• This Week: Kinnfolk - Celtic Duo IN CONCERT
  • Fall Classes Begin!
  • Next Week: Tammy Kushnir & AnaMarie Liddell Solo Exhibits Begin
  • Upcoming Classes
  • Upcoming Concerts, Events, & Exhibits
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This Week


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

Since forming Kinnfolk in late 2018, the pair have played at festivals and listening rooms throughout Virginia and beyond. Their self-titled debut album dropped on March 7, 2020 (just one week before COVID-19 shut the state down) and they released their first original single, "The Borden Set," later that year. In 2021, Kinnfolk was one of 10 bands--representing 10 countries from across the globe--selected to be part of the inaugural Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase hosted by the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival. 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.

The duo released their second album, The Knotted Circle, on October 14, 2022. 

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door
Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm.


Fall Classes Begin!

Adult clay hand building, ages 16+, is an excellent introduction to clay as an art medium. In this 6-week class, we will examine different types of clay, and discuss suitability for each in various projects. 

Students will develop skills in the three primary processes for hand building, utilizing one or a combination of methods. Three-dimensional form will be achieved through methods of pinching, coiling, or slab building. Students will receive guidance and individualized instruction to accomplish projects of their own design. 

This is a beginner to intermediate class. Emphasis will be on mastering basic hand building skills as well as learning the proper stages of clay to achieve a stable and balanced three-dimensional form. 
Class Fee: $165 per person
Thursdays from August 14-September 28


Next Week


Tammy Kushnir

Exploring The Emotions of Mental Health

This solo exhibition of Tammy Kushnir's art will be on display in our Braaten  Gallery and Lobby Hallway
An artist reception and gallery talk will take place on

September 8th from 5-7pm 

AnaMarie Liddell

WANDERINGS: Graphite Drawings by AnaMarie Liddell

This solo exhibition of AnaMarie Liddell's art will be on display in our Terrace Gallery and Hallway
An artist reception and gallery talk will take place on

Friday, October 13th from 5-7pm 


Upcoming Classes

Learn Guitar or Bass With Luke Currie


4 weeks: $85
3 months: $255

Adult Clay Handbuilding

with Carol Delledera

August 24- September 28
$165 per person

All That Jazz!

Adult Dance Class

September 6 - April 10th
Full Class: $210
Monthly: $30

Youth Clay Handbuilding

Ages 6-10

September 7 - October 19
*No class October 5th*
$80 per child

Youth Watercolor

& Acrylic Painting Class

September 13th
$65 per child

Needle Felting Workshop

September 14th
$45 per person


Upcoming Concerts, Exhibits, & Events


The mission of the Bower Center for the Arts is to make visual and performing arts available to the entire Bedford population; to become a creative force and an educational resource for the community, and to harness the economic vitality of the arts.
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