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.

Viva Arts - FREE

December 6; 6 - 8 pm; Caroling & Cookies.  Join community members in festive seasonal song led by choir director and singer Alex Sierra.  Songs will be in English and Spanish, Come to watch or participate.  All are welcome. Light snacks provided. Wine available for purchase.

January - No Viva Arts event in January

February 7; 6 - 8 pm; Viva Arts - Artist Reception for the exhibit Birds of a Feather featuring Jay Sullivan, Katie Christiansen, JoEllen Domenico, James DeWalt, Stan Doctor, Suzanne Connelly, Art Trevino, & Lindsay Wohlman.  This exhibit celebrates Lafayette's designation as a Bird City USA.

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.