Arts & Culture Activities

Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department, in conjunction with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Public Art Committee, offer a variety of diverse programming including, but not limited to, art workshops, artist talks, art in parks and open space, writing workshops, and films.  Most of these events are free and open to the public.  Some require pre-registration.  Call 303-661-1261 with questions.

Sugar Skull Class

Thursday, October 24; 6-7:30 pm.  Come decorate a small sugar skull to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.  Family friendly.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.  Sign up required.  

Calaveras Face Painting

Friday, November 1; 4-6 pm.  Come have your face painted, Calaveras style!  Then join in the celebration of Dia de los Muertos at The Collective.  Space is limited.  Sign up required. 

Selena Calavera

Viva Arts - FREE

October 4; 6 - 8 pm;  Colectivo Cultura y The Collective Community Arts Center presentan al DJ Sebsiro, la música en vivo de Cachivache, y lectura de poemas escritos por poetas de nuestra comunidad.

Colectivo Cultura and The Collective Community Arts Center present DJ Sebsiro, live music by Cachivache, and poems written by local poets.  

November 1; 6 - 8 pm; Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at The Collective.  Live music, Dancing, Food & celebration.  Face painting availalbe from 4 - 6, sign up for face painting required.  The celebration 6 - 8 pm free and open to the public

December 6; 6 - 8 pm; Caroling & Cookies. Join community members in festive seasonal song, Come to watch or participate.  All are welcome.

Free and open to the public. Join us for a lively evening of art, culture, performance, community, music, & food.  Wine for purchase. Viva Arts is the First Friday Program curated by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and hosted at The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Rd., on the first Friday each month, 6 - 8 pm.  Viva Arts features a diverse variety of arts and cultural experiences.

Viva Arts first Friday of each month 6 to 8 pm at The Collective
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Arts Outside is presented by City of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Arts and Cultural Resources Department, and Open Space Departments and Naturalist Martin Ogle. Martin loves nature and is an acclaimed naturalist, author, and teacher eager to share the sights, sounds, and scents of nature with us and to awaken our conscious creativity. Learn more about Martin at

Sunday, December 8: Holiday Ornament Making - with elements for the outdoors.

Arts Outside presented free workshops in the spring and summer of 2019.  Check back next year for more opportunities.