Join The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative 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!

Monday, Sept. 13th

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

4:30 – 6:30 Dexter Auction – “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 Ursa Luna

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

3:00 – 7:00 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)

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About the Community Chalkboard Rededication:

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