Welcome to the Bird City of Lafayette

Thanks to its demonstrated commitment to becoming more bird-friendly, the City of Lafayette has been named the first “Bird City Colorado.” Lafayette has proven its concern for our feathered friends through its expanding education program, annual World Migratory Bird Day festival, and substantial efforts to create and protect important habitats. Learn more here.

Birds of a Feather Exhibit of 8 local artists in celebration of Lafayette as Colorado's first Bird City

Viva Arts First Friday - Meet the Artists Reception 

Birds of a Feather Exhibit of Birds by 8 Colorado Artists

Friday, February 7; 6-8 p.m. The Birds of a Feather exhibit is a celebration of Lafayette's new designation as Colorado's first Bird City. Join us in meeting local artists Jay Sullivan, Katie Christiansen, JoEllen Domenico, Art Trevino (Pappa Dukes), Suzanne Connolly, Stan Doctor, James DeWalt, and Lindsay Wohlman. Light snacks served. Live music by Chris Bosch, of local band, The Moonlit Wild! The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

March 19 deadline to apply for up to $1000 art grants for educators

Arts in Education Grants

Deadline on March 19, 2020; 5 p.m. Arts in Education Grants for 2020-2021 School Year - up to $1,000!  Teachers in Lafayette schools may apply for funds to support projects that use visual, musical, performing and/or literary arts as teaching tools in any class or subject area. Get complete details and apply here: https://www.cityoflafayette.com/695/Arts-Grants The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261 

Call for Youth Poets to enter the Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Calling Youth Poets!

K-12 win cash prizes

Deadline for submissions: March 20; 5 p.m. Free contest and reception for finalists to read their poems, in honor of the late Lafayette poet, Michael Adams. Lafayette youth, grades K- 8th, may submit Spanish, English or bilingual poetry.
Reading and Reception: Sat. April 25; 2 p.m. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. www.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP

Be Our Special Guest at The Arts Ball!

12x12 Arts!Ball - Be Our Special Guest!

An Artists Among Us Fundraising Event to Benefit ARTS!Lafayette

March 14, 2020 Your 12x12 art will be auctioned to support the work of ARTS!Lafayette - to make the Art Night Out, Arts Grants, and other projects like the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival, possible, ensuring the vitality of a wide range of art projects, events, and public art in our town.

Instructions for Artists - Get your free ticket to the Ball!

Pick up a canvas at The Collective Community Arts Center at 201 N Public Rd. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 12-5 p.m. Submissions received by February 11, 2020 artist will receive one FREE ticket (regularly $35-$40) to the March 14, 2020 12×12 event. 

Instructions for Non-Artists - Visit the eventbrite link for TICKETS


Volunteer openings available for the Lafayette Public Art Committee and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission

Volunteer for Your Arts Town!

Do you love the way the arts are woven into the life of our community?  Would you like to be a part of that effort?  Learn more about how to become a member of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission or the Lafayette Public Art Committee

Fri, Feb 7; 5-7pm Meet the Artists Reception at pARTiculars

pARTiculars: Lafayette's Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

Featured Owner/Artist in February: Barb Amador

Jeweler, Barb Amador has over 10 years of experience as a metalsmith. An especially lovely and interesting technique you will find in her work is colored pencil on metal.  Her bracelet, pendant and earring designs are inspired by nature, shapes, textures, and trends. When not at her happy place in her Lafayette studio, you can find Barb at pARTiculars (another happy place)!  

Artist Reception

Friday, Feb. 7; 5:00-7:00 p.m. Meet Barb Amador and her colleagues this Friday night at the gallery! Light refreshments served.  

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio owned and operated by local artists who proudly showcase more than 40 Colorado artists in various fine arts media. pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette http://www.particularsart.com  Info@particularsart.com   (720) 890-7888

Sat. Feb. 8; 8PM Teens Only Night with Tier Two Live at Confluence Garage

Tier Two Live Presents 

Teen Night Under 21 Show: My Dog Ate Chad - Ipecac - Danny Ford Band

Saturday, February 8, 8 p.m. TEENS ONLY! The lineup: My Dog Ate Chad (Ft. Collins) along with Ipecac and Danny Ford Band. $3-$5 suggested donation, thanks to Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for the grant funding! Confluence Garage, 75 Waneka Pkwy (behind Romero's). Facebook Event 

Surf Rock Night Gort vs.Goom - Television Generation - LOG

Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m. Come get weird with us with local rockers, Gort vs. Goom (drum/bass nerd thrash rock...), Television Generation (who opened for Dressy Bessy in January) and LOG.   ALL-AGES!!  Confluence Garage, 75 Waneka Pkwy (behind Romero's)Facebook Event Tier Two Live https://tiertwolive.com/

2/8 9-2 Card Letterpress Class

Print Your Own Cards with The Book Arts League!

Saturday, February 8; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Letterpress print a theme for your own creative greeting cards! Make your own greeting cards with a striking tile design from letterpress-printed sheets you set and print yourself. Participants choose their own them and set up their type. Everyone will get to take home a set of twenty cards. Cost $120 for non-BAL members and $110 for BAL members. All materials are included in the fee. Go to booksartsleague.org to sign up! The Book Arts League Ewing Farm,1915 N. 95th Street Facebook Event

Support Lafayette's Music Scene by becoming a patron of the Muse performance space

Support Lafayette's Music Scene by becoming a Patron

The Muse Performance Space - 501(c)3 Non-Profit

Sign up now! - Choose from 4 affordable tiers
$5/mo - Muse Supporter
Invite to private Muse Friends concert.
$10/mo - Muse FriendInvite to private Muse Friends concert and choose 1 concert for free!
$20/mo - Muse Friend Level 2Invite to private Muse Friends concert and your choice of two free concerts at Muse.
$40/mo - Muse Friend Level 3Invite to private Muse Friends concert and your choice of 3 free concerts at Muse.
Upcoming Events - Check out the lineup of incredible programming here
Story Slam - Tuesday, March 17; 7 p.m.  Do you have a story you would like to share? We are looking for about 10 people. Stories will be about 5-10 minutes minutes in length.  Please contact Pete Lewis if you are or might know someone who is interested in presenting! $5.00 for audience. The Muse Performance Space, 200 E South Boulder Rd.https://www.museperformancespace.com/

The Center for Musical Arts offers so much! 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette

February Events at the Center for Musical Arts

Friday, Feb. 7 6:30 p.m. on  -   Main Stage Open Mic Night at the CMA!  Come listen to our students and faculty in an informal setting, or get up on stage and perform yourself! Open to all -- students, neighbors, or friends of music. FREE!    
Saturday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m.  - Boulder Opera presents "Puss in Boots" or Gato con Botas by  Xavier Montsalvatge The classic story of an ingenious and quick-witted feline with magical talents is sure to entertain the whole family.  Don’t miss the amazing Boulder Opera singers and orchestra that will turn this fairytale into an afternoon of magical and adventurous opera.  Just one hour, and followed by a Q&A with the cast. Everyone ages 3+ is welcome! Tickets $25-$35  Center for Musical Arts; 200 E Baseline Rd

Paris to Pittsburgh: Wed, Feb. 12 7PM Free Film at The Arts Hub, 402 Courtney Way

FREE Lafayette Sustainable Film Series

Paris to Pittsburgh

Wed, Feb 12; 7 p.m. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Watch trailer.
Wed, Mar 11; 7 p.m. Arise  Mother and daughter directors Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando, capture the portraits and stories of the amazing women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices being perpetrated against the earth. Watch Trailer.
Wed, April 8; 7 p.m.  The Vanishing of the Bees Investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee...highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to a tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." Watch the trailer.
Brought to you by the Lafayette Waste Advisory Committee. The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way

February 14-29 Theater Company of Lafayette Presents: Happy Birthday Wanda June

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents:

Happy Birthday Wanda June

February 14-29 Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June, the story of Penelope Ryan and her son Paul when her husband Harold Ryan, an adventurer and war hero, returns home after being presumed dead. Full of relevance and dark humor, this play will make you laugh and think. Happy Birthday, Wanda June, directed by Brett Landis, runs February 14-29 with a $10 ticket deal for Valentine’s Day; tickets range from $16-13. More info at tclstage.orgMary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson Lafayette, CO 80026. 


Celebrate Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year at WOW

Wow! Children's Museum

Be My Baby Valentine's Day Party

Friday, February 14; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a special Valentine's Day Party for ages 0-3!  Bring your baby for a date night filled with art, hands-on activities, treats, and playtime - great opportunity for expecting parents, new parents, or parents with toddlers to explore our new Micro U exhibit.  $10 per family. More info

Chinese New Year Celebration 

Monday, February 17; Performances at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association of the traditional lion dance - in celebration of the Year of the Rat! Thanks to a LCAC Arts in Community grant and is included with Museum admission or membership.wowchildrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/
Wow! Children's Museum; 110 N Harrison Ave. (303) 604-2424,

Call for Artists April 1 Visual response to Mahler's 2nd Symphony

Call for Artists: Envisioning Mahler

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see music? Colorado MahlerFest invites all Boulder-area visual artists to listen to Mahler's Second Symphony and create a visual piece in response. Winners will be displayed at Macky Auditorium during our music festival on May 11-17, 2020, and artists will receive two free tickets to our grand finale concert on May 17. For more info: https://mahlerfest.org/envisioning-mahler/ Questions? art@mahlerfest.org

The Historic Preservation Board is giving away some old building materials

Free Building Materials

The Historic Preservation Board

has some materials from older historic buildings they’ve been storing them for some time. They would like would like to move them along, either to artists or others who could make good use of them. Here’s a link to the materials, which include some doors, windows, and tin ceiling pieces.  If you are interested in using some of these materials note that an application is no longer needed. If you can use some of these items please contact Greg Thompson at greg.thompson@cityoflafayette.com OR call 303-661-1265 and he will make arrangements to meet you at the storage location. Materials not claimed by the end of March will be recycled. 

Your Lafayette Public Library has so much more for you to check out than books!

Our Lafayette Public Library 
Art on Display at Lafayette Public Library

Stop by the Lafayette Library to view the newest works of art on display each month! 
Saturday, February 8; 10:30 am - 11 am Signing Tree Storytime. Toddlers, preschoolers and a parent/guardian - sign, talk, and read with Jennifer Choy from The Signing Tree. Join us for a fun and interactive storytime learning American Sign Language.  
Wednesday, February 19; 5 pm – 7:30 pm DIY Wordpress Class by gooWee LLC. Adults - This is a class to teach you how to create and host your own WordPress website Registration required.
Thursday, February 20; 6 pm – 7:30 pm Death Cafe. Adults - Enjoy coffee, community, and connections through informal conversations about death. 
Lafayette Public Library; 775 W. Baseline Road

Lafayette Public Library Makers Space

Studio 775 Makerspace

Studio 775 is a collaborative, community-driven space where users of all ages can learn to use new tech tools in creative ways. Located in the light-filled north end of the upper level, the mini-makerspace is a venue for workshops and independent projects. 

Drop-In Hours 

Mondays: 10am - noon AND 5:30 - 7:30pm
Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:30pm
4th Sundays: 2 - 4pm
Drop in to work on your own projects, or stop by to learn about our equipment and how to use it! Staffed by volunteers. Please check the Library calendar or call us at 303-665-5200 for updates or cancellations. https://www.cityoflafayette.com/2097/Maker-Space---Studio-775 Lafayette Public Library; 775 W. Baseline Road

Studio Space Available at Church of the Arts

Studio Space at Church of the Arts

Church of the Arts Studios has creative spaces available in the lower level of a charming converted mid-century church, located in the flourishing artistic old town Lafayette one block west of Public Road.Be part of a growing community of artists in Old Town. Available now: STUDIO B - 342 ft². $450/mo. STUDIO G - 155 ft², $225/mo.  Available March 1. Spaces include WiFi, utilities, 9' ceilings, private entrances, common shared kitchen and 2 shared bathrooms, easy access to off street parking. Other studios have been leased to artists of various visual disciplines. Not suitable for woodworking, metal-smithing, glass, or music rehearsal/recording. **NO RESIDENTIAL/LIVING SPACE** 6 month agreement, then month to month lease. Please contact Matthew

Jam Out(LOUD) with Drumbox

Jam out(LOUD)! with Drum Box

Drum Box is for…Anyone who has played any kind of instrument and experienced limitations to where and when they can play. Drum Box was created to give space to creativity, expression, & fun! If you’re living in a condo, apartment, or all about that #VanLife; you’re probably missing your drums. If you’re unable to play at home, or just want to #jamoutloud, Drum Box has your fix!  Book a session.  Drumbox, 400 W. South Boulder Rd. STE. 1000, Lafayette, CO

Reverence Academy of Dance in Lafayette!

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance is taking new students to start the 18th year with the Royal Academy of Dance ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, pre-school and adult classes. The RAD is in 80 countries and sets a standard of excellence in dance training. Vera Stephenson is a Registered Teacher and Examiner for the RAD.  Reverence Adademy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Lafayette 303-661-0719 www.reverenceacademyofdance.com

Congratulations to the 2019 Arts in Community Grants Recipients!

Congratulations Arts in Community Grants Recipients!

The City of Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission is excited to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 Arts in Community Grants. Most events will be announced in ArtSource newsletter so stay tuned!

• 3rd Annual Lafayette Ethiopian Festival - Adoption Roots
• Cultural Explorations at WOW! - Wow! Children's Museum
• Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Lafayette - Sans Souci Festival of Dance
• Bringing Lafayette's Swimming Pool Story to the Community - Latino History Project
• Groovin' in the Grove - Rocky Mountain Cultural Exchange-Festival of Faerie
• Centre Stage for Kids - Developmental Disabilities Center dba Imagine!-Out & About; Centre Stage for Kids
• Artist in Residence Studio – The Arts HUB
• Pay for Poets – Cannon Poetry Mining Society
• All Ages Music Show - Tier Two Live
• Mexico: Historia y Herencia Musical - Las Dahlias
• From Cacao to Chocolate - Flatirons Food Film Festival
• Coro Santuario (Sanctuary Choir) - Colorado Music Fest & Center for Musical Arts
• Celebrate Dance & Music - Danse Etoile Ballet
• LEAF 2020 - Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival
• Xperiment! - Public Works Theatre Company
• EC^2 Studios – An integrative approach - Project YES (dba Empowerment Center of  East County)
• Puccini's La Ronnie -  Opera on Tap Colorado
• JustUs - Motus Theater
• ECO Arts/Recycle - EcoArts Connections
• Colectivo Cultura Presenta - Colectivo Cultura
Lafayette Miners Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum 

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free and open to the public. For group tours call 303-665-7030. Housed in the Lewis Home, a miner's house built in 1890 at the Gladstone Coal Mine, northeast of town. Like so many other homes in Old Town, it was moved into Lafayette when the mine closed. Lafayette Miners Museum/Lafayette Historical Society,108 E Simpson St, Lafayette

Free Art Project Table at The Collective

The Art Project Table & Scavenger Hunt

Relax and create in our inspiring gallery space with family and friends - or on an artist date with yourself! Projects are designed for ages 3 and up. Scavenger hunt for ages 4 and up. New ideas with each exhibit - about every 9 weeks. Feel free to come in multiple times during an exhibit to repeat the project. Always free and family-friendly. Open during regular hours. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. https://www.cityoflafayette.com/Collective 303-661-1261

Flame Dance, Art on the Street by Annette Coleman

Art on the Street

The 2019 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Flame Dance
: Annette Coleman
From: Lakewood, CO
Location: 103 S. Iowa
Medium: stained glass, Thinset concrete, grout, steel 
Price: $12,000
Artist Statement
I like the idea of a flame that is always different in varying lighting conditions. I have strived to capture all of the colors of that dance for just a flicker of time in Flame Dance.
I welcome all that come upon the sculpture to take time to view the intimate play of colors reflecting and refracting off of the iridescent and solid glass mosaic. I create durable mosaic sculptures using recycled glass. Mosaics last for decades with minimal upkeep, just a yearly wash of sealant is all that is needed for longevity. Through my art I hope to help lift the spirits and give the viewer a mesmerizing visual element to focus on when passing by.
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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