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. 

Registration for events requiring sign up.

Dia de los Muertos at The Collective

Dia de los Muertos at The Collective

October 5, 6-8 pm - Viva Arts/ Dia de los Muertos Opening Reception - no sign up required. Join us for the opening of the exhibit, celebrate with food, and a slide show about Dia de los Muertos traditions in Mexico, presented by Lupe Cruz, & a sugar skull demonstrations. Bring an item to leave on the community ofrenda.  Make a craft project, and enjoy the company of local artists and neighbors.  Wine available for purchase. At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd.

Indigenous People's Day- Documentary "Two Rivers" screening

Friday, October 12, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. In recognition of Indigenous People's Day, The Collective is showing the documentary "Two Rivers." How can we learn about the history and presence of Native Americans in our region? We'll watch an award-winning documentary film, "Two Rivers," about how a community in Washington state did this. Then let's share ideas about what we can do together here in Lafayette. Free and open to all. Sponsored by Right Relationship Boulder and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. Facilitated by Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Ava Hamilton (Arapaho) and Paula Palmer.

Dia de los Muertos at The Collective

October 17, 6-7:30pm –Flag Making workshop.  Limit of 20 people; Age 16 + only. Pre-registration required. Artist Aprylisa Snyder will share Day of the Dead history and the printmaking process.  Participants will make five block printed flags to take home.  At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. Sign up requried.

October 20, 10:30am – 4:30pm & 21, 12:30pm- 4:30pm - Drop in Art Projects  -   Drop into the Collective for Dia de los Muertos crafts. These small make & take art projects are geared toward adults, Children are welcome to do the crafts with help from an accompanying adult. This is not an activity where children can be dropped off.   At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. Free and no sign up required

November 2, 6-8 pm - Viva Arts/ Dia de los Muertos Closing Reception. Join us for our closing celebration! Lively traditional dance by Latir de Mexico.  Enjoy the bright costumes and energetic dancing of this local troupe, which celebrates Mexican heritage.  Dancers will perform 4 times throughout the evening. Free and open to the public. Wine available for purchase. At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. 

November 2, 6-8pm - Free Calavera Face-Painting. Sign up required for face painting.
Calavera (skull) make-up is a modern interpretation of the ancient Aztec calavera mask, used in rituals of communion with spirit worlds and celebration of the cycle of life. Face painting by artists Jessica and Eve Quintanilla, of Boulder Face Painting. Wine available for purchase. At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. Sign up required for face painting. 

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Viva Arts - FREE

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

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