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.

Each lecture and discussion occurs on the second Tuesday evening of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST, year round. We welcome everyone to attend online and to participate by asking questions live, in conversation with our guests. All of our talks are free and open to the public and recorded for your viewing pleasure beyond the live lecture.

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

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Asia Freeman

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Asia Freeman co-founded the non-profit multidisciplinary art space, Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska where she serves as Artistic Director today. Asia writes, curates, teaches and speaks about art. Asia’s paintings are represented in Alaskan museums and private collections worldwide. She serves on the Boards of National Performance Network and Alaska Arts and Culture […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: John Sabraw

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

An activist and environmentalist, John Sabraw’s paintings, drawings and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. He collaborates with scientists on many projects, and one of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams. […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, the Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts, believes in the power of the arts to mobilize and transform community. She was a member of the Transition Team for Mayor DiBlasio, serves on Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation and sits on many grant panels across the country. Hoong […]

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