In This Issue

  • Upcoming Concerts & Events 
  • Exhibits at Bower Center - 10th Annual Curry/Bower Exhibition
  • Artists Corner - Calls & Artist Opportunities
  • Spotlight - Behind The Bower features our upcoming Youth Theater opportunities with instructor Dana Tickle!
  • Now Registering - Spring & Summer Youth Art Camps!
  • Classes & Workshops - Registration Open!
  • Getting Involved at Bower Center

Upcoming Concerts & Events

Barefoot Modern in Concert
March 2nd from 6-8pm

Get YOUR tickets today for their performance!
$20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Student Discounts: 

$10 Tickets! For students age 18 or under. Use the Promo Code STUDENT1 at checkout for discount.

$15 Tickets! For college students ages 19+. Use the Promo Code STUDENT2 at checkout for discount.

 A valid student ID will be required at Will Call at performance check-in.

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


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 on 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. 


*Weekly Spotlight*

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


Classes & Workshops

Homeschool Elementary Art (5-9yrs)
March 1st - 22nd

Homeschool Secondary Art (10-15yrs)
March 1st - 22nd

Let's Get This Show On The Road! Youth Theater Class
Mar 5th - Apr 23rd

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

Reading & Writing Poetry: A Workshop
March 7th - April 11th

All The Jazz! Adult Dance Class
Continues March 13th

305 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA


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