Bringing Art Inspiration,
Information, and Education
to the Clayton Community

Art for non artists

FREE Introductory Art Classes for Curious Adults

“Beginner Pen and Ink”
Wednesday, May 15 – 6:30-8:30pm

call for entry

You are invited to enter the
“Capturing Clayton 2024” – Photography Competition and Exhibition.

Photographers of all levels are encouraged to enter. Accepted entries will be displayed in The Clayton Center for the month of May. Deadline: April 24, 2024.

call for artists

Clayton Visual Arts application for the July-June monthly exhibits season held in The Clayton Center is currently closed.
If you have received an acceptance please pay the exhibit fee by clicking on the link below.  

april exhibit at the clayton center

exhibit schedule

at The Clayton Center

March: Carolina Preserve Art Group, multiple media

April: Eric McRay, painting and collage; Corinne Miller, acrylic and watercolor; Chris Pappas, paint and pen; Bethany Hadden, mixed media on wood

May: Capturing Clayton, photography

June: Kathleen Nobles, oil and acrylic; Ed Frantz, acrylic, graphite and colored pencil; Medrith Nuttle, acrylic

calendar of events

April 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
March 31, 2024
April 1, 2024
April 2, 2024(1 event)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Clayton Center
Registration is required and limited to members of Clayton Visual Arts. Click HERE to register.

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April 3, 2024
April 4, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Clayton Center

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April 5, 2024
April 6, 2024
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April 11, 2024
April 12, 2024
April 13, 2024
April 14, 2024
April 15, 2024
April 16, 2024
April 17, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Legion Post #71
1300 Old U.S. Hwy 70
Clayton, NC 27520
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Info coming soon....

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April 18, 2024
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May 1, 2024
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May 4, 2024

Upcoming Events


All members are invited to attend CVA’s monthly meetings. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month at The Clayton Center, 111 E 2nd St, Clayton, NC 27520 in the Poole Room at 12 noon.

The monthly artists reception is typically held at the Clayton Center on the Thursday immediately following the member meeting. Join us.

Click the “Calendar” button for details.


As a CVA member you will have opportunities to network with local artists, pay discounted entry fees and have your artwork featured on CVA’s website.

Participate in member only shows and events, and have your art exhibited at the The Clayton Center, the hub for the Town Hall, Public events and concerts for the town of Clayton. 

Click the “Join CVA” button for details.


Your sponsorship works directly to bring local artists, local leaders and the broader community together to enrich the area in which we live and work. 

We’re supported in part by The Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation and private donations.

Artists and art lovers have the opportunity to support CVA (a 501(c)3 organization). Click the “Become a Sponsor” button for more info.

celebrating diversity in the visual arts

Painting – Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor
Drawing – Graphite, Colored Pencils, Pen and Ink, Oil Pastels, Pastels
Printmaking     Photography
Traditional and Contemporary Fine Crafts – Fiber, Glass, Paper, Wood, Jewelry, Felting, Mixed Media

“Every artist was first an amateur.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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