It's Not December!

But we hope you will join us for Christmas in July!


  • National Juried Paper Art Exhibition!
  • Christmas in July Maker's Market
  • Upcoming Summer Camp: STEAM to Bower
  • Comedy Night: August 27, 2022
  • Adult Classes Return in August

New Exhibit Opening

July 6th!

We are proud to announce the opening of our first National Juried Paper Art Exhibition on July 6th. The exhibit will be on display through August 20th.The awards reception will be held on July 22nd from 5-7pm and is open to the public as an opportunity to see the exhibit and meet the artists outside of our normal operating hours.


Upcoming Summer Camp!



Up Next: STEAM to Bower

July 11 - 15

Cost: $175

Ages: 6- 15

STEAM is an educational method that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math as entry points for guiding student analysis, discussion, and critical thinking.


In STEAM to Bower, campers will explore how science, technology, engineering, and math can be used to create different types of art.


Christmas in July

Makers Market


July 16th from 10am - 3pm!

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 at the Christmas in July Maker's Market!


This event will also include our popular Mimosa punch, chances to win door prizes, a Gift Basket raffle, free family activities, live entertainment and a maker’s space for kids to get creative!


Come meet Santa Claus too, as he takes a summer vacation in Bedford! He will be visiting from 11am - 1pm for pictures and meet & greets, so come on out and wish him a Merry Christmas (In July)!


Admission is $2 per adult/youth age 17 and under are free.  Donations of school supplies will also be accepted for Jon Hayden's Annual Back-to-School Backpack Program!  (All proceeds will benefit art programming at Bower Center.)


Comedy Night!


August 27, 2022 at 8pm

We welcome Roanoke-based Comedian L.A. Preston, along with other comedians to be named for a night full of laughs. The show will be for adults 18 and up, with a cash bar available for beverages and snacks.


Adult Classes Return in August!


Mosaics Basics: August 4th

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.

Fabulous Felt Flowers: August 6th

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.


Additional Classes are being Scheduled so be sure to check out our classes section on our website for more classes soon!



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