Unoccupied: The Importance of Negative Space and exhibit of quilts by the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild
November 15, 6 - 8 pm: Opening Artist Reception. Light food, wine for purchase.
Birds of a Feather: Invitational exhibit celebrating Lafayette's designation as a Bird City USA.
February 7, 6- 8 pm; Artist Reception
Exhibit on display January 9 - March 1, 2020
Mining Memory: Works by Contemporary Navajo Artist Melanie Yazzie
Exhibit on display March 5 - April 26, 2020
Latino Legacy and the Lafayette Swimming Pool: A glimpse into Lafayette History
Exhibit on display April 30 - June 28, 2020
Come to the Collective Community Arts Center 6 - 8 pm for Viva Arts, the First Friday cultural series. Enjoy a night of FREE music , performance, light food and community. Wine for purchase. Join us to meet artists, listen to live music, enjoy some delicious food and see the exhibit. Wine for purchase.
December 6, 6 - 8 pm - Cookies and Caroling Join us for some holiday cheer. Cookies and Caroling. Featuring Alex Sierra; a variety of songs, in English and Spanish. Sing along if you choose. LIght snacks and Wine for purchase.
January - No Viva Arts in January
February 7, 6 - 8 pm - Birds of a Feather Join us to celebrate Lafayette's designation as a Bird City, and meet the artists of the exhibit.
Gallery ~ Events ~ Programs
201 North Public Road
SUN: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TUE: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm *
WED: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
THU: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FRI: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Open until 8 pm on First Fridays for Viva Arts Events)
SAT: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hours subject to change
* Closed on the following Tuesdays for art installations: 4/30, 6/25, 8/20, 10/1, 11/12
Historic neon sign replica installed at The Collective
December marked the latest historic pursuit in Old Town with the installation of an updated version of an iconic neon sign that once hung at 201 N. Public Road. Efforts to further recapture the full impact of the building’s historic façade by incorporating a replica of the “Coors on Tap” neon sign came to fruition this winter. The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority commissioned the reproduction sign with a twist, one that incorporated the words “Arts on Tap” to creatively promote the new community arts center.
The Collective Community Arts Center serve as a clearing house for arts and culture, and blend the City’s commitment to honoring Lafayette’s past while moving into the future. The Collective houses the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.
At The Collective, visitors engage in the arts through various exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs.
Visitors come together to express and celebrate the community’s identity through art. The center’s concept will continue to evolve over time through participant input and public engagement.