Center for the Visual Arts

The mission of the CVA is "to engage people in the visual arts and add to the livability of the Wausau regional community." We are proud of our reputation as a recognized art center and we are dedicated to promoting local and regional artists in our Galleries, Gift Shop, and CVA School of Art. In general, the CVA showcases 6 exhibits in the Caroline S. Mark Gallery and Loft Gallery and 7 exhibits in the Transitions Gallery. Our Gift Shop featuring hand made works of art by local and regional artists is open year round.

Hours of Operation

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10-4pm


From Interstate 39 (US Hwy 51), exit on Bridge Street (Exit 193). Turn east (down the hill) onto Bridge Street and continue 1-1/2 miles on Bridge Street, over the Wisconsin River bridge, to 5th Street. Turn right (south) on 5th Street. Proceed ten blocks

Free Admission

  • Yes

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Art