Upcoming Exhibits

Our gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm

Future Exhibits

Suzie Viemeister Exhibit
Gala & Art Auction

Exhibit dates: Oct. 8-Nov. 10, 2018

Gala and Auction: November 3, 2018, 7pm
Tickets: $25 tickets available online soon


Mark your calendar for the Suzie Viemeister evening gala and art auction. An event to honor the legacy of Suzie's passion and support of the arts, benefitting Bower Center for the Arts' scholarship program. 


Tickets include a buffet-style dinner, bidding opportunities, and entertainment.




3rd Annual The Giving Tree 

Annual Miniature Art Fundraiser

November 6-December 22, 2018

Entry deadline: October 27, 2018


At the heart of the holiday season is a spirit of Giving. Throughout the months of November and December, a handcrafted Giving Tree will be in the main lobby of Bower Center for the Arts.It will be filled with special mini-sized artworks awaiting their places in the community as cherished gifts.This is a Call for Artists everywhere, local and beyond, professional and emerging, who would like to create unique mini artworks for our Giving Tree. This annual event of miniature artworks shows the enormous range of talent, tradition, and beauty that our arts community has to offer.


Artists Giving for Community Giving

50% of all sales will be donated to the Bower Center for the Arts to assist in our ongoing mission: to enrich the cultural life of the community through the arts by fostering creative expression and offering diverse educational opportunities. Artists wishing to donate over 50% or more may indicate so on their entry form.




Inspired by Hollywood 

Judged Theme Exhibit - Judge Margaret Sue Turner Wright


The glitz and glamour,

the stories, settings, and actors,

the golden days of yore,

the photography and costumes,

the numerous film genres: film noir, fiction, 

non-fiction, historical, musical, comedy, drama,  

sci-fi, action, suspense, black & white vs color,   

animation vs realism  ...

      .... what is your favorite?

   What visions come to mind?

Exhibit dates: November 20, 2018-January 19, 2019

Entry deadline: November 7

Awards reception: January 11, 2019 5-8pm

Awards & comments at 6pm

Comments/presentations: 6pm

Movie theme/background music on the piano: Karen Carter

Online Entry coming soon: download the Call for Artists here:









4th Annual Bedford Artisan Trail Invitational Exhibit

hosted by Bedford Artisan Trail member The Electric Company Gallery

207 E Depot St, Bedford during December 2018 and January 2019
returns to Bower Center for the 5th Annual in late 2019.



5th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition

Judged exhibit - Judge TBA

Exhibit dates: January 29, -March 9, 2019

Awards reception: February 8, 2019, 5-8pm

Awards & comments at 6pm

Entry deadline: January 19

Call for Artists will be available in late summer



Helen Hubler: Faces & Facades; a 50-year Retrospective

Invitational solo exhibit - (Sara Braaten Gallery/Lobby)

Exhibit dates:  March 19-April 27, 2019

Reception: April 12, 2019  5-8pm



Emerging Artists - to coincide with Helen Hubler Retrospective

Exhibit dates:  March 19-April 27, 2019

Reception: April 12, 2019  5-8pm
Call for Artists will be available mid-October



75th Anniversary D-Day Exhibit (invitational exhibit - Nat'l D-Day Memorial)

May 21-June 29, 2019



Fiber Arts Juried Exhibition

July 9-August 17, 2019

Entry deadline: May 1, 2019

Call for Artists will be available this fall



7th Annual National Juried Exhibition

October 8-November 9, 2019

Entry deadline: August 7

Call for Artists will be winter 2019



Skate Board Art

March 24-May 2, 2020

Entry deadline: March 11



8th Annual National Juried Exhibition

May 19-June 27, 2020

Entry deadline: April 1



HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm

Gallery admission is always free.

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