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.


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


We Hope This Art Finds You Well

WTJU 91.1 FM, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, and UVA Music announce a new exhibition and community arts time capsule, We Hope This Art Finds...   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 On Fire

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


Youth Speaking Truth: Americans Who Tell The Truth

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 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


Through Our Eyes: Teens respond to A 11 & 12

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


Hydraulic & Georgetown Rd. Mural

  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


Signs of Change

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