Summer Open Day 2017

The Summer Open Day will be held on Saturday 8th July 10am-2pm

Entry is free and there will be arts demonstrations, craft stalls, tombolla and refreshments. Click on Events above for more information. We hope to see you there.


Call for work for the Bridge Users' Summer Exhibition 2017

We are looking for wall hung artwork created by Bridge users.
* Work will be selected on the basis of quality but with consideration for curation of exhibitions.
* Submissions can be made by artists who work in any medium including but not limited to ceramics, jewellery, drawing, painting, graphic art, textiles and/or photography.
* The exhibition space at the Bridge is primarily suited to work that can be fixed to a wall. There is some space for free standing small pieces in glass cabinets.
* Work must be of exhibition quality and in excellent condition.
The deadline for submissions is 3pm on Saturday 17th June.
Click here for more details.

NEW: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts has gained charitable status and is now guaranteed a future AND a Bridge-based artist is celebrating 36 years of creating and teaching art in Darlington.

What We Do

Our Mission Statement: The Bridge provides a vibrant community led venue to support artists and encourage visual arts involvement for Darlington. Many artists who had a presence at the Arts Centre can now be found at the Bridge. It is also the home of other arts-based organisations.

The Bridge
Centre for Visual Arts
Yarm Road

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 4:30pm.

We are a registered charity, number: 1170869

There are free car parking spaces in and around the Bridge and it is fully accessible. It is about a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town and a number of Arriva buses stop outside: 2, 3B and 12 (information provided by Arriva, May 2017 - please check before travel).