Bridge Builders

The creative force of The Bridge has always been the visionary people involved. The Bridge is our community laboratory for fresh ideas. You can’t grow if you don’t dare. Here, we take the time to spotlight some of the vibrant minds that pull us out of our comfort zones, challenge our imaginations, and create the vibrant experiences that allow Charlottesville to define itself!

Charlotte Matthews: Invisible Truths

Charlotte Matthews is a poet, UVa professor and breast cancer survivor. She co-founded Whistle Words, a multimedia project offering free writing workshops to women...   Read More

Aerial Perkins-Goode: A June Bouquet for Cville

Aerial Perkins-Goode was born in Charlottesville and raised in Buckingham VA. Her photography has been published in “The Informant” a black owned newspaper in Farmville...   Read More

Laura Lee Gulledge: Not Outreach, Artnering

Laura Lee Gulledge is an artist, graphic novelist, and schemer who has recently dived into all kinds of creative endeavors at The Bridge including...   Read More

Lance Barrera: Creative Mornings, Connected Community

Lance Barrera is the ambitious soul behind Cville’s Creative Mornings and a member of The Bridge’s programming Committee. Here are a few words from Lance...   Read More

Sarah Carr: Craft of Subversion

Sarah Carr is the mastermind behind the Gift Forest, a wildly successful holiday pop-up market that takes place annually at The Bridge. She is...   Read More

Matt Marshall: Reel Music

Matt Marshall is a Screenwriter, Film Lecturer and composer. He teaches courses on film criticism and history at the University of Virginia and Hollins...   Read More

Bolanle Adeboye: Macrocosmos

Bolanle Adeboye is a designer/maker determined to find and appreciate the exquisite in the mundane. She is very often stunned by beauty lurking in the...   Read More

Paige Naylor: Deep Listening

For me, the quality and creativity of a thriving community can be seen through the places and establishments that support its local artists and...   Read More

Travis Thatcher: “Voice of Saturn” and Voice for Musicians

Travis Thatcher is a pillar of Charlottesville’s music community. His dedication to the local scene includes serving on The Bridge’s programming committee and helping...   Read More

Patsy Asuncion: Bridges, Not Walls

Bridges, Not Walls Patsy Asuncion is a powerful member of our vibrant community here at The Bridge. Whether she’s promoting an open mic night, organizing...   Read More