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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.



Upcoming Events

July 19

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First & Third Fridays at CVA

CVA is open late til 8 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. SOLD OUT

August 1

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Collectivism Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of Collectivism from 6-8! CVA Members get to see it first starting at 5:30 during our VIP Preview. RSVP

August 2

Party in the Lot

CVA's Party in the Lot

Our annual summer block party featuring music, art and performances by the Secret Love Collective, DJ Zwicky and CVA Creative Industries interns that champion creativity and community. This year’s event celebrates individuality, identity and the myriad ways we can express and shape ourselves. Featured vendors include Old School Cool Market, La Casa, MSU Denver Clay Club and the MSU Denver LGBTQ Resource Center.

August 10

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Bilingual Family Day

See art, make art as a family. Enjoy a free, interactive tour of Collectivism available in Spanish and English followed by one hour of guided studio time. All materials provided; all ages welcome. GET FREE TICKETS

August 13

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Culture Club

CVA's new, monthly art making "arty" hour. Get to know fellow art lovers and explore a new technique every month in our studio. This month we'll be making wearable art inspired by Collectivism.

FREE for CVA Members  |   $10 for nonmembers  |   GET TICKETS

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.