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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Gift Forest

The Gift Forest is an annual holiday pop-up market featuring handmade, vintage, and vinyl from over 75 local area artists. A great alternative to...   Read More

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People of Charlottesville: Aaron Farrington

Exhibition Opening November 3, 2017. 5:30-9:00 Aaron Farrington is a photographer and filmmaker who moved to Charlottesville twenty years ago. The past isn’t ever...   Read More

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Parlor of Horrors

Parlor of Horrors will transform The Bridge’s Belmont gallery into a dungeon of classic cinema horror this October! The Parlor of Horrors is local...   Read More

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Collaborative Residency 2017

          D O M E S T I C   A L C H E M Y During the months...   Read More

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Carry Me Ohio: Matt Eich

EXHIBITION OPENING JUNE 2, 2017 Matt Eich (b. 1986) is a photographic essayist and portrait photographer born and based in Virginia. He holds a BS...   Read More

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Bolanle Adeboye: Macrocosmos

Bringing The Inside Out at the The Bridge PAI This May Opening reception for “Macrocosmos” on First Friday, May 5, 5:30-7:30pm.  Live music performance...   Read More