Guiding Principles

Our Mission

To Bridge Diverse Communities Through The Arts

Our Vision

  • A community that is strengthened and enriched through the power of creative interaction and shared experience.
  • An engaged, diverse, and ever-growing group of artists and neighbors fostering a more deeply connected and robust community.
  • A city rich in diverse cultural offerings that support an atmosphere of accessibility, intimacy, exploration, empowerment and risk for artists and audiences alike.
  • A deliberate and engaged community working to forge meaningful connection and build worthwhile relationships.

How It Looks

Facilitating Connection: Our space, resources, deliberate flexibility, and accessibility enable artists and thinkers to connect with one another while identifying and nurturing worthwhile pursuits. The result: a chain reaction of inspired creative energy.

Practicing Engagement:  Through specific and targeted outreach, we equip and support artists to engage their community through placemaking and outreach initiatives. We recognize that community outreach is a two-way street. This means everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.  We are also committed to an open exchange of ideas with other organizations and individuals aiming to do good things in their communities.

Designing Great Experiences: We are committed to providing progressive and diverse artistic and cultural experiences. Year-round, The Bridge relies on a teeming network of enthusiastic staff, volunteers, and artists to develop and hosts inspired activities that brighten and broaden our city’s cultural identity. We support the work of artists by asserting and supporting the power that creativity has to shape the culture of our community.