Community Chalkboard

Upon unanimous approval by City Council in early 2021, The Bridge (parent organization to the Charlottesville Mural Project) has become the owner and caretaker of the Community Chalkboard. We have accepted stewardship duties, including repair, maintenance, and programming efforts. We look forward to continuing to host compelling programs centered around the landmark We’re 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 boldly expressing ideas that are shaping a better future for us all. For more from Siteworks, visit here

Artists: Peter O'Shea and Robert Winstead

Charlottesville, VA

HISTORY: The Community Chalkboard, a 60’ long slate installation was originally commissioned by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. It was designed by Peter O’Shea and Robert Winstead. since 2006, The Community Chalkboard has stood outside of Charlottesville’s City Hall as a celebration of free expression and a destination for art installations, impromptu orations, and spontaneous performance.

The Community Chalkboard Fund is established through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to assure your gift is securely managed in the manner that best serves the Community Chalkboard for years to come. Contact us directly by email at or by phone at 434 218-2060 for acknowledgment details.

Make your check payable to Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and note “Community Chalkboard Fund” in the check memo line. Check can be mailed to Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PO Box 1767, Charlottesville, VA 22902. For wire transfers contact the CACF Finance Team at or call 434.296.1024.

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