If you’ve ever been to The Clayton Center for a meeting, a show or just to pay a bill, it’s likely that you have noticed the artwork that hangs in our main lobby. The art exhibits are curated by Clayton Visual Arts, a member organization that prides itself on being the primary visual arts programming group in Clayton.
CVA recently announced its 22nd annual Art Faire competition, which is typically displayed at The Clayton Center. Amid COVID-19 concerns and the shut down of the Center to the public, CVA will hold the 2020 event online. The virtual Art Faire will require artists to submit images of their artwork for judging. Visit CVA online for details about the competition.
Over the years, CVA has sponsored a variety of diverse projects. They sponsor visual art shows and juried competitions, as well as conducting artist’s demonstrations and teaching seminars, and providing forums for artists to display and sell their work. The group sponsors fundraising events to provide financial support to maintain its own programs and operations and support special public arts projects, and works to maximize the overall quality, diversity and accessibility to all the area’s arts activities.
Founded in 1999, CVA became a partner of The Clayton Center and the Town of Clayton in 2004, just a few short years after The Clayton Center doors were opened. In addition to curating the art exhibits, CVA uses space at The Clayton Center for its member meetings, its monthly Meet the Artists receptions and other special events.
We look forward to Clayton Visual Arts continuing their work in the community and at The Clayton Center when we are ready to resume operations.