Jump into the Arts!


  • Upcoming Concerts
  • 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition
    • 2nd Friday Awards Reception
  • Education:
    • Summer Camps
    • Return of Adult Classes
  • Bower Center Night at the Ballpark
  • Christmas in July Makers Market

Upcoming Concerts


Los Gatos Latin Jazz

Join us on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 7-9pm for Los Gatos, a Latin Jazz group based out of Roanoke, VA. The band was developed through the merger of musical influences of musicians from different regions. They will be performing Latin Jazz arrangements of tunes by the late great jazz pianist Chick Corea.

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 7-8:15pm for Hiroya Tsukamoto, one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note(NYC), United Nations and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.






10th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Enjoy our 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition from May 17th - June 25th, 2022. This year's exhibition includes work from 66 artists representing 12 different states. We are also excited to have Nancy Dahlstrom as this years Juror/Judge.


We invite you to join us for the Awards Reception on Friday, June 10, 5-7pm. Comments from the Judge and the awards presentation will begin at 6pm. The reception is open to the public, includes light refreshments and provides guests a chance to speak with attending artists regarding their work. 




Bower Center Summer Camp's are back and available for children ages 6-15! This year children will be able to create art through the exploration of wellness, Upcycling, STEAM, Myths & Monsters, and/or our earth's Oceans! Camps are one week in length and offered in June & July.  Cost is $175 per camp. 


Scholarships are Available for all camps, you can apply online by

Clicking Here


Adult Classes

Fabulous Felt Flowers

August 6, 2022 from 10am-1pm

In this fun hands-on workshop, we will transform Merino wool top into beautiful felt flowers using just our hands, imagination, and a little soap and water. This magical process is called wet felting. We will attach beads and a pin back so that you may adorn a coat or hat. Each participant will leave with at least two.






Mosaic Basics and Open Studios

2 Sessions available:

Thursday evenings, 6-8:30pm beginning Aug. 4

Tuesday Afternoon, 2-4:30pm beginning Sept. 13


This is a six-week course where you will learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain tiles, and explore options for various types of projects.




Bower Center Night at the Ballpark

You're Invited to Bower Center Night at the Ballpark on July 3, 2022 at 5PM with the Lynchburg Hillcats. Help us hit our fundraising goal out of the park by purchasing a ticket and joining us at the Lynchburg Hillcats game. A portion of all tickets sold through the link below will support our arts educational programs.

Christmas in July Maker's Market

You're Invited to Bower Center for the Arts on July 16th to enjoy the Christmas in July Maker's Market. Celebrate summer and shop local handmade goods at Bower Center for the Arts! With over two dozen exhibitors from around the region, you are sure to find the perfect summer treasures and early holiday gifts.



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