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.

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 November Art Show has been moved to April 2016. Check back for details.

Art Center Donation​

​Recently Ms. Vashtye Ferguson, of Fredericksburg, VA came to the Sidney E. King Art Center in Bowling Green to donate an historical book of Jamestown paintings done by Sidney E. King. These paintings are in ‘A Pictorial Album depicting the First Permanent English Colony in America. The book is titled Jamestown, Story in Pictures. The book Ms. Ferguson donated is a facsimile of the one presented to Pres. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II of England during the 350th Anniversary of Jamestown in 1957. The album is dedicated to Americans who serve the New Frontiers.


The Bowling Green Arts Commission would like to thank Ms. Ferguson for this wonderful gift. Thirty-nine of the Sidney King paintings done at Jamestown are shown in this album which will go on display soon at the Sidney King Art Center.

King Paintings for Sale

We have a seller who is offering these 2 Sidney King paintings for sale. If interested, contact with your offer.

Bowling Green Arts Commission

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

Bowling Green, VA 22427