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: Erika Wong

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Dr. Erika Wong is the founder of To Practise_Practice, a digital-discovery platform that gives early-career artists the toolkit they need to survive in the real world of the art industry. Additionally, she is a practicing artist, podcast cohost of Hyde or Practise and lecturer teaching the value of creative thinking to business students at the […]

CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alpesh Kantilal Patel

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

Alpesh Kantilal Patel is a contemporary art historian, critic, and curator based at Florida International University, Miami, where he directed the MFA program in Visual Arts from 2012-2017. His lecture will be loosely connected to the workshop, a description of which is below, that he leads during the summer. “Storytelling and Worldmaking.” Artworks can be part […]

Devil Is in the Details

CHQ Assembly: Virtual Porch

This inaugural Alumni Exhibition includes a diverse group of Chautauqua School of Art Alumni from various years, personal backgrounds, and studio techniques. Each of the works in this exhibition focus on the details, using processes and compositions that are highly detailed or by rendering the details of our everyday lives. They highlight the meaningful minutiae […]

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