In This Issue

  • Upcoming Concerts & Events 
  • Exhibits at Bower Center
  • Artists Corner - Calls & Artist Opportunities
  • Spotlight - 2024 Suzie Viemeister Emerging Artist Residency
  • Classes & Workshops - Youth, adult, and homeschool classes NOW registering!
  • Getting Involved at Bower Center

New Hours at Bower!

New hours at Bower Center have begun!
We will continue to be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm, however we will begin remaining open every Friday until 5 pm. 
So, our new hours on Friday will be 11 am - 5 pm

Stop in and see us!


Upcoming Concerts & Events

Join us on February 10th for two back-to-back performances by Opera on The James!

Little Red Riding Hood
& Festival of Melody

Little Red Riding Hood, a modern retelling of the classic for children from pre-K to 5th grade
Followed by Festival of Melody
with music from Paris to Rome to Broadway- classics that you're sure to love!

Little Red Riding Hood: FREE
Festival of Melody: $10

Join us at the Bower Center for the Arts on February 17, 2024 from
6-9PM for

A Murder at the Gin Joint!

This is an interactive murder mystery event where you will play a character, solve clues, and interrogate all of the suspects. You will laugh, talk, eat, and drink. In the end you will decide who committed the crime using your detective skills! 

Tickets: $45 per person, $80 per couple


Exhibits at Bower Center

Current Exhibits:
Realism.. It Matters
By Delmus Phelps, 2022 National Juried Exhibit Winner

By Dennis Caldwell, 2023 Viemeister Emerging Artist

ADMISSION: Always Free!

Stop by and view these beautiful exhibits while you can. The last day to browse is January 27th!


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*


Classes & Workshops

All The Jazz - Adult Dance Class
Jan 10th - Mar 27th

Intro To Creative Writing
Jan 23th - Feb 27th

Introduction To Drawing
Jan 23th - Feb 27th

Youth Clay Handbuilding
Jan 18th- Feb 22nd

Youth Clay Handbuilding
Jan 18th- Feb 22nd

What's Your Problem?
Workshop with Lori Stetson
January 28th

Homeschool Classes Now Registering!


Get Involved at BCA Today

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