Installation: Habitat City by The Bridge PAI

Date: April 10
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Price: FREE
Location: The Bridge PAI
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Habitat City creates a series of modular structures developed by local artists, designer, and architects. Centered around an initial installation by world-renowned artist Simon Draper, this city of ideas develops through an open call and selection process. Local artists, designers, and businesses in Charlottesville partner with local organizations to develop 6'x6' modules using recycled material.

A hoop house for a school garden, a small stage for a theatre production, a farm stand for a local farmer, or a micro library. They will all be added to the original Habitat situated in the parking lot of The Bridge PAI, creating a growing city. As each piece is added to the original habitat, it becomes a site for interactions.

During the Tom Tom Founders Festival, each module will then be situated along West Main St. creating hubs for community engagement, and will be a thread that connects the University to Downtown Charlottesville. Once the project comes to an end, the modules would then be distributed to local organizations as a tangible product.

Friday, April 11th

12 pm Brown Bag Lunch: Meet-up and Artist Talk with Simon Draper at The Bridge PAI. Simon will discuss Habitat for Artists - how it got started, where else he has done the project, and what it was like to work in Charlottesville.
Afternoon: Volunteers/the public are invited to help move the Habitats to new locations throughout the City. All the moving Habitats (Habitat for Artists, Bee Habitat, Bike Habitat, and "While You Wait" Habitat) will be moved by end of day Friday.

Saturday, April 12th

Habitats will be at the following sites for the day as people are walking around:

  • Habitat for Artists
  • Bike Habitat 
  • "While You Wait"
  • Bee Habitat: at Maya

Sunday, April 13th

Simon will participate in the Art Bike Ride.  


  • Resident Artist: Simon Draper