Smith Mountain Arts Council Affiliates are independent organizations that share the mission of supporting one or more of the performing, visual, or literary arts. The Smith Mountain Arts Council and its Affiliates seek opportunities to engage in mutually beneficial activities which further each organization’s mission and vision. These activities may include publicizing and encouraging support for each other's events and reciprocal Website links.
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The Bower Center for the Arts, under the umbrella of the Wharton Memorial Foundation, is a non-profit art center nestled in the heart of Bedford, Virginia at the corner of Bridge Street and Bedford Avenue.
Since 2006 the Center has worked toward providing a cultural arts center in Bedford and continues to build upon that foundation to provide an atmosphere of learning and personal growth through entertainment and education in the Visual and Performing Arts. Music and art classes are offered to children and adults.
The second annual Summer Arts Camp provided two weeks of quality in-depth art and music experiences for area students. Studio space is used by several artists who work and teach at the Center. Musical performances and special events round out our offerings.
Katrina Pick, Operations Manager
Bower Center for the Arts
305 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523
email@example.com (540) 586-4235
This group of more than thirty men from Lynchburg and the Smith Mountain Lake area perform four-part harmony in the grand tradition of a-capella barbershop singing.
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Look who's playing in Rocky Mount! With over 150 musical performances from Rock to Country, Americana and beach music, its the newest venue to see your favorite artists and bands!
Find out more at www.harvester-music.com.
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The Let's Dance Band is a contemporary swing band under the musical direction of Ken Richardson. The band consists of 20 creative and talented musicians, many of whom have performed professionally in their past careers. Our primary goals are to enjoy and promote the “Big Band" style of music as well as mentor young musicians.
We have prepared several one hour SHOWS, including A Musical Tribute to The Greatest Generation and a Salute to the Baby Boom Generation. Each presentation includes a narration, PowerPoint visuals, professional dancers and the extraordinary vocal stylings of Bob and Libbie Colia.
In addition to the SHOWS, The Let's Dance Band can also be booked for dances and parties, offering a wide variety of music. A professional DJ is available for longer evenings when continuous music is required.
Please visit the band's website for pricing and other information.
Celebrating 35 years of live theater in Bedford.
Contact: Box Office at 540-586-5881 or visit: www.littletownplayers.com
We are a group of wood turners that have joined together to share ideas and techniques and to use our knowledge to educate others in the art of the lathe and woodturning. Through our meetings and events, we promote, demonstrate and teach woodturning skills at all levels. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or just curious about woodturning, you are sure to learn something new at our monthly meeting demonstrations. We meet at the old firehouse located at the intersection of Scruggs Road and Blue Water Drive in Moneta, VA.
Visitors, guests and prospective members are invited to stop by at one of our meetings, or contact one of our officers, to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of Smith Mountain Lake Woodturners.
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The Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association (SVSA) is a group of amateur and professional songwriters with the common goal of improving songwriting and performance skills.
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The Westlake Ringers, based in Moneta near Smith Mountain Lake, is a community handbell choir dedicated to the mission of sharing the joy of handbells in the Smith Mountain Lake area and offering performing and learning opportunities for avid handbell musicians. Formed in 2014, the choir consists of 14 full time members and performs on five octaves of handbells and five octaves of hand chimes.New members who have good musicianship skills and at least five years of intermediate level handbell experience are welcome.