BCPS High School Art


May 10-14th, 11am-3pm

Awards Reception May 13th from 4-7pm


10th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Opening on Tuesday!

May 17 - June 25, 2022




Now Enrolling for Summer Camps

Space is limited and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!!!


Intermediate Guitar Workshop with Hiroya Tsukamoto

June 5, 2022 9:30am

In this workshop, you will learn various techniques of fingerstyle guitar (playing with the fingers or fingernails in place of a pick), including various chords and basic musical theory.



Fabulous Felt Flowers

August 6, 2022; 10am

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.


Events & Performances


Open Mic Night is Back!

May 19th from 7-9pm

  Bower Center is excited to bring back our Open Mic Night with DJ Showtime, Jon Hayden! Participants will sign up to perform when they arrive. Time will be limited to one song, poetry reading, or other artistic performance per participant but you may sign up to perform more than once. A microphone and speaker will be available for your use.


CVABC Coffee Talk @ the Bower Center

     Join us as we host the Central Virginia Business Coalition's Coffee Talk on May 27, from 8 AM-10 AM.  Stop in to talk with other business owners and learn about the programs and events offered at Bower Center for the Arts.


Los Gatos Live Concert!

May 27, 2022 @ 7pm

     On May 27 Bower Center for the Arts welcomes Los Gatos, a Latin Jazz group based out of Roanoke, VA. Performing Latin Jazz arrangements of tunes by the late great jazz pianist Chick Corea, Los Gatos will record this live performance as a part of their next CD!


Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert

June 4, 2022 @ 7pm

     Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. 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.


Christmas in July Maker's Market

July 16, 2022 10am-3pm

     We are currently accepting Vendor Registrations.  Merchandise must be hand-crafted, recycled or re-purposed. No re-sale of new or manufactured goods, please! Space is limited!


Bower Center for the Arts

305 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523



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