BridgeMaker ARTS

23 Maine Avenue
Richmond CA  94804

Phone: (510) 233-3348

BridgeMaker ARTS

BridgeMaker Arts is an independent nonprofit arts organization operating in Richmond, CA. BMA seeks to serve and enrich community culture and involvement by providing public exposure to art and a means for participation in creative arts and maker fabrication technologies.
Our goal is to provide an environment for artists and their ideas to flourish unrestricted in a public space.

BMA’s annual gallery program includes 5-8 gallery exhibitions curated by BMA staff and guest curators. We also host a selection of community related cultural events that celebrate the diversity of the bay area.

Our program is run by the Executive Director, BMA curatorial committee, guest curators, volunteers and interns.

We are supported and maintained by the generosity of Bridge Storage and donations from other supporters, educators, neighbors, and art patrons.

History: Located in Point Richmond, BridgeMaker Arts is located on the site of Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, owned and operated by Jeff Wright and his father Jim Wright.

Jeff Wright, (who is also a college math professor) along with Bridge Storage manager (composer and musician) Daryl Henline decided to break from tradition and take a portion of the storage units at Bridge Storage and convert them into spaces for creativity. They began transforming them into art studios, music rehearsal spaces, ceramic studios and maker shops. In addition they constructed a gallery area where artists, musicians and makers could display their work as well as invite other artists to come and exhibit…and Bridge Storage and ArtSpace was born.

In a two year period their efforts multiplied and grew into over 25 creative spaces and in a short period of time developed into a bustling art community that coexists in harmony with the Bridge Storage business. They have sponsored art exhibits, music events, record swaps and a variety of cultural gatherings from New Years Day bell ringing events to film screenings.

Not only did this endeavor transform the definition of a storage business but it also overflowed into the local neighborhood and helped serve to be a catalyst for community building in the Point Richmond area.

The Wrights, realizing that this venture had a life of its own, decided to help fund, through generous donations, the nucleus of what has become BridgeMaker Arts.

BridgeMakerARTS is a nonprofit that seeks to serve and enrich community culture by providing artists with a venue to flourish and explore the possibilties.

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Art Gallery, Community Center

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Under $100 Holiday Exhibition

Under $100 Holiday Exhibition
06:00 pm - 12/03/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Opening Reception December 3, 2016 6-9pm Join us on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 for a group show of wonderful art from a variety of bay area artists. The work is...

Post Beat Generation Opening Reception

Post Beat Generation Opening Reception
04:00 pm - 07/09/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

An Evening of Music, Poetry, Paintings and Photos Featuring: DENNIS HEARNE BRUCE McGAW PETER ONSTAD BARRY SCHALIN A.D. WINANS Q.R.HAND JR. The Beats inspired a...

ProArts Open Studios Gallery Reception and BBQ

ProArts Open Studios Gallery Reception and BBQ
02:00 pm - 06/05/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Dear Esteemed Patrons, Join us for ProArts Open studios gallery reception! For the ProArts event we are hosting a selection of work from the Bridge Artspace artists...

Opening Reception What Becomes Home: The GLUE Group

Opening Reception What Becomes Home: The GLUE Group
02:00 pm - 05/07/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Join BridgeMakerARTS for the opening recpetion of : What Becomes Home by G.L.U.E The G.L.U.E. (Girls League of Urban Epistemology ) group exhibit is a visual meditation...

Meet The Artist: Richard Gilles

Meet The Artist: Richard Gilles
07:30 pm - 04/14/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Artist Richard Gilles will discuss his series California Valley. Based on promises made to real estate investors for property in the Carrizo Plain near San Luis...

Opening Reception: Richard Gilles California Valley

Opening Reception: Richard Gilles California Valley
06:00 pm - 04/09/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Join BridgeMakerARTS for the opening reception of this incredible show by artist Richard Gilles. Photographer Richard Gilles presents a series of unforgettable...

Artists Talk - SALT: Curator Gwynessa Aetherwyn and Artist Rachelle Reichart

Artists Talk - SALT: Curator Gwynessa Aetherwyn and Artist Rachelle Reichart
07:30 pm - 03/22/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Curator Gwynessa Aetherwyn and Artist Rachelle Reichart discuss techniques, perspectives and visions of the current show SALT. Gwynessa curated the exhibit bringing...

SALT – Four Artist Drawn to One Compound

SALT – Four Artist Drawn to One Compound
06:00 pm - 02/27/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

NEW WORK: Barbara Boissevain, Rachelle Reichert, Kevin Keul & Meri Page curated by Gwynessa Aetherwyn BridgeMakerARTS is pleased to have Curator Gwynessa Aetherwyn...

Conversation with Chung Chak and Steven Hurst

Conversation with Chung Chak and Steven Hurst
07:00 pm - 01/14/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

BridgeMakerARTS together with Arts of Point Richmond present an evening with: CHUNG CHAK and STEVEN HURST Chung Chak will be discussing his current show up in...

Chung Sum Chak : The Boxes

Chung Sum Chak : The Boxes
06:00 pm - 01/09/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Artist Chung Sum Chak creates works that reflect his cultural shift experiences as an immigrant from Hong Kong as displayed through his image bank library- a vast...

Chung Chak: The Boxes

Chung Chak: The Boxes
06:00 pm - 01/09/2016

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Join us for Chung Chak's The Boxes exhibition: a series of 25 photo-montages inspired by the SF Bay area. Artist Chung Chak creates works that reflect his cultural...

Under $100 Holiday Exhibition

Under $100 Holiday Exhibition
06:00 pm - 12/05/2015

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Join us for the Under $100 Holiday Exhibition! BridgeMakerARTS 23 Maine Ave. Richmond, CA 94804 (Located on the grounds of Bridge Storage and Art Spaces) Paintings,...

OPENING RECEPTION: New Work Claire Siepser

OPENING RECEPTION: New Work Claire Siepser
06:00 pm - 10/17/2015

At BridgeMaker ARTS

BridgeMakerARTS 23 Maine Avenue Richmond, CA 94804 We are excited to present the playful and fantastical work of American artist Claire Siepser in a solo exhibition....

"No Status" The Art of Nelson E. Enríquez

"No Status" The Art of Nelson E. Enríquez
06:00 pm - 08/22/2015

At BridgeMaker ARTS

Opening Reception August 22nd 6-9pm Show runs thru Sept 27th Nelson E. Enríquez is a multidisciplinary artist primarily focused in painting, photography, video,...

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