm, for a reception featuring our 3 New Exhibits, the announcement of our 2022 Suzie Viemeister Emerging Artist and a special presentation.

     Barry M. Koplen, a writer as well as a photographer, will talk about a UFO sighting he and three others experienced and detailed in his book, Close Encounter at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. This special presentation will take place in the Terrace Gallery, where Robert Hunter’s artworks depicting flying saucers is currently installed.


Call For Artists


National Juried Paper Art Exhibition

DEADLINE: May 4, 2022

    In 2022 Bower Center is hosting Paper Art, a new national juried exhibit that is discipline specific in that the entries must be created with paper, another media on paper, or mixed in with paper.  There are almost limitless types of paper, each with its own properties and unique way of being cut, twisted, wrapped, layered, and modified to become beautiful, creative works of art. They may be 2-D or 3-D, wall hung, suspended in space, supported by a pedestal, or free-standing on a floor.


Entry fee: $35 entry fee for up to 3 works of art. Additional $10 for a 4th art entry

Register Now>>


Bower Center for the Arts

305 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523



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