A gift to the CVA is a gift to the community. You can support CVA in many ways.


Why support CVA?

Exhibitions at CVA encapsulate the power of art and its ability to spark dialogue and create pathways to change. Whether giving voice to local artists or those with international reach, CVA’s exhibitions address complex social issues in a visual language unlike any other form of communication. Visitors take a deeper dive into the concepts presented while being encouraged toward curiosity and creativity as they explore contemporary art.


What your support helps us offer:

  • Free admission to all exhibitions
  • Interactive tours for groups
  • Artist lectures and panels
  • Workshops with exhibiting artists
  • Paid internships for creative teens
  • Tailored, hands-on workshops for all ages
  • Professional development for MSU Denver students through paid employment, internships, and classes.


To make a donation please select one of the two funds below. Donations made to the Center for Visual Art will go towards funding our exhibitions, programs, and free admission for all. Donations made to the Art + Action Lab will go towards our education program and funding stipends, materials, and programming for the high school internship program. Either way, your support is immeasurably appreciated.


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, Sammy Lee, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors.