About the Series

The Shallow Ford Foundation is excited to launch a new program – The Bingham Art Series, with the goal to contribute to arts and culture in the Clemmons area. The series features 4 events in 2023-2024, offering both visual and performing arts. The program is underwritten by the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund of the Shallow Ford Foundation. Thad and Mary loved the community and set up a Fund with the Foundation to help it flourish long after their lifetimes. The Bingham Arts Series reflects the Foundation's and the donors' desire for philanthropy to further Clemmons area health and vibrancy. Check back to this page for the latest event information.

Location for All Events:

The Historic Broyhill
3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012

Thad and Mary Bingham photo
Thad and Mary Bingham

2023 Shore Scholar Graduates

See the names of the 2023 graduates listed below:


Caden Abernethy
Emily Brewer
Hannah Hall
Tania Lorenzo
Mairely Maldonado
Dylan Montoya-Rodriguez
Jasmine Rosario
Allison Vazquez

Forbush High school

Morgan Beamer
Demi Moore
Carly Phillips
McKenzie Pruitt
Jacob St. John
Caitlyn Whitman


OCT 8, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

An afternoon of music featuring NOTA (None of the Above) with treats available for purchase by Abbotts Frozen Custard. Concert will be held at The Dock at Historic Broyhill, a newly updated outdoor space located behind the Historic Broyhill. Free admission. Bring your lawn chairs!

About NOTA: noneoftheabove.net
DEC 3, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the first day of advent by listening to local bands/groups share some of their favorite Christmas carols. Free cider, cocoa, and cookies will be served. Held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill.

Performances by:
Salem College Chorale
Clemmons Moravian Church brass band
New Day Community Church praise band
Minor (all-female Christian acapella group from Wake Forest University)

MAR 17, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Spend the afternoon admiring original pieces from surrounding area artists from the Muddy River Art Association. Artists will also have items available for purchase. Held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill.

About the Muddy River Art Association: muddyriverartassociation.org
JUNE 9, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the inspiring sounds of the Salem Community Orchestra with Danny Green, Music/Artistic Director. They will wrap up the schedule with a classical, pops, and patriotic concert performance. Held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill.

About the Salem Community Orchestra: salemcommunityorchestra.org

Christmas Concert

Upcoming Event:

Juried Community Art Show and Sale

Enjoy beautiful works of art crafted by local artists at the Juried Community Art Show & Sale part of the Bingham Arts Series a program of the Shallow Ford Foundation in partnership with the Muddy River Art Association and underwritten by the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund. There will be wood, pottery, and 60 paintings on display along with 20 artists vendors participating in the sale!

There will be a reception for the public during the show on March 17 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill in Clemmons. The art will be displayed in the main room and throughout the adjoining hallways with an opportunity for guests to pick the “People’s Choice” award. Voting ends at 4:30. All awards will be announced at 5:00 p.m. There will also be an art sale with pieces of art available for purchase from several of the featured artists in the Magnolia Room. The art show theme is “A Vibrant Community” reflecting the goal of the Bingham Arts Series. Event is free and open to the public.

Event Schedule:

3:00 p.m. - Art show reception and sale begins

4:30 p.m. - Voting for People's choice ends

5:00 p.m. - All awards are announced

5:30 p.m. - Event ends

Artist registration

Celebrate the first day of Advent and get into the Christmas spirit at a Christmas Concert part of the Bingham Arts Series, a program of the Shallow Ford Foundation underwritten by the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund. The event will be held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill on Sunday, December 3rd, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The concert features four local bands/groups showcasing their talent in the form of their favorite Christmas songs.

The Foundation is excited to have performances by Salem College Chorale, Clemmons Moravian Church brass band, New Day Community Church praise band, and Minor Variation, an all-female Christian acapella group at Wake Forest University. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available from Be Kind Coffee along with Moravian cookies provided by the Shallow Ford Foundation.  

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 PM. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Performances will be 20-30 minutes each and there will be a brief intermission.

Performer Information:

Salem College Chorale: Salem Chorale is the oldest vocal ensemble at Salem College. This ensemble is composed of students of all majors and performs multiple concerts and collaborations each year. During its rich history, the Salem Chorale has traveled to Washington D.C., New York, Greece, and Italy. More recently, the ensemble has performed at Centenary UMC, the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting in Winston-Salem, and the All-Collegiate Choral Festival sponsored by North Carolina ACDA at Duke University. The ensemble is under the direction of Patrick Schell.

New Day Community Church Praise Band: New Day Community Church is a local church in Lewisville North Carolina offering modern Christian fellowship and active community service since 1994. Their contemporary praise band is led by Worship Leader Jeffery Sweet. To learn more about New Day Community Church, visit: https://www.newdaylewisville.org/index.html

Clemmons Moravian Church Brass Band: Clemmons Moravian Church has been serving the Clemmons community for many years. In the Moravian church, the Band is a integral part of music programming and the rich heritage of band participation. The band plays half-hour preludes of traditional chorales before all lovefeasts and communion services, church festivals, Christmas Eve, the Easter Sunday resurrection service and for funerals when called upon. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings where instruction and instruments are often provided for beginners (no age limits). To learn more about Clemmons Moravian Church, visit: https://clemmonsmoravian.org/

Minor Variation:
Minor Variation is Wake Forest University's premier all-female Christian a cappella ensemble. They perform at various on-campus events as well as at local churches and community gatherings. They are currently celebrating the release of our latest studio album, “Run to You” that is available on all major streaming platforms! Minor Variation's music-based ministry started in 1998 under the name "Agape" — the Greek word describing love at it's highest caliber — the unconditional love that God has for his children. Before becoming Minor Variation in 2005, the group was also named One Accord. This year,  Minor Variation is celebrating 25 years as a sisterhood dedicated to growing closer together and closer to Christ. To learn more about Minor Variation, visit: https://www.wfuminorvariation.com/