The Sidney E. King Foundation for the Arts is a local, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of the citizens of, and visitors to Caroline County, Virginia, and the region through promotion of the visual and musical arts.
The Sidney E. King Arts Center was established in 2013 by the Bowling Green Arts Commission, the Caroline Industrial Development Authority and the Caroline Historical Society. The Center is in partnership with the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Caroline County, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
The Arts Center is designed to promote the arts and make them accessible to our community. We put this plan into action through sponsoring regular and special events throughout the year.
The Center sponsors a county-wide art show for Caroline County school students twice a year, encouraging budding artists to use creativity and talent as a form of expression. As a member of our community, the Center also participates in special Caroline County events, such as the Capture of Lincoln's Assassin Tour and the Anniversary of WWI & WWII Commemoration events.
We have sponsored regular art projects for our younger residents and visitors, such as the sidewalk chalk works, the tile project fundraiser for the new park pavillion, and the bottle cap art project to promote creativity and interest in recycling waste into art. The Center proudly hosted the Annual Art Showcase for local and regional visual artists, both professional and amateur, in both adjudicated and non-judged categories. There was a special category for county school students. A reception and sale wrapped up the event. We continue to look for unique ways to serve the arts community.
Participation is key! You are welcome to our events, as a participant, visitor or volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering your time or talents, please don't be shy. The more help we get, the more we can contribute to our community. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
If you prefer to contribute financially, we are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which will be happy to offer you a tax deduction. Please contact us for more information.
We are pleased to work in conjunction with the CHS, which participates with us on special events, and curates displays of local artifacts and photos in the Commuunity Meeting Room/History Room.
Special exhibits will be announced on our website and Facebook page. If you have an idea for an upcoming special exhibit, please feel free to contact us.