Too often nowadays we see families, especially those with children, stuck behind a screen rather than enjoying each other’s companies. Technology has made it harder than ever to connect with our loved ones, even during vacation. You can reconnect by visiting the Bower Center for the Arts during your next stay near Smith Mountain Lake. This local arts center offers a variety of exhibits and creative art classes to help you enjoy time together.

Free Art Gallery

There is nothing more fascinating than seeing the work of professional artists. The hard work and dedication are visible in every brush stroke. By visiting the Bower Center for the Arts, you can enjoy their art gallery that is always free for attendees. Their exhibition features rotating themes that change with the seasons. Current exhibits include their Masquerade and Hip to the Square galleries. These exhibits are located on the first and second floors of the Bower Center for the Arts. Performances are also held in the Sara Braaten Gallery.

Hands-On Art Classes

Spend time together taking on a thrilling art class that will help you get hands-on experience with a variety of topics. Bower Center for the Arts offers classes such as pottery, acrylic and watercolor painting, watercolor florals, and sculptural mosaics (mud and fire clay). The limited size of classes allows you to experience even more one-on-one time with the instructor to help home in on any areas you are looking to master. Classes can be taken online or in person where the Bower Center has completed beautiful remodeling across the building. Classes are available in both single day and multi-day offerings, allowing you to pick which length of class fits your traveling schedule. Let the Bower Center for the Arts unlock your artistic potential.

Finding the Bower Center for the Arts

You can enjoy a variety of classes, free exhibits, and even live performances all at the Bower Center for the Arts located at 305 N Bridge St in Bedford. Bower Center is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Visit Smith Mountain Lake

The exciting offerings at the Bower Center for the Arts are just one way to enjoy your stay here at Smith Mountain Lake. Prepare for your journey by reserving one of our vacation rentals that are nearby all of the area’s wonderful attractions. Contact us!