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.

Opening Reception


Opening Reception – Pressing for Change
January 5
CVA Member Preview 5:30-6pm
Public Reception 6-8pm

Join us for a first look at the Pressing for Change exhibition, an exhibition of 10 contemporary artists examining our environment, either directly or through its effects on culture and identity, and the changing world. These multi-disciplinary artists have printmaking at the core of their artmaking practice. The opening reception celebrates the artists and artwork on view in the exhibition.

Artist Talks


Artist Talk
February 1, 5:30-6:30pm

A conversation with Susan Goethel Campbell.
Free, registration required. (link coming soon).


Artist Talk
February 21, 5:30-6:30pm

A conversation with John Hitchcock, Raymundo Muñoz, and Karen Kunc.
Free, registration required. (link coming soon).


Artist Talk
February 29, 5:30-6:30pm

A conversation with Diane Fine and Mario Laplante
Free, registration required. (link coming soon).

Art + Action Lab Fashion Show

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Art + Action Lab Intern Fashion Show
March 15, 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!

Culture Club


Culture Club
March 20, 6-8pm

CVA’s artmaking happy hour where we learn new techniques in community with other creatives. All levels welcome. Event details and ticket link coming soon.

Tickets: CVA Members – $15, General Public – $20.

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!