Lecture Series & Events

Chautauqua Visual Arts (CVA) hosts a public lecture series of profound thought leaders in the visual arts from all over the world. We are delighted to present luminaries who will share their current projects and discuss relevant topics of the day.

All of our lectures and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise listed.

Additionally, CVA is meant to be a place where people can visit freely, participate, share and experience a wide variety of master and enrichment classes and workshops through our programming in our physical Arts Quad, the large Drawing Room and our Galleries. There is something for anyone who wants to embrace their creativity, even if they’re simply curious to take a peek and observe those who are professional artists living a creative life. Come join us.

To watch recordings of our past Chautauqua Visual Arts Lecture Series and other events, visit and subscribe to our YouTube playlist.

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Latest Past Events

Friends of CVA Social Evenings

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, back porch

In the hopes of fostering and growing our Friends of CVA community, we are hosting two Social Evenings on the porch of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center on July 12 and August 9 from 6:00-8:00pm. Kick back and join us for a glass of wine and conversation – the galleries will be open late especially for you!

“Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition” Opening Reception

Fowler-Kellogg Art Center: 1st Floor

"Into the Blue: Open CVA Members Exhibition" Opening Reception August 7, 3–5 p.m. Exhibition runs August 7–August 23. We invite all Exhibiting Members of CVA to submit work related to this year’s theme and title – Into the Blue. These works can reference the soothing color of the sea, the sky peeking through clouds, or […]

Art in the Park

Miller Park

Hosted by the Friends of CVA, Art in the Park is an open art fair with 70+ vendors held in Miller Park, showcasing art by members of the Chautauqua community, artists-in-residence from the School of Art, and artisans from the region around Chautauqua Institution. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, prints, Chautauqua-themed trinkets, pieces made […]

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