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The Bridge is a dynamic and inclusive organization serving artists and thinkers who want to share knowledge, 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. From smART KIDS and StorySream to Culture lab, Face to Face, and the Charlottesville Mural Project, There’s always something new and forward-thinking brewing at The Bridge.


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 their community through placemaking and outreach initiatives. We recognize that community outreach 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 community.