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.

Sidney E. King Arts Center

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.

Bowling Green Arts Commission

117 Butler Street, Town Hall (P.O. Box 468)

Bowling Green, VA 22427



Lecture Series Continues March 15th

​Join us at the Sidney E. King Arts Center, located next to the Historic Courthouse, Sunday March 15th at 2:00 p.m. for a lecture by esteemed Civil War historian, Eric J. Mink. Mink will cover the physical and psychological effects of both armies during the Overland Campaign of 1864, a grueling 40 day battle that tested the strength and endurance of Lee, Grant and their men. No contest of combat and strategy like this had ever been seen and it all began with the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House.​​ Eric Mink is currently the cultural resources manager at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

King Painting for Sale!

This is a commissioned piece from a private seller. Asking price is $500. Contact Robyn Sieg at if interested.

John Cephas Blues Festival

Set your calendars for Saturday, June 13th, 2015! 

More details to follow here or visit the Facebook page.