Bower Center for the Arts

Bower Center for the Arts
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Welcome to Bower Enews, the official blog for the Bower Center for the Arts located in Bedford, Virginia. Follow our updates on all current and upcoming events including concerts, workshops, and new art exhibits. Read a small sampling of our Write Now writers group or view a selection of photos from our new photography group. Find links to other art galleries throughout our area. Let us know what you're doing - leave us a comment or idea. Join us in extending the arts throughout all Southwest Virginia and beyond.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Red Gala This Evening

After many, many hours of planning and preparation
the "Benefit" exhibit donated by over fifty local artists
is hanging in both Bower's Recpetion Halls. We are ready!
Come "Paint the Town Red" this evening!
 Celebrate the Arts!

Festivities begin at 7PM

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Become a Volunteer at the Bower!

There are many opportunities to become involved as a volunteer at the
Bower. Volunteers assist during concerts, special events, class assistants, or in the office. Call to find your "niche"!  540-586-4235!

Blue Ridge Voices Saturday!

Saturday mornings 11:00 Am - 12:15 PM Blue Ridge Voices fill the hallways with music! Singer/composer Karen Nichols leads her group every Saturday morning. If you're 12 yrs of age/or older and love to sing...
Contact Ms. Nichols at 540-586-1446.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ready for "Red"!!

Fifty local artists throughout the Bedford area have joined together in support of Bower Center's community arts programming by donating their works of art for the "Red" exhibit. This exhibit will be hanging from Nov. 2nd to Nov. 26th and will be on display during the Wharton Foundation's Bower Center for the Arts first major fundraising event "Paint the Town Red" Gala, Saturday, November 5th, 7PM.   

The evening will be include a light buffet, music, dancing, a silent art auction,
art demonstrations and a special presentation in recognition of Dr. John Bower's continued support of the Bower Center for the Arts and its
commitment providing community arts programs to the Bedford area.

Are you ready for red? Purchase your tickets easily online at or contact the Bower Center 540-586-4235.

Write Now

Coming up Thursday 7 PM is Write Now writers meeting. The writers will be
discussing ideas for a workshop or poetry open mic sometime in the future.
One of topics they've been writing about is "What Matters". That should
make for some interesting stories and discussions.

Write, Read, Talk, and have Fun... that's Write Now Writers. Join Us! Bring a piece you have written and would like to share with the group. Come and participate in some good conversation with a couple hearty laughs mixed in.
See You There!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bower Center for your meeting space?

Is your group looking for a permanent meeting space? Write Now Writers
along with Bedford Photography Group are just two recent additions to Bower
Center for the Arts. If you are interested in either group - Write Now Writers
meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The Bedford Photo Group
meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Bedford Chanters and Bedford
Knitters also hold their meetings at the Bower. To learn more about these groups or to use the facilities for your own organization contact Bower
Center for the Arts.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tai Chi Monday

Find a pathway to better health by joining Steve Garay on Monday evening's
for Tai Chi. This ancient form of exercise benefits both body and mind.
These are ongoing classes - join anytime and begin your journey to feeling great! Class begins 6:30 PM @ the Bower. See you there!