center for the visual arts                       2016 Small Business of the Year   - Charitable Non-Profit -  

center for the visual arts
Small Business
of the Year
  - Charitable Non-Profit -


Be part of a vibrant and growing local arts scene!

CVA Memberships and Annual Support are the foundation of outstanding exhibits and professional arts instruction.

Please remember us in your giving.
Donate online or by mail.



Our CVA Classroom in Washington Square is now OPEN! Stop by on Tuesdays and Fridays for drop in classes with Val, take a pottery class on Wednesday evenings, or sign your kids up for after school painting/drawing club! Click the link below to see a full list of classes and to register online!

Fresh Impressionism- The Nature of Trees with Val Berkely

Sunday May 1st, 2016
Washington Square Studio

Book your spot in Val Berkely's new one-day acrylic landscape painting workshop "Fresh Impressionism- The Nature of Trees" !

$95 provides ALL you need to complete a 16"x20" canvas wired ready to hang. Perfect for all levels, even beginners.


Add To Cart
Mother's Day Workshop with Val Berkely

Sunday, May 8th, 11am-4pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
CVA's Studio Space Washington Square.  

For Mother's Day: Give her the Day Off! Register her for Val Berkely's NEW workshop:  Oil Paint + Cold Wax Sampler

ALL you need to complete at least FOUR small paintings.

Cold wax is a buttery additive to water-based oil paint; no solvents, fume-free; think using your fingers to paint with "frosting". Endless textured layers too using tools from the kitchen junk drawer!

Sign up!  Space is limited.  Scholarships are available, but you have to apply.

Add To Cart



The Center for the Visual Arts has three distinct galleries, each showcasing the talented artists of Central Wisconsin.
All events held in the galleries are free and open to the public.


The Flowers are Burning: Incandescent Watercolors
by Mary Kay Neumann and Helen Klebesadel

March 18 - May 14
                         Gala: Friday, March 25th, 5-7pm                      
*Watercolor demonstration by Helen Klebesadel on Saturday, March 26th beginning at 10am in the CVA Loft Gallery. Open to the public!

K-12 Visual Expressions - Wausau School District

March 18 - May 14
                       Gala: Friday, March 25th, 5-7pm                      




To be an artist is to believe in life.  
To be a supporter of the arts is to give life!
-Henry Moore