Chalkboard at The Collective Community Arts Center
East Boulder County Artists Celebrate 20 years at The Collective 4/5; 5-8 PM

April 5 First Friday - Viva Arts: Celebrating 20 Years of East Boulder County Artists

Friday April 5, 6 - 8 pm The First Friday cultural series at The Collective is in full-swing!  Enjoy a night of local art, light food and community. Wine for purchase. Artists Reception for the East Boulder County Artists Exhibit at The Collective. Celebrating 20 years of EBCA. This exhibit features founding member David Beumée. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261 www.cityoflafayette.com/collective 

Artist Talk by founding member of EBCA, David Beumée, at The Collective April 18, 6:30-8 PM

Artist Talk by David Beumée

April 18; 6:30-8:00 p.m. Pots & Prints: A Life in Process. Join us for an artist talk by David Beumée as he shares lessons learned and reflects on his career as an artist. David is a master ceramicist. He has taught and lectured on the finer points of pottery and is a founding member of the East Boulder County Artist association. Free and open to the public. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261

Arts in Education Grants available through The Collective

Teachers are our heroes!

Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) invites applications from Lafayette educators for each school year (including summer school). Applications are due April 11. Apply here.

Getting In with Nine Dots Workshop April 11; 11:30-1 PM

Successful Websites for Artists and Art Organizations

April 11; 11:30-1:00 pm.  tickets  $15 or $10 for members.Learn how you get your work entered into NINE dot ARTS database. They have transformed hundreds of corporate spaces by selecting original art from their "dotfolio". Gain a better understanding of the art consulting business model, get ideas for expanding your portfolio and business practices and more ways to grow your professional networks. https://www.facebook.com/events/338591130088013/ The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261

Performance at Cesar Chavez Convivio April 6, 2019

15th Annual Cesar Chavez Convivio

April 6, 12:00-2:30 p.m Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and other civil rights heroes during Lafayette's annual Cesar Chavez "Convivio", or community gathering, featuring musical and cultural performances, food, and interactive children's activities. This event is planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from Lafayette Communities That Care. For more information, contact marty.walsh@cityoflafayette.com or everveer1@aol.com. Alicia Sanchez International School, 655 Sir Galahad Drive 


Talk by celebrated educator and speaker, Maria Ramirez 4/14/19 1:30 PM

Renowned Speaker and Educator, Maria Ramirez

April 14, 1:30 p.m. Free.Follow the journey of how the life a migrant child, a migrant student, a migrant mother and an award winning teacher & administrator was impacted and given hope, thanks to César Chávez and the family that inspired that child to make it from the fields to the White House. Facebook link in English 
April 14, 3:00 p.m. en español. Gratis. Herramientas que sostienen:Siga el camino de como un niña migrante, una estudiante estudiante, una madre migrante, y luego una maestra y administradora por lo que se le otorgó una condecoración fue impactada y encontró esperanza con la ayuda de César Chávez y la familia que inspiró a esa niña a llegar del campo hasta la Casa Blanca. FB en español The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261

The Lafayette Art Market at Art Night Out starts May 8

Applications open for The Art Market @ Art Night Out

Second Fridays from May to September
The Art Market returns for the 2019 season of the City's popular Art Night Out festival series. Each second Friday evening from May through September, 30+ artist vendors will set up shop to show and sell their work to thousands of attendees. Applications are open now - spread the word and tell your artist friends to apply for free at www.artmarketlafayette.com. See you this summer! Art Night Out, Public Rd., Old Town Lafayette

Applaud our young poets at the Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize Event at The Collective April 27th 2PM

Applause for Lafayette's Young Poets

April 27, 2:00 pm Free and open to the public. Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce the annual youth poetry winners of the 2019 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize at a reading and reception. The finalists at all youth levels are invited to read their poems. $340 will be given out in prize money. Come celebrate these young writers! The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261

Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts! Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission

Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts!

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) looks for citizens who want to plan, assist, advocate for, and participate in the cultural arts. A commissioner does not have to be an artist. One must believe that the spectrum of cultural arts is an important part of what makes Lafayette vital and special and want to commit time to that idea. We also seek to reach under-served populations in Lafayette and hope you can assist us in those goals.
Apply now! A heartfelt 'thank you' to our volunteers, past and present. 
Ethiopian Festival at Ras Kassas's Restaurant April 20, 11-2PM

Ethiopian Festival: Free fun for all ages!

April 20, 11-2 pm FREE, family-friendly event for all ages to enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony, African music/drumming & basket weaving for various ages and abilities. Big gratitude to the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for their generosity in making this possible! Ras Kassa's Ethiopian Restaurant, 802 S Public Rd. Lafayette

Disney's 101 Dalmatians at The Arts Hub

101 Dalmatians at The Arts Hub

4/25-4/28 See website for show times and tickets ($10 Children / $12 Adults). Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. All the dogs of London rally for a daring rescue of the puppies. The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way artunder.org (303)229-1127 

Aerial Dance Classes at The Arts Hub

Aerial Dance Classes at The Arts Hub

Classes available for all ages. Experience what it is like to dance and fly in the air in The Arts HUB’s new Aerial Dance classes. No experience necessary. Register here.The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way artunder.org (303)229-1127 

Summer Camps at the Arts Hub

Summer Camps at The Arts Hub 

Check out the more than 40 different ½ day and full day summer camps the HUB has to offer. IncrediFlix – Coding with Kids – Fairy Camp – Lego Camp – Rainforest Camp and more!  The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way artunder.org (303)229-1127 

Sustainable Film Series at The Arts Hub

Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm. Double Feature: Straws  Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They’re non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans, annually. Official Trailer 
The End of Snow Climate scientist and skier, Jane Zelikova, hopes to better understand the dwindling Western snowpack and how people can adapt to a future without snow. The Rocky Mountain West depends on snow for recreation, water and food – and is increasingly plagued by wildfires and droughts – this important research comes not a moment too soon. Official Trailer
Brought by Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, the Arts HUB, and Walking Mountains Science Center. 

2019 Coffee Fest at The Arts Hub April 13, 1-4

Coffee Fest 2019: A Celebration of Coffee and Culture

April 13, 1-4 pm Tickets$15/day, $26 weekend pass. Free for kids under 12. Bring your own mug and receive a $1 rebate or ticket discount! Funded in part by the   International Film Series and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission with an Arts in Community grant.The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way artunder.org (303)229-1127 

Music Outreach Tour vocal performances by the Ryan Spring Choir April 19 @ Josephine Commons, 12:30 p.m. and The Lafayette Library, 1:15 p.m.

Young Voices on Tour

Two 25 minute performances by The Ryan Spring Choir

April 19, 12:30 pm Josephine Commons, 455 N. Burlington Ave, Lafayette 
April 19, 1:15 pm The Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road
Enjoy a live choral performance by the students of Ryan Elementary. Young Voices of Colorado provides opportunities for Vocal Music Outreach to area elementary school singers and teachers. These projects give singers an opportunity to sing with other children who LOVE to SING! This program was funded by an Arts in Education grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. 

The Muse performance Space in Lafayette

What's Happening at The Muse

The Spring Swing - Shake off the winter blues! 

7:00 pm Lesson ($5), 7:30 pm Dance Tickets $10-$15
The CC Swing Quartet is guaranteed to have you feeling alive and free! Clare Church on drums, Scott Martin on piano, Gary Sloan on Bass, and Pete Lewis on Sax/Clarinet!

Cosmic Collective & Carmen Sandim Trio

Saturday, March 30, 7-9:30 pm Tickets $15 The Cosmic Collective is a transmuting ensemble of jazz musicians anchored on multiinstrumentalist bandleaders Nikki Elias and Tyler Enslow. The group’s effervescent chemistry evolves each performance contingent upon the accompanying star sidemen, making each show a truly unforgettable and unique experience. Opening Set by Carmen Sandim, Bill McCrossen and Clare Church!

Expeditions Plus One with Katie Glassman

Friday, April 5, 7-9 pm Tickets $15 The Expeditions Plus One series continues with nationally renowned fiddler and vocalist, Katie Glassman. Expeditions (Clare Church, Jason Malmberg, Adam Revell) will combine their fresh jazz approach to popular tunes with Katie's Western Swing stylings for a fun and danceable evening!

Molly McCrosson at The Muse Performance Space, March 31st 4-6 PM
Swing and Foxtrot Lessons at Reverence Academy of Dance

Dance with Reverence!

Foxtrot and Swing Level 2
April 5 Fridays from 7-8 pm (8 week course).  Join Gerry and Vera for this great ‘date night’ class.  Partner required. Reverence Academy of dance offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop and social dance.A registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, Ms Vera has been bringing educational excellence to Lafayette with fun and laughter for 17 years! Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Suite 111 (303) 661-0719 

Spring offerings at the Center for Musical Arts

Classes at the Center for Musical Arts

Hammered Dulcimer April 1-29, Mondays (5 classes for adults) 1-12 pm or 12:30-1:30 pm Intro to Hammered Dulcimer teaches the basics – tuning, chords, and exercises. Learn some tunes by ear (music provided) and some by looking at the patterns on the instrument.
Zimbabwean Marimba (14yrs & up) April 1 - May 20, Mondays 6:30-8 pm; Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 6:30-8 pm. Looking for something new to stretch you musically? Socially? It’s easy…and we guarantee that you’ll be playing a song together by the end of the first class. Kutandara has been bringing Zimbabwean music to the Boulder area since 1999.  
Music Together® (ages 0-5) Apr. 2 - May 21, Tuesdays. 9 or 10 am; Saturdays, Apr. 6 - May 25, 9 or 10 am. Music Together® offers weekly, 45-minute classes of songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, offered as non-formal, non-performance oriented musical experiences, developmentally appropriate for children and their parents and caregivers.
Vocalise! singing class (ages 5-8) Apr. 4 - May 23, 4-5 pm or 5:15-6:15 pm. Thursdays. A Vocalise is an exercise singers use to gently stretch the voice before singing. Vocalise Children’s Singing Class is a gentle introduction for young singers to the joys of making music through song. Kids also learn about notation, rhythm, harmony, musical terminology and ear training.

Events at the Center for Musical Arts

TGIF Social Music Jam (All ages with special needs) FREE April 5th, 4:30-5:15 pm. Fridays. Monthly music jam for children through adults with special needs, led by Board Certified Music Therapist Amanda Bryant.  Make music, make friends, play, dance… or just listen! Sensory friendly accommodations made as needed. Caregiver/ Parent must also attend.
CMA Spring Extravaganza and Honors Recital  FREE April 28 at 5 pm. Sunday. Some of our best students, chosen by independent judges, perform for you. Enjoy cake and preview our summer camps and classes!  
Open Mic Night  FREE April 12, 6:30-9 pm. Open Mic Fridays for music makers of all types!  Open to everyone in the CMA community, friends and neighbors.  Come hear faculty and students perform, or take to the stage and make some music of your own!
Central City Opera Presents: Mozart & Co. April 11, show times at 9:30 and 10:45 pm. A kid-friendly interactive performance for kids age 6 and under and their families.  At the Center for Musical Arts.Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd. (303) 665-0599  www.centerformusicalarts.org 

Clown Camp with Public Works Theater Company

Clown Camp: the Fine Art of Silliness

June 17-21. 9 am-3 pm. For children entering 2nd-6th grades. Registration is now open with an early bird discount until March 15th! limit 12 participants. Camp held in Old Town Lafayette at the Starkey Building, 309 S Public Rd. 
June 21. 2 pm. Last day performance at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 E Simpson St. 
www.publicworkstheatre.com   

Dia del Nino at WOW! April 28

WOW! in Spring

Celebrate Día del Niño - FREE

April 28, 9 am-12 pm. Our community celebration is filled with activities for the whole family honoring the Mexican traditions of “The Day of the Child”. Activities will include a dance performance by El Latir de Mexico, crafts, games, story times in Spanish and English, and more! 

Books & Big Ideas with Gray Haven's Philosophy 

April 11 & April 25, 3:00 pm
Join us for stories, activities, and fun designed to teach children to be curious about the world and practice critical and creative thinking! Kelly Cowling of Grey Havens Philosophy uses the time-tested Philosophy for Children method that has been shown for more than five decades to promote positive social, emotional, and cognitive growth!  Program is geared for children ages 3-6 years old and their caregivers. WOW! Children's Museum
110 N. Harrison Avenue

Cannon Mine Coffee Poetry Readings Series

Poetry Reading Series at Cannon Mine Coffee -  2nd Thursdays

7-9 pm Open Mic, 7:30- 8 pm Featured Poet

Arrive by 7:15 to sign up or email larry.laverdure@gmail.com. If you’re going to be later, give Larry the time you will arrive. Please only sign up if you’re sure you’ll be there. Cannon Mine Coffee, 210 South Public Rd. 303-665-0625

Spring Offerings at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

Featured pARTiculars member: Marita McDonough

Reception, April 12. 4:30 - 8 pm  Enjoy Marita's beautiful calligraphy designs with lovely handmade paper. Also on display are her creative porcelain clay objects.  Marita teaches a wonderful calligraphy class at the gallery. Marita McDonough 

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. This spring we offer 37 different classes!   Visit the web site for class information or stop by the gallery for a catalog of classes. pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette, CO 80026 http://www.particularsart.com  Info@particularsart.com   (720) 890-7888

Church of the Arts Studios

Affordable Creative Spaces Available at Church of the Arts

Studios in a charming, converted, mid-century church, located in artistic Old Town Lafayette, one block west of Public Road. Studio B - 280 sq ft work space + 45 sq ft storage closet, 325 sq ft total, $415/mo.  Studio E, 205.5 sq ft $265/mo. Utilities and wi-fi included. 9' ceilings. Private Entrance. 2 common Bathrooms. Common Kitchen space. Easy access to off street parking. Other studios leased to visual artists. Not suitable for woodworking, metal-smithing, glass, or music rehearsal/recording. NO RESIDENTIAL/LIVING SPACE. Contact Matthew Doubek at info.churchofthearts@gmail.com for all inquiries.110 S Roosevelt Ave., Lafayette


Art on the Street

Art on the Street

The 2019 Art on the Street sculptures will soon line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Watch for the new sculptures coming next week. Thanks to the marvelous Public Works crew and our sparkling new Public Art Coordinator, Stacey Bernstein! 

For more information about Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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