Friday JUNE 3 Cannon Mine Joel and Friends 7:30-9:30pm East Simpson Coffee Company Live Music TBA! 6:00-9:00 Front Range Brewing Co. Friday Afternoon Club: Live Music on the Patio! 5:00-7:00 Saturday JUNE 4 Lafayette Public Library Students of the FARM School! Noon-1pm Cannon Mine Jill and Stew 7:30-9:30pm East Simpson Coffee Company Balboa Swing Dance-Live music by Jeremy Mohney Band 6:30-10:30 Liquid Mechanics Taylor Radio 8:00pm Front Range Brewing Company Big Hibiscus 6:30-9:30 Sunday JUNE 5 East Simpson Coffee Company Bluegrass Jam with Lonny Lewis and Janeen Bogue noon-3 The Post Brewing Company Music in the Yard featuring Treehorn 1:00-4:00pm
Art Night Out June 17
Lafayette is proud to highlight award winning, Colorado musicians and Lafayette -crafted beer as part of its monthly summer art series, Art Night Out. Rebecca Folsom with bring her soulful sounds to Art Night Out on June 17. Lafayette’s focus on art, original music, local bands and products, and a vibrant community, sets Art Night Out apart from other area festivals. Every third Friday, May through September, Art Night Out will feature an expanded beer and wine garden area, more artist booths, free children’s activities, and six food trucks. The street fair festivities and beer garden begin at 5:00 pm and are held along Public Road, from Emma to Cannon Streets. Bands perform from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Festival Plaza. Only local, Lafayette-brewed beer will be served at the ARTS!Lafayette Beer Garden. 2016 Art Night Out Bands & Beer: June 17 – Rebecca Folsom – Acoustic Rock and Alt-Country Odd 13 Brewing and The Post Brewing Company July 15 – Spring Fever Bluegrass – Bluegrass Front Range Brewing Company and Odd 13 Brewing August 19 – Mama Lenny – Soul & Rock Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company and Front Range Brewing Company September 16 – Ginga – Brazilian & Samba Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company and The Post Brewing Company
Theater Company of Lafayette Presents
“Time of My Life” By Alan Ayckbourn; Directed by Ian Gerber May 14 - June 4; Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Tickets at: www.tclstage.org or call 1-800-838-3006 Theater Company of Lafayette@The Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO 80026 Put down that cellphone and listen up: “Time of My Life” promises to be the best restaurant conversation you’ve ever eavesdropped on! Meet the Stratton’s: Gerry Stratton has organized a family dinner with his sons Glyn and Adam at his favorite North London restaurant to celebrate his wife Laura's 54th birthday. As he proposes a toast to happy times, something quite different happens. Family skeletons come tumbling from all directions as stories are ingeniously played out in past, present, and future. Note: Due to adult themes, this show is not recommended for children.
Center for Musical Arts
On June 6, Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts kicks off another summer of classes and concerts in Lafayette! We offer over two dozen camps, classes, and workshops, as well as individual private instrumental and voice lessons. Space is limited, so register now! Check out details for our entire summer program at COmusic.org. Starting in June, kids can dance their way into music in our Intro to Dalcroze Class or get started on violin with Colorado Twinklers Violin Camp. Musicians, techies and Trekkies can explore Electronic Music in our one-day Build a Theremin! Workshop on June 25th. A Theremin is a 20th-century electronic instrument that is played by waiving your hands in the air. We provide everything you need and help you build a working Theremin to take home with you! To register for these classes and for full details on all our summer programs, visit COmusic.org.
Festival of Faerie
Lafayette's fairy festival takes place Saturday, June 18, with a kickoff parade at 10 a.m. starting in the parking lot at The Post on West Emma Street. Festival of Faerie is all-Lafayette: electric, artistic and exciting. Festival founder Yvonne Larson, a long-time resident of Lafayette, organized the event specifically to give families a high-energy creative outlet where parents and children can experience flights of fantasy together with free, hands-on activities. Funding provided by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and local Lafayette businesses. Come on! Put away your video games and pick up a sword, or a pair of wings. Unleash your inner Fae!!
(for more info go to www.festivaloffaerie.com )All groups, including festival organizers Yvonne Larson (founder) and her trusty leprechaun, Tomas O'Dreams are available for interviews. Yvonne Larson 303 819 4697, email@example.com; Tomas O'Dreams (aka Liam) 720 612 0926
Artist wanted for booths at Art Night Out
Call for Artists and vendors! We are striving for a rich variety of arts, media, and crafts. Most of our booth spaces are reserved for arts and fine crafts. There will also be booths with arts activities for kids and teens, and local arts and cultural organizations. This is an arts focused event and non-arts related vendors may not apply. Public Road will be closed between Cannon and Emma Streets, creating a traffic free zone for our artists and cultural arts related booths. The beer and wine garden area will extend to the entire vendor area this year as part of an expansion to make Art Night Out a more inviting, inclusive area for art vendors and patrons, alike. Dates: May 20, June 17, July15, August 19, September 16. Fill out the application to apply. More information about Art Night Out
Lafayette Library Summer Programs
Summer Reading Begins! Read Books. Have Fun. Earn Prizes. Sign up online www.cityoflafayette.com/summerreading or at the library. FREE book for all participants babies-grade 12. Adults read and enter prize drawings! Summer Reading June 1-July 31; Prizes Awarded June 8-July 31
Bluegrass Concert by FARM School Saturday, June 4, 12:30 pm Sunday Coloring for Adults Sunday, June 5, 2 pm Giant Puppet Making Friday, June 10, 10:30 am All ages! Death Cafe Thursday, June 16, 6 pm Rediscovering and Restoring the North American Prairie Thursday, June 16, 6-7:30 pm Adults and Grades 6+ Puppet Show with Ventriloquist Meghan Casey Friday, June 17, 10:30 am, Kids of all ages! Create a Paper Lantern Friday, June 24, 3 pm Ages 7-13, register! Register in advance. Paint with your iPhone! Thursday, June 30, 6 pm Space limited-register online Register in advance
Build a Theremin
Local new media artist David Fodel is offering a workshop on building a Theremin using open-source tools: Build a Theremin! Ages: All A one day workshop for audio adventurers of all ages. Using open source electronic hardware and software we will build a modern version of the famous Theremin… an instrument that you play by moving your hands in the air! No previous electronics or programming experience required. All electronics materials will be provided, but each participant needs to bring their own laptop with internet capabilities. Take your DIY instrument home with you and keep developing it! Dates: Saturday June 25 or July 23; Time: 10am- 1pm Registration deadline: June 10 or July 8 Tuition: $40 (plus $30 materials fee) Instructor: David Fodel (www.davidfodel.com) Register here: www.comusic.org/summer-camps-and-classes/#BuildTheremin
Dance Camps at RAD
Reverence Academy of Dance, with 15 years in Lafayette, is producing summer dance camps and classes. Various age groups and levels with a great little show and a trip to the pool each week! www.reverenceweb.com, 303-661-0719. 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette, 80026 Camps and classes start next week - June 6. Are you registered? GR 1 and Modern. Summer Camps & Classes 2016 Information - Reverence Academy of Dance
Volunteers Needed for Art Night Out
Art Night Out is staffed with volunteers from the community. Most volunteers will be posted at the entry gates to the beer and wine garden, a great job to be able to visit with people and be part of the action! Other volunteers, who have completed training, will help check id's, take money and serve beer. The beer & wine area has been expanded to include ALL of the arts vendors. To accommodate this, we will need FIVE entry gates - that means lots more volunteers! each 1.5 hour shift will earn a free drink coupon from ARTS!Lafayette. We need 85 Volunteers per night to make it work! Beer Garden/Art Night Out Shifts: Set up crew A 2:00 - 3:30pm Set up crew B 3:30 – 5:00pm Shift #1 5:00 – 6:30 pm Shift #2 6:30 – 8:00 pm Shift #3 8:00 - 9:30 pm Clean-up crew 9:15 – 10:45 pm Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or get more information here.
Kids Summer Art Camp at pARTiculars!
Summer Art Camp at pARTiculars is always a highlight of the season. This year we will offer kids a Passport to Creativity. Campers will be introduced to art from cultures around the world as they explore a variety of media including paint, clay, drawing, encaustic and more. Projects developed from Chihuly art glass, aboriginal Australian painting, and ancient wax painting are a few of the fun things our professional artist teachers have in store. June 20-24, 2016 and/or July 25-29, 2016; $125 per week 9am-noon: Ages 7-11 1-4pm: ages 11 and up For detailed information: Ages 7-11: Debra Bond / email@example.com; Ages 11 and up: Jeanne Hougen / firstname.lastname@example.org Click to register: Ages 7-11; or Ages 11 and up Or call us at 720.890.7888
Summer Session at FARM School
Have You Always wanted to pick in a bluegrass circle, start a band, or take your musical skills to the next level? The FARM School is now taking students for the summer session!! Whether you play a traditional stringed instrument, bluegrass instrument or want to learn how to sing like a pro, we have a great staff of teachers who want to work with you!! Check us out at: savagefiddler.com/farm-school/ to get all signed up and playing! Also- mark your calendars! The FARM School will be holding our annual open house and picking party on July 6! We will feature the GREAT old-time band Foghorn String Band in addition to local favorites, the Savage Hearts. Wednesday July 6 from 5-10pm! Make your advance reservations with Annie at email@example.com!
Alley Art Amazin’ adds color to Old Town
Amazing things are happening with the Alley Art Amazin’ group this summer where local artists are volunteering their time and talents to create public art in alleyways around town. The first mural of the season is in progress in the Chase Bank parking lot on North Public Rd. and Geneseo Street. This bold, beautiful fusion of Peacocks and Rainbow Trout is a collaboration of over ten talented volunteers and artists. Look for the Alley Art Amazin' booth in Art Night Out where you can sign up for a mural on your alleyway fence, structure or building, chat with the artists, and make a donation to help us purchase paint! Check out the new Alley Art website at www.AlleyArtAmazin.com to apply for a mural or volunteer, donate, and see a map of all the murals in Old Town Lafayette.
Graficomovile rolls into town
Art in Action: Exploring Social and Eco-Justice with Mexican Printmaking workshop: The Graficomovil (Art Van) will be hosted by the Lafayette Public Library during the week of June 20 through June 28, 2016. Free art workshops for children and adults (see schedule below) on June 28 from 10:30-12:30 at Lafayette Library.Young and old can visit and explore the art exhibit of Artemio Rodriguez inside the Graficiomovil. Participants will learn about the history of printmaking, learn about the significance of Mexican printmaking during the turn of the century as a political tool, Jose Guadalupe Posada's art and the beginning of comic book art. They will be able to use wood and foam stencils that were made by Artemio Rodriguez to construct their own print stories and messages. Adults can also carve/ create their own stencils. Please RSVP so we have enough materials. Register:Zuzabohley@gmail.com or 720-606-3127. Se habla espanol. 10:30-11am: 6-8 years 11am-11:30am: 9-12 years 11:30-12pm: 13-16 years 12-12:30pm: adults That same afternoon, the Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project (LPEP) will have an opportunity to engage in this workshop at Centaurus High School. On April 9th at the Cesar Chavez Celebration at Sanchez Elementary School in Lafayette, students and families visited and explored the Graficomovil (a mobile art exhibit) designed by Mexican artist, printmaker and environmental activist Artemio Rodriguez and made their own art prints with stencils. The Graficomovil in itself is a 1948 truck, covered with art prints in the style of Juan Guadalupe Posada, exploring themes of social and environmental justice: The American Dream, Migrant Heaven, Migrants Dream. The inside of the truck holds an art exhibit of other works by Artemio Rodriguez. The printmaking art workshops, led by local artist Arturo Garcia are made possible through a City of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Grant and additional funding from the Lafayette Youth Advisory Board and the Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project. Additional collaborators/facilitators include the Americas for Conservation + the Arts , the Americas Latino Eco Festival, the Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Latino Advisory Committee.
Plein Air in Boulder County
The Boulder County plein air artist community and the Boulder County Parks and Open Space department and foundation are excited to host the 3rd Plein Air Exhibit featuring Boulder County Parks and Open Space. A plein air paint-out will take place from May 1 through August 11, 2016 on Boulder County open space properties. At this time, artists may venture out onto Boulder County Parks and Open Space properties to create work using oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastel and pencil, as well as 3D mediums such as cloth, wood or clay. Photographs are not eligible. More information including a map and list of recommended area, rules and guidelines and entry fees can be found by visiting www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/paintout. We encourage artists to submit your work to be considered to be included in the “2016 Outdoor Creations - A Boulder County Juried Art Show” that will run October 14 through November 4 at the Great Frame Up – Longmont. Cash prizes will be awarded. The deadline for submissions is August 11. Summer Painting Events Join a painting session led by local artists on one of Boulder County's Parks and Open Space properties. These sessions are not art classes but rather an opportunity to get together with other artists while receiving support and guidance from the artists leading the sessions. Space in the sessions is limited so visit www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/paintout today
Church of the Arts launches fund raising campaign
Church of the Arts is asking for some love. We're fundraising to build a brand new space! We plan on receiving many funds from grants, private donors and corporate sponsors but we need you to help us get started! Logos, literature, a website and more need to be developed before we can really pursue larger donations. We've partnered with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit that allows you to make tax deductible donations. Even $20 makes a difference! Donate now! www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=14127
WOW! offers children's art and music
Story Times & Music • Mountain Kids Story Time - Every Thursday at Noon • Spellbinders Storytelling - June 17th at 10:30am • Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement - June 17th at 1:00pm June Crafts • Sun Catcher Paper Lantern - June 5th • Ocean Animals Craft - June 8th • Father's Day Craft - June 18th & June 19th All craft activities are available in the Art Room and are included with Museum admission! For more information visit our new website! www.wowchildrensmuseum.org
Music and Movement - Rhythm and Rhyme
Music and Movement - Rhythm and Rhyme. Join Michelle and Monte for a Special Read and Dream Big time. Michelle and Monte will lead children through activities of singing, reading and musical play that they will enjoy the rest of the day. Michelle and Monte use their expressive reading and singing to engage young children and inspire in them the desire to read and Dream Big. Thanks to the Lafayette Arts in the Community Grant, Michelle and Monte will provide the first 40 families with a free Book and CD for children, "Sounds Like the Truth" This activity is sponsored by LCAC as part of their Arts in the Community Grant. Where: Waneka Lake (shelter by the boat house) When: Saturday,June 11 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Lafayette's Annual Window Painting Contest is looking for VOLUNTEERS -- for marketing, fundraising, award ceremony set-up/clean up, etc. -- to help make its 6th year better than ever. The Contest Committee will be meeting soon! Please contact Event Chair, Lisa Klein at 720.352.1988 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Learn about Barn Quilts at Art Night Out
Come join Stories to Tell--Barn Quilts of Boulder County on June 17th at Lafayette's Art Night Out from 5-9PM to witness a demonstration of how to make a barn quilt. Participate in the painting of this barn quilt and/or create your own small-scale paper quilt. Join in the creativity and learn more about this Boulder County arts and heritage project that is taking root. Find out more at www.bocobarnquilts.com
Experience Our Galleries
Library Galleries: Our theme this month seems to be joyful energy, with large, exciting work in both of our galleries. Main Gallery: Boundless Fiber Artists present Boundless Joy, an exhibit of large mixed media fiber art during May and June. Boundless Joy is an exuberant show expressing the many facets of joy. Boundless Fiber Artists have met for years in our library as a critique and exhibit group, and their members have garnered dozens of regional, national and international fiber art awards.
Upstairs Gallery: Local artist Mike Giese moves his work to the Upstairs Gallery in May and June. Look for a new assortment of energetic paintings and assemblages from this bold, energetic artist. www.cityoflafayette.com/library
At the Senior Center: Works by students of Donna Flebbe will continue to be on display and will be joined by a few pieces from the Crossing Borders Show.
City Hall Alcove Gallery: The Crossing Borders Show is also on display at Lafayette City Hall. This juried group exhibition explores the immigration experience from a variety of viewpoints and art mediums. Each piece tells a unique story about the artist's experience of immigrating to a new place, the immigration story of the artist's family or friends, and/or a discussion about contemporary issues related to immigration. An artist statement will accompany each piece. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project. The show will be on display at these locations from June 3 through June 29.
Enjoy art at all of the city galleries, Art on the Street sculptures on Public Road, and sculptures that are part of Lafayette's extensive permanent Public Art Collection.
In this issue~
Music Goes Public
Art Night Out
Time of My Life at TCL
CMA Summer Programs Festival of Faerie Artisans wanted for Art Night Out Library offers art, music & culture Build a Theremin Dance Camps at RAD Volunteers needed for Art Night Out Art Camps at pARTiculars Summer at FARM Alley Art Amazin' Plein Air in Boulder County Church of the Arts Fundraising WOW! Art and Music Music and Movement at Waneka Volunteers needed for Children's Art Contest Barn Quilts at Art Night Out Experience our Galleries
Art on the Street
The 2016 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Love is the Answer Artist Sandy Friedman Location: SW Corner of Cleveland St and S. Public Road; Studio R Interiors Material: Steel Price: $ 9,500
"Love Is The Answer" is my response to the gun violence seen across the world and specifically in Colorado.