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.

Cherish Marquez

Cultivate Artist Talk

October 13, 2022, 6 pm

We’ll hear from artists Tsehai Johnson, Viviane Le Courtois, Sammy Lee, Heather Link-Bergman, and Cherish Marquez about their work on view in the Cultivate exhibition.

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3° 16′ 0″ S, 79° 58′ 0″ W_Maria Jose Argenzio_Banana Craze

Banana Craze Artist and Curator Online Talk

October 19, 2022, 11 am

Join CVA for a virtual conversation with Banana Craze curators Dr. Blanca Serrano and Dr. Juanita Solano, along with exhibiting artists María José Argenzio and Rachelle Mozman Solano.

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Food Waste Workshop

October 20, 2022, 4 pm

Approximately one third (or 1.3 billion tons) of the world food supply is lost or wasted—enough to feed 2 billion people each year. Workshop participants will look at the issue of food waste on a global, national, and local scale, applying both a social and environmental lens. Rylee McCone, Waste Diversion Specialist with the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program, will lead a discussion on the factors contributing to food waste, the EPA’s food recovery hierarchy, and local organizations and efforts working to address the issue.

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Collaborative Dance Performance

October 21, 2022, 6 pm

MSU Denver Department of Theatre and Dance students will perform their individual dances choreographed in response to the artwork on view in the Banana Craze & Cultivate exhibitions.

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First Fridays

First Friday Art Walks

The First Friday Art Walks are the signature event of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. CVA will be open until 8:00pm for first Friday with art making and activities both indoors and out including, food trucks, the Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, and the Denver Fashion truck. Wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose is required while indoors. See what else is happening on Santa Fe.