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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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Upcoming Events

May 24

Layout banner reading 10th Biennial Art Department Exhibition Opening May 24 and on view through July 20, 2019

10th Biennial MSU Denver Art Department Exhibition

Peek into the studio art and design practices of MSU Denver’s art faculty and staff and join us in celebration of our vibrant visual art community.

June 7

Banner reading Apples Eating the Globe Ceramics Workshop with Tsehai Johnson

Apples: Eating the Globe with Tsehai Johnson

Join us for this free, all-ages workshop to learn how to make ceramic apples and have your newly-created piece be a part of the 10th Biennial MSU Denver Art Department Exhibition

June 18

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Culture Club

Meet and mingle with art lovers and try out new techniques every month in our studio. Culture Club is CVA’s new art making happy hour – we supply the space, snacks and supplies, you bring your ideas and your favorite beverages. Join us this June to learn how to make Surrealist exquisite corpse lino prints.

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 19

Banner reading Reductive Woodcut Workshop with Javier Flores

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.


First and Third Fridays

CVA is open late from 6-8 pm every first and third Friday of the month for Denver's Art District on Santa Fe Friday Art Walks.

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.

Please check back soon for announcements for Fall 2019.