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

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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 Garden of Eatin'
Featuring: Jesse Mangerson, Mary Robinson,
and Jan Stommes

May 20 - July 16
                         Gala: *Friday, May 20th, 5-7pm                      


 7th Congressional District Art Competition
       "An Artistic
May 20 - July 16
       Gala: *Friday, May 20th, 5-7pm     

The Garden of Eatin' Gala: May 20th, 2016

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- Cold Wax and Oil Workshop

Sunday May 22nd, 2016
Washington Square Studio

Book your spot in Val Berkely's new one-day cold wax and oil painting workshop! It's like painting with frosting!

$95 provides ALL you need to complete a beautiful one of a kind piece!Perfect for all levels, even beginners.


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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.

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What's New: 

The Women's Community

The Journey Tree Project - An Artistic Exploration of Survivor's Lives and Personal Growth



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