The Center for Visual Art provides diverse, high-quality art experiences that bring local and international artists, MSU Denver students and the broader community together to advance the global urban dialogue.


Up Next:

June 22

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Bilingual Family Day

See art, make art as a family. Enjoy a one hour interactive tour available in both Spanish and English followed by one hour of studio time. All materials provided, just bring your ideas! All ages welcome.

July 5

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First Fridays at CVA

CVA is open late til 9 pm for viewing and free, all ages art making in our studio during Denver's Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walk

July 19

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Reductive Woodcut Demo with Javier Flores

Join us for this free, all-ages workshop to learn how to make a multi-color woodblock prints with artist Javier Flores and gain insight on his beautiful artmaking process.



On View:

MSU Denver Art Department Exhibition

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Morocco Through Four Lenses

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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, Denver Arts and Venues – Imagine 2020, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, Delta Dental, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors. 

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