Community Chalkboard Rededication Week

Upon unanimous approval by City Council in early 2021, The Bridge has become the owner and caretaker of the Community Chalkboard. The Bridge has accepted stewardship duties, including repair, maintenance, and programming efforts. We look forward to continuing to host compelling programs centered around the landmark.


September 13th-18th

Join this coalition of participating artists and organizations in celebrating a new chapter for the renown public landmark in the heart of town by rededicating the Community Chalkboard as an inclusive, inviting tribute to creative expression and public engagement. Help us reaffirm this landmark for the next generations of artists and thinkers expressing the ideas shaping a better future for us all. Drop in on events all week long!

(Click dates for more event details)

Monday,  Sept. 13th

4:30 – 7:30 Interactive Chalk Mural by Chicho Lorenzo

4:30 – 6:30 Charlottesville Tomorrow – “What Community Means to Me” survey

5:30 – 6:15 The Front Porch presents Kris Monson

7:00 – 8:30 Telemetry Experimental Music in partnership with UVA Music, UVA Arts

Tuesday, Sept. 14th

5:15 – 5:45 Central Virginia Theater Alliance presents “Sweet Nothings”

6:00 – 7:00 Big Blue Door presents “Words On The Wall”

7:30 – 8:30 MIMA presents “Pedestrian Sound Collage”

Wednesday, Sept. 15th

10:00 – 12:00 Virginia Discovery Museum presents “Museum Mosaic” (kids)

5:00 – 6:00 Community Climate Collaborative: Meet the Teens – Climate Activism

8:00 – 9:00 Bent Theatre Improv

Thursday Sept. 16th

12:00 – 12:30 Common Ground Healing Arts presents Mindful Movements and Relaxing Stretches 

5:30 – 6:30 The Front Porch presents Acelia

7:00 – 8:30 Open Mic at Sunset with Patsy Asuncion

8:45 – 10:00 Creciendo Juntos & Rasquache Mobile Cinema present: outdoor film

Friday, Sept. 17th

12:00 – 12:30 Common Ground Healing Arts presents Nothing Fancy Flow Yoga

2:00 – 5:30 Chalk mural by Feminist Union of Cville Creatives

6:00 – 7:00 Giant Puppet Visit from Nettle Shirts Puppet Works

9:00 – 10:00 Cinema Skate Shop and Rasquache Mobile Cinema presents local skateboard videos

Saturday, Sept 18th

12:00 – 1:00 Live Arts presents “Banned Theatricals — Really?”

2:00 – 7:30 Chalk Mural by Jae Johnson

4:30 – 5:00 Central Virginia Theater Alliance presents “Sweet Nothings”

5:30 – 6:30 9 Pillars Hip Hop Festival presents Sons Of Ichibei*

7:00 – 7:45 Charlottesville Jazz Society presents The Cville Jazz Congregation*

7:45 – 7:55 Closing Remarks

(* denotes live broadcast on 91.1 WTJU)

Rededication week is brought to you by the coalition of participating artists and organizations listed above and with generous support from The Genan Foundation, Ellen Climo & Marc Lipson, Jacqueline Langholtz & William Taylor, and Marlena Simon & Matthew Simon.

Taking on the task of maintaining the Community Chalkboard is going to require repairs, maintenance, and programming expenses. Funding is critical to ensuring the longevity of the landmark and the safety of the kids and adults who engage with it. Additionally, fund need to be raised for ongoing chalk, utility, and program expenses.
We’re relying on like-minded people like you, who believe in the value of public art, free expression, and a vibrant Charlottesville. Will you commit to helping us ensure the Community Chalkboard remains a safe, fun, and meaningful landmark in the heart of our city for decades to come?

The Community Chalkboard Fund is established through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to assure your gift is securely managed in the manner that best serves the Community Chalkboard for years to come. Contact Director Alan Goffinski by email at or by phone at (434) 218-2060 for acknowledgment details.
Make your check payable to Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and note “Community Chalkboard Fund” in the check memo line. Check can be mailed to Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PO Box 1767, Charlottesville, VA 22902. For wire transfers contact the CACF Finance Team at or call 434.296.1024.