Events at CVA


CVA offers artist talks, tours, lectures, workshops, classes and much more to foster a deeper understanding of the work we have on view. Most programs are free to attend and open to all. Subscribe to CVA Happenings, our monthly newsletter, to stay in the know about our latest offerings.

Art + Action Lab Fashion Show

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Art + Action Lab Intern Fashion Show
RESCHEDULED for April 19, 6pm

CVA is excited to bring back the Art + Action Lab Intern Fashion Show! Our high school interns have been working since October on fashion designs inspired by themes that matter most to each of them. Working alongside creative professionals in the field, the interns have gained the knowledge and skills to pull off fantastic designs. Last year’s fashion show was such a success that we had to do it again!

Free, registration required.

Register To Attend

Exhibition Opening

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Collective Nouns: MSU Denver Faculty & Staff

May 24, 2024
CVA Member Preview: 5:30pm
Public Reception: 6-8pm

Collective Nouns is a biennial exhibition that brings together diverse and distinguished artists working across a wide variety of media representing each artist’s unique experiences, influences, and interests. This exhibition offers a peek into the studio art and design practices of MSU Denver’s creative faculty and staff, celebrating our vibrant visual art community.


Jeweler and Visual Artist Georgina Treviño

Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 – 7:00

Georgina Treviño is a contemporary artist and jeweler from Tijuana, Mexico based in San Diego, California. In 2004 she earned a BA in Applied Design with an Emphasis in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from San Diego State University. She has worked directly with celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bad Bunny, Rosalia, 2Chainz, Bella Hadid, Lizzo, Doja Cat, Kali Uchis, as well as brands like Nike, E.l.f. cosmetics, Bimba y Lola, Fenty, Guess & Spotify.

The Visiting Artist, Scholar & Designer Program fosters participation and collaboration with both the institution and the MSU Denver community. An integral part of MSU Denver Art’s mission, the Visiting Artist, Designer & Scholar Program is an invaluable resource for students, faculty, and the community. The program is an interdisciplinary and culturally inclusive initiative, bringing nationally and internationally renowned artists, designers, and scholars to engage with the Department of Art. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place at the Center for Visual Art


First Friday Art Walk

Summer 2022 First Friday Faces

Art District on Santa Fe First Friday Art Walk
First Friday of every month, 6-8pm

The First Friday Art Walks are the signature event of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. All year round, rain or shine, the District comes alive on the first Friday of each month as thousands of visitors descend upon Santa Fe Drive to view art from hundreds of artists in galleries, studios, co-ops, upstairs, downstairs, in alleys, on the street—everywhere!


On First Fridays, CVA always has something fun happening, whether it’s vendors and cultural partners in the parking lot, fantastic exhibitions in the galleries, or art-making activities in the classroom, there’s something for everyone!