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.

Intro to Relief Printmaking

Saturday, September 21, 2019 

In conjunction with the (im)press exhibit on print and print making, Jen Grant will teach a 2 hour workshop: Intro to Relief Printmaking. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 16+ 

Relief Printmaking workshop taught by Jen Grant

Viva Arts - FREE

August 2, 6 - 8 pm - Thread of Dreams. Visit the Collective on Friday, August 2, from 6p – 8p to experience a unique program called Thread of Dreams, as a variety of artists create a powerful and ethereal response to Sara Rockinger’s exhibit Language of Thread. Enjoy the electronic-opera sound of Orbiting Olympia. An icy sonic collision of classical voice and electronic sound, Orbiting Olympia combines operatic mezzo soprano Eve Orenstein and vintage modern synth player Sean Patrick Faling.  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

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