The Center for Visual Artists (CVA) is a non-profit organization that supports emerging artists of all ages through educational programs, exhibition opportunities and community outreach.


Through education and exhibition programs, the CVA builds and strengthens bonds within the Greensboro community and enables anyone at any skill level to engage and experience the arts. We believe that the visual arts can be used as a tool for personal and social development. 

Our program of work grows from our efforts to create opportunities for families to participate in the arts and local artists to share their talents with others. The CVA strives to foster the education of families through the visual arts and engage our diverse community. The desired outcome for our organization is to ensure that there are visual art offerings in Greensboro that are approachable, accessible, and affordable. 


The Center for Visual Artists (CVA) is the merger of two long-standing Greensboro community visual arts agencies, The Center for Creative Arts (est. 1965) and the Greensboro Artists’ League (est. 1956). These organizations joined forces in 2005 to form a comprehensive art education center that encompasses both arts education and art exhibition.


The CVA is a 501(c)(3) visual art non-profit organization. Through patrons, members, and grant support the CVA continues to offer visual arts programming to the local community. Without the strong support of our members, volunteers, and the Greensboro community, our efforts would not be possible. Click here to see a list of our current supporters.