The CVA Building will be Temporarily Closed 

The CVA is focused on offering a clean and healthy environment for all its visitors and employees. We have made the difficult decision to close temporarily. We are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 virus both locally and globally and will reopen at a time that is safe and beneficial for our community.
In addition to the closure, the following events are canceled or postponed:
  • The Denver Small Press Fest originally scheduled for March 21st is now postponed until July 11th, 2020.
  • We will be also be closed for First Fridays and Third Fridays until further notice.
Any other changes and closures will be posted on social media and updated on our website as they happen. Click here to keep up to date on the measures being taken by MSU Denver and Auraria Campus.
In the meantime, take of yourselves and each other!
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.

Ways We Can Still Connect:

Geometric designs in pastel colors with event titleStay Home and Join Us for our Socially Distant Culture Club!

Let's socialize from a distance! We're taking our monthly art happy hour online with a virtual Culture Club. Find out more here!

Coming Soon

Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition Call for Entry

Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition

This juried exhibition will showcase the creative range of MSU Denver alumni both near and far. Exhibition to open May 22 and runs through July 18, 2018.





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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, Corona Insights, Delta Dental, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors. 


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Third Fridays at CVA

Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, we will be suspending Third Friday gatherings until further notice.