The Bridge is a dynamic and inclusive organization serving artists and thinkers who want to share culture, challenge one another, and engage in the progressive expression of diverse ideas. We provide the resources and programs to engage the breadth of contemporary creative culture. As a hub for Charlottesville creators and doers, we are both FOR and BY Charlottesville. If you’ve got an idea, let’s talk. Generally, our projects are categorize by one or more of the following actions:
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 people through placemaking, and connection initiatives. We recognize that engagement 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 town.
Click buttons above to view portrait collections from previous years. 2020 CALL FOR ARTISTS IS CLOSED Applications due November 16 COVID-19 STATEMENT: We are... Read More
ART ON FIRE: FIRE HYDRANT PAINTING PROJECT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 12, 2020. Deadline Past. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to... Read More
Americans Who Tell The Truth: Youth Speaking Truth Exhibition opening *EXHIBITED MARCH 2020* The Bridge’s Belmont neighborhood gallery hosts an exhibit of 120 portraits... Read More
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
Through Our Eyes: Teens respond to August 11th and 12th and its Aftermath Exhibition opening Friday March 1, 5:30-9:30. Runs through March. A... 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
The mural is located along the Westgate apartment community, on the retaining walls bordering the northeast and northwest corners (380 foot long wall... Read More
As part of our efforts to share the under-represented stories of Charlottesville’s African American history, 10 artists–both current and former Charlottesville residents—were selected by... Read More
Easily one of the most diverse events in Charlottesville, Patricia (Patsy) Asuncion hosts a revolving lineup of seasoned performers and up-and-coming artists. Patsy, who... Read More