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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

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Socially Distant Culture Club

Let's socialize from a distance! We're taking our monthly art happy hour online with a virtual Culture Club. Below you will find this week's artist inspiration, creative how-tos, and recipes. Create one or all of the things included below and be sure to share them with us.

Please join us on Facebook as each week's artists embark on an art adventure like no other. Then, grab a drink and some snacks and meet us on Zoom for happy hour. Find out more here!

Wednesdays at 4 pm


Small Press Fest

Leon Gallery and is PRESS are proud to announce the resurrection of Denver Small Press Fest, a free exploration of Denver print media. This event will celebrate zines, journals, periodicals, books and printmaking in the Center for Visual Art. The festival envisions print in a new context: incorporating art, music, literature, poetry and DIY projects – all surrounded by good friends. More than fifty vendors will be present, giving Denver a taste of what’s been hiding in the underground.

July 11th

May 22 - July 18

Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition Call for Entry

Reconect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition 

This juried exhibition will showcase the creative range of MSU Denver alumni both near and far. 





Visiting Artist, Scholar & Designer Program


CVA is proud to be the venue for MSU Denver Art Department's Visiting Artist, Scholar & Designer Program (VASD). The VASD program fosters participation and collaboration with both MSU Denver and the broader community. An integral part of MSU Denver's mission, the Visiting Artist, Designer & Scholar Program is an invaluable resource for students, faculty and the community.

All VASD lectures & talks are free and open to the public. Learn more about Fall 2019/Spring 2020's visiting artists, scholars and designers below.