Recent Exhibitions

Our gallery is a rousing social laboratory for diverse ideas and practices. Regular exhibits showcase emerging artists while shining a spotlight on pioneering concepts and social trends. We challenge the expectations of a traditional white-wall gallery by nurturing diversity, maintaining flexibility, and facilitating cross-contamination of ideas and disciplines.

Gallery of Curiosities

Gallery Of Curiosities This community-curated Wunderkammer showcases, the unique, bizarre, fanciful, sacred, ill-defined, celebrated, historical, alternative, supernatural, and otherwise curious collections and creations of...   Read More

June Bouquet: New Works by Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh and Aerial Perkins

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative hosts June Bouquet, a photography and poetry pop-up exhibition running June 29 through July 1. The exhibition opens with...   Read More

Redefining the Family Photo – Exhibition Opening

Exhibition June 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and runs through June. Come join us for our kickoff party for a group photography...   Read More

Collaborative Residency 2018

The 2018 Public Artist Collaborative Residency program provided an opportunity for 3 jury-selected local artists from the city of Charlottesville working with varied mediums...   Read More

Face to Face: Portraits of our Vibrant City 2017

Welcome to our 2017 collection of community portraits resulting from Face To Face: Portraits of Our Vibrant City   Face To Face: Portraits of Our...   Read More

Golara Haghtalab: “Who Is Your RGB Self?” Exhibition

An inventive exhibition, Golara Haghtalab’s “Who Is Your RGB Self” features a miniature landscape by use of paintings, poems, sculpture, and interactive installations to...   Read More

Beasts: Annie Temmink

Beasts! – Annie Temmink Internationally awarded sculptor and costume designer, Annie Temmink, unveils the show Beasts! at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative through the...   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

Jum Jirapan – Coexist: A Prayer Flag Project

Jum Jirapan brings Coexist: A Prayer Flag Project to The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, opening the evening of Friday January 12th, 2018 and running...   Read More

Destinee Wright: Solidarity Cards Project

Saturday January 20, 5:30 PM Exhibition Opening at The Bridge, 209 Monticello Rd. Friday January 19 6:00 PM  at the Jefferson School: presentation at “Healing...   Read More