Culture Lab

Culture Lab provides deliberate structure for the growth of fresh, original ideas.

You can’t grow if you don’t dare. By providing space, equipment, knowledge, infrastructure, and connection to a vibrant network of people, we equip doers with a low-risk opportunity to turn ideas into action.

Culture Lab engages the breadth of contemporary culture. It is dynamic and inclusive as it serves artists and thinkers who want to share knowledge, challenge one another, and engage in the progressive expression of diverse ideas. 

Whether you take on the role of participant or organizer, this is your opportunity to plug in, experiment, innovate, and shape the culture of central Virginia. Our Deep Listening Series, Telemetry Music Series, Open Mic Nights, Improv Comedy and all sorts of ongoing or one-off experiences all began in the spark of the mind of a forward thinking member of our community. We like to keep our minds and our doors open to whatever the next big idea may be. The baton is yours for the taking!


Face to Face: International

FACE TO FACE: INTERNATIONAL Apply by November 1st. APPLICATION CLOSED Face To Face: International connects talented local 2D artists working in varied mediums with...   Read More


Free Speech Wall

Upon unanimous approval by City Council in early 2021, The Bridge has become the owner and caretaker of the Community Chalkboard, known as the...   Read More


Bad Milk Press (formerly Feminist Union of Charlottesville Creatives)


Red Shed Mural Project

McGuffey Art Center, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, and the Charlottesville Mural Project are excited to announce a call for muralist submissions for a...   Read More


Synths for Beginners

Adult & Youth Workshops for Beginners of All Ages No classes currently available. Follow our newsletter for updates. Join composer & technologist, Alex Christie...   Read More


Face to Face: Portraits of our Vibrant City

Click buttons above to view portrait collections from previous years. ABOUT FACE TO FACE Face To Face: Portraits of Our Vibrant City uses the intimate...   Read More


Art Against The Clock

SUMMER 2020 SEASON COMPLETE Stay tuned for future seasons. Your tips support The Bridge! & your support could make you a winner! Witness the...   Read More


Rad Press

Conceptualized by Federico Cuatlacuatl and the programming committee of The Bridge, RAD PRESS is a resource for community created & curated literature, posters, instructables,...   Read More


Big Blue Door

BIG BLUE DOOR The Bridge is pleased to partner with Big Blue Door to bring you great theatrical performance experiences. Big Blue Door was founded...   Read More


Bent Theatre

Monthly, The Bridge hosts Bent Theatre’s engaging and hilarious improv performances. Since 2004 Bent Theatre have made it their responsibility to keep Central Virginia laughing. Additionally,...   Read More