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The mission of Cary Visual Art is to promote, inspire, and support visual arts for the uplifting of the human spirit in the Cary community by organizing and supporting permanent placement of public art in Cary and encouraging the education of young visual artists through our scholarship program.



Cary Visual Art began as a committee of the Cary Chamber of Commerce in 1996 and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1997 to focus on beautifying and uplifting the entire community that resides within Cary’s rapidly expanding town limits through public art. Our founders were a group of individuals and business professionals passionate about the ability of public art to enhance and transform a community.

In our twenty year history, Cary Visual Art has purchased, placed, and promoted over 50 works of public art throughout Cary. Sculpture and two-dimensional works by artists from all over the country are prominently placed in Cary’s public buildings and open spaces, thanks to CVA. Our founding charter members were highly involved with their time and financial resources in the initial years of CVA. As those founding members aged and their priorities shifted, Cary Visual Art’s board transitioned to children or grandchildren of the founding members and other community members passionate about the arts and the Cary community.

Cary Visual Art strives to make all its programs and events accessible to everyone. For more information about accessibility or to request accommodations for an event or program, please contact us at cva@caryvisualart.org.

Cary Visual Art is part of a Learning Community of eleven arts organization that collaborate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.



CVA 2016-2017 Sustainers Circle

 Atlantic Tire & Service | WakeMed Cary Hospital

Wells Fargo | Dick Ladd | Hendrick Cary Auto Mall | Paragon Bank

Alan Copland | Apollo Medical Center | Blue Cross Blue Shield NC | CMC Hotels/SpringHill Suites by Marriott | Fidelity Bank | JM Edwards Fine Jewelry | Don & June Finkbeiner | Dr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony | George and Melba Jordan | Duke Energy | Smith & Smith, CPA | Rob and Susan Alexander | Sally Cox State Farm Insurance | Ralph and Daphne Ashworth | Karen and David Lamar