The Center for Visual Art provides diverse, high-quality art experiences that bring local and international artists, MSU Denver students and the broader community together to advance the global urban dialogue.




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Collectivism  |  August 1 - October 19, 2019



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Sept. 21 + 22

Exterior brick facade of the Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver building.

Doors Open Denver at CVA

Join us for a peek into the rich Latinx culture of La Alma/Lincoln Park. CVA will host two free events: West Side Pop-up Poems with CO Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre and Adobe Village Construction where vistors will get a chance to learn about adobe architecture while getting their hands in the mud, building a mini adobe villiage under the guidance of MSU Denver art professors. LEARN MORE

September 25

Illustration of hands creating art

Culture Club

CVA's BYOB art making happy hour! Get to know fellow art lovers and explore a new technique every month in our studio. This month we're literally making magic – perhaps a wand, amulet or enchanted object – inspired by the Shattered Moon Alliance artist collective. 

FREE for CVA Members  |  $10 for nonmembers  |  GET TICKETS

October 4

Image of student dipping a paintbrush into a cup of paint.

First Fridays at CVA

CVA is open late til 8 pm for viewing and free, all ages art making in our studio during Denver's Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walk

October 10

Members of the Secret Love Collective dress in handmade, hand sewn, colorful and vibrant costumes exuberantly parading down the street.

Collect This! Secret Love Collective Game Show

Participants will collect seemingly random elements in order to make art. Puppets, costumes and artful chaos to ensue! GET TICKETS

October 19

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Collectivism Closing

Last chance to see Collectivism! Stop by CVA anytime before Saturday, 10/19 to catch this compelling exhibition before it closes. LEARN MORE



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The Center for Visual Art is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, the Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, the Campbell Foundation Fund, BBVA Compass Foundation, Denver Arts and Venues – Imagine 2020, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, Delta Dental, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors. 


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