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!


Open Mic night

Easily one of the most diverse open mic events in Charlottesville, Patricia (Patsy) Asuncion hosts a revolving lineup of seasoned performers and up-and-coming artists....   Read More


Telemetry Music Series

Telemetry, is an unconventional music series, showcasing bold new musical compositions, new instrumentation, and unique collaborations across space and genre. Each performance is free and...   Read More


Deep Listening

Paige Naylor leads the Deep Listening project at The Bridge. She is a local musician and teacher, in the band Sweet Tooth, and performs solo...   Read More


Tea House at The Bridge

The Bridge is a community space. That means it’s yours! We love to see people connect with one another and this is a perfect...   Read More


Film Series

ABOUT The Bridge presents a free film series curated by Aaron Glasser, Anna Wang, and Jordan Taylor. Selections across time, style, and medium explore...   Read More


Arts & Drafts

Have a drink! Support the Arts! Meet a friend! Make a thing! Check our Calendar monthly for Arts & Drafts. Each month we invade...   Read More


Gift Forest

Gift Forest: Pop-up “Buy Local” Holiday Market Featuring over 100 local Artists and Crafters This 2018 Holiday Season The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is...   Read More


Holiday Arts Passport

Tour all your favorite downtown art spaces on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th during the second annual Holiday Arts Crawl! This family-friendly...   Read More



SOLOS is a quarterly series of radical interpretations and re-compositions; a platform to present solo work from a new perspective with accountability to the...   Read More