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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



First Fridays

First Friday Art Walks have returned in person!

The First Friday Art Walks are the signature event of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. CVA will be open until 8:00pm for the first Friday of each month, with a reduced capacity of 150 people. Please note that you may have to wait outside for entry, especially after 7:00pm.


Opening Reception



CVA welcomes you to the opening reception of Armor. The exhibition addresses dfferent ways artists express concepts of bodily protection and the means by which we arm and mend ourselves physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Friday, July 30

Member Preview: 5:30-6:00pm

Public Reception: 6:00-8:00pm 

Water, Papers & Rhythm


Korean paper felting exploration with Sammy Seung-min Lee. Workshop participants will explore an array of felting and casting techniques using Hanji (Korean mulberry paper).

Thursday, September 16


Registration link coming soon!


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. Fall 2020/Spring 2021's visiting artists, scholars and designers lectures will be held online. To virtually attend, please visit