BOWLING GREEN ARTS COMMISSION
The Bowling Green Arts Commission (BGAC) was formed in July 2007 to foster art appreciation and experience in the historic town of Bowling Green and its surrounding Caroline County, Virginia. The BGAC has thrived due to its emphasis on utilizing the inspiration and skills of its members, who arrive with a variety of artistic backgrounds and specializations. While the initial focus was on the visual arts, including painting, sketching, sculpture, pottery and artistic design, the scope of interest has recently expanded to include the nurturing of music as a form of artistic expression.
The Bowling Green Arts Commission is proud of its acquisition of the Sidney E. King paintings depicting scenes from the Civil War. These paintings will be the centerpiece of the new arts building in the center of town. The building will house a variety of artwork, as well as provide studio and classroom space for established and beginning artists from Bowling Green, Caroline County, and beyond.
117 Butler Street, Town Hall (P.O. Box 468)
Bowling Green, VA 22427
King Painting Available for Sale
The Bowling Green Arts Commission has received a wonderful opportunity to sell an original Sidney King piece. This watercolor (see image below) measures 24"x 30" and is currently owned by a gentleman in AZ. It was painted in 1998 and it depicts Confederate soldiers marching in front of Opequen Presbyterian Church on the way to the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. There is a handwritten narrative by King on the back of the painting. The asking price is $3,500. If interested, please contact the King Art Center at our email listed below.
This year's November Art Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15th. Please check back often for more details.
Cephas Marker Dedication and Festival Success
The VA Dept of Historic Markers honored blues performer "Bowling Green" John Cephas on Saturday, June 21st. See the Events page for more details and photos from the event.