The Bower Center for the Arts was recently awarded a grant for $5,000 from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. The grant will enable the Bower Center to continue offering educational arts programming for youth and adults.

Programs offer at Bower Center foster creative expression, reflect and expand community interests and encourage citizens to gather, learn new skills and gain confidence through the process of making art.

The Bower Center currently is offering classes in yoga, tai chi, mosaics, pottery and ceramics, dance and more.

Located at 305 N. Bridge St., Bedford, the Bower Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free.

For a list of upcoming events and programs, visit bowercenter.org.