Arts & Culture

The cultural landscape of Bath County is just as breathtaking as the natural one. Musicians, artists, and craftsmen alike find Bath to be the perfect environment for creativity. 

Garth Newel Music Center

Garth Newel is a renowned venue for chamber music and aspiring artists. The award winning resident ensemble, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, presents over 50 concerts each year alongside special programs. An evening or afternoon concert is followed by extraordinary food and refreshments, and visitors can talk directly with the musicians about their craft.

Bath County Art Show

Held in July, the Bath County Art Show is Virginia’s largest indoor art show. Over 900 works from nearly 300 artists are featured, from nearly every medium. Proceeds from the show support community events as well as arts education and scholarships.


Since 1995, Warm Springs Gallery has been offering visitors an exciting collection of contemporary paintings and fine crafts. The gallery exhibits a roster of established and emerging artists from around the country, whose styles range from realism and abstraction to landscapes and stills. Upstairs to the gallery is the Garden Cafe, offering sandwiches and premade foods to go. 

In Hot Springs, McGraw Minerals and Main Street Gallery offers handmade jewelry, crafts, and paintings and photography from artists around the region. Alix McGraw will be happy to assist you in finding the right piece to enhance your collection. She also specializes in jewelery repair and fitting.