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CVA Hosts Wausau Region Chamber Business PM

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

When the rest of the business community clocks out, Wausau Region Chamber members
(and non-members) clock in to enjoy one of their favorite networking programs!

Member businesses host these fun, relaxed networking programs to showcase their facilities and present their business
to members and non-members. Business PMs serve as a gateway for you to build your professional and personal networks,
strengthen existing relationships and promote your business.  Great food, beverages and door prizes await!
Must be 21 to attend and be present to win door prizes.

You're invited to check out the Center for the Visual Arts!


7th Annual Art of Wine

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Funds raised during this event ensure that the CVA can continue to show engaging exhibits free of charge,
conduct affordable classroom instruction for all ages, and bring free family projects to community events throughout the year.


Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and all of our sponsors! 

Workshop with UWMC Artist in Residence:
Henry Li

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.


Photo credit: Jason Houge

Photo credit: Jason Houge


Click the button above to complete the prospectus and submit images for the upcoming competitive exhibit, Roots - The Ties That Bind.

For a pdf of the prospectus click HERE.


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.

Ancestral Women:
Elders from Wisconsin's 12 Tribes

By Mary Burns, Award Winning Jacquard Weaver

September 23 - November 12, 2016
                         *Gala: Friday, September 30, 5-7pm                      


 CVA Volunteer/Student Exhibit

September 23 - November 12, 2016
     *Gala: Friday, September 30, 5-7pm     

September 10th-11th

Thank you for attending this GREAT Festival Weekend!


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

Learn more about Chalkfest HERE!

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 June 5th, 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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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