The Wisconsin Visual Artists began in the year 1900 as the first professional association of artists in Wisconsin, and has continued for 123 years as an educational, supportive, and connective force for artists within the state. WVA offers a community and a support system to artists at any stage in their career. Because the organization is run by artists for artists, we are dedicated to the well-being and fair treatment of Wisconsin artists through the forging of creative partnerships, exhibition opportunities, monthly meetings, publications, programming, arts advocacy, and more.  

WVA hosts many exhibitions each year, and partners with the Museum of Wisconsin Art to execute the Wisconsin Artist Biennial.