Bridge Art Gallery
Please note: As of November 25, Strong Memorial Hospital has implemented a zero-visitation policy. With the exception of visitors for pediatric patients, patients with cognitive impairment, end-of-life patients, and patients in labor, virtually all in-person visits will cease to protect our patients, their loved ones and our staff.
As such, the Bridge Art Gallery will be closed to the public until further notice.
For more information please email BridgeArtGallery@URMC.Rochester.edu.
The Bridge Art Gallery aims to provide a space for local artists to display their artwork, while at the same time creating a comforting and therapeutic environment for patients, families, and employees. Our hope is to diminish the stigma and hesitance associated with entering our part of the Medical Center.
The gallery holds three shows a year with a spring show dedicated to high school artists. We do not charge a submission fee; however, there is a requirement to mat to our specifications. We send out a “Call for Art” through our Facebook page, submission instructions are included. There is an internal selection committee that chooses the art for each show.
Please visit our Facebook page for more information and a look at past art displayed.
Our current exhibition, Youth for Racial Justice: Not a Moment, but a Movement, invited youth from the Rochester area to respond to calls for action for racial justice across the nation and in our own community. This show was held in partnership with Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Outpatient Services' Racial Justice Initiatives Group with support from the William and Mildred Levine Foundation and Golisano Children's Hospital.
Deadline: April 6th, 2021
We are excited to announce the call for art and writing for our next exhibition, This is How my 2020 Felt. . . This exhibit is held in partnership with local youth mental health advocacy group, Stop the Stigma ROC as part of their 4th Annual Jordyn Keeley Memorial Art and Writing Competition. Pieces will be shown at Faircraft Brauhaus on April 19th and 20th, afterwhich it will move to the Bridge Art Gallery for a longer term exhibition.
Please note we don't have any more pick-up times scheduled. If you need to pick up your work from a past show, please call or email to give advance warning as pieces are not stored in our new area.