Trestle's primary aim is to foster creativity by expanding opportunities and providing exposure for contemporary artists and curators.

Trestle promotes a variety of artistic practices and facilitates rigorous explorations of art through exhibitions, performances and screenings.

With an expanding network of academic and cultural communities in the United States and abroad, Trestle offers a range of resources including calls for art, group critiques, public art talks and professional development workshops.

In a combined effort, Trestle and its sister organization, Brooklyn Art Space, seek to alleviate typical art world pressures so artists can focus on the development of their work.