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Beth Stade

5 Ways Math Makes Great Art

Beth Stade, a local artist and CU math researcher will give an interactive, public talk on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00. The Collective invites the public to meet the artist at 6:30 pm; her workshop titled, "5 Ways Math Makes Great Art - Number 3 Will Shock You!" will begin at 7:00 pm.  Light snacks will be served.  The event is free and open to the public; the talk will include math concepts suitable for ages 16 +.
 The interactive talk will focus on math, pattern, and art.  “Mathematics is the language of patterns, and patterns delight our brains in the visual arts. With simple draw-along activities, this interactive talk will explore patterns in modern art installations, and in the art of Da Vinci, Escher, and others.  No word problems, promise,” says Ms. Stade.  Stade’s “Possession Series” a collection of small iron and rock sculptures will be on display at The Collective during April and May.  Stade is a local artist and faculty member of the CU Center for STEM Learning and the CU Department of Mathematics. Ms. Stade is also the designer of Lafayette’s “Geometry Point” at Mike Romero Park, an interactive and educational public exhibition. 


Spring LEAF at CMA

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Performances

Friday, May 5 from 7 pm - 10 pm; Free and open to the public! 
Center for Musical Arts & LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) will host a series of performances fashioned around crafting things ourselves. Building things from broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments. Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro
For details visit

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Circuit Bending

Saturday, May 6 from 10 am - 12 pm; Cost: $15 to participate and open to the public to watch!
Circuit Bending lets you re-purpose old toys, games, and electronics to make new and interesting sound instruments. If you are interested in the workshop please bring $15 to the workshop on Saturday. We are limited to 15 people actually working on things because of the time and resources involved, but anyone is welcome to watch for free. If you would like to bring an old toy you can, depending on how it is made we can instruct you on how to add an audio output to it at the basic level, and if it is old enough we may be able to assist you in modifying it. For details visit 

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Films

Saturday, May 6 from 2 pm - 4 pm ;  Free and open to the public!
Join us for a short film program that delves into new media art, artists, performance, music, history, sound and sculpture.

LEAF events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).


Art Night Out May 12

Colorado's premier Salsa band, Quemando will kick of the season!  Art Night Out is a free community arts event and concert in Old Town Lafayette.  Join us for the new Art Market, art demonstrations, family activities, food trucks,  live music, beer & wine garden, & downtown art walk. Second Friday of the month May – September, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Most activities will be on Public Road, between Cannon and Emma Streets.  Bands will play in Festival Plaza at the intersection of Public Road and West Chester Street.  Participating restaurants, stores, and galleries are located in Old Town Lafayette, along Public Road.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Kid and family friendly activities, arts and craft booths, balloon artist, face painters will be at Festival Plaza
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Art Market, art demonstrations, street performers
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Beer & Wine garden
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Live Music! 
May 12 – Quemando
June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy
July 14– Wendy Woo
August 11 – Groove-a-licious
September 8 – Face- Vocal Band 303-661-1260

Art Night Out
Sparks and Spirits

Sparks & Spirits

Now in Lafayette! Join us for this craft distillery tasting featuring 15 local distilleries plus artists that shine after dark - music and synchronized fire with Audio Pixels, Pokey the Fire Breathing Dragon, an art exhibit of sound, musical performances and more. Includes a commemorative tasting glass, appetizers, craft cocktails and spirits, alongside arts and performance. This nonprofit event is at the Lafayette Arts Hub • Saturday, May 20th, 2017 • 7:30pm-11:30pm • Tickets $45-$55


Festival of Faerie

Festival Plaza 400 South Public Road, Lafayette;
May 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Free. (Quest is $5)
Ignite your creativity with this unique, homegrown, family-oriented festival, the Festival of Faerie. It's fantasy at its finest where children and adults alike are invited to slide into a pair of wings and slip way into their imaginations dancing, questing for the dragon, and meeting the Festival queen surrounded by faeries, leprechauns, story tellers, giants, and all other manner of fae folk. Includes a free costume contest, amazing vendors, free live music and door prizes.
Contact  Yvonne Larson, 303 819-4697 for more information or visit facebook
Festival of Faerie,

Senior Center art

Art and Ancestry Project

The Lafayette Senior Center is hosting a fun community project this spring and summer, facilitated by local artist, Lisa Michot. We will collect from local seniors two dimensional memories of their ancestors  (photos, drawings, articles, letters). These images will be transferred to mylar and then fastened together into a  group story quilt. Lisa will introduce the project at the Senior Center (103 S. Iowa Ave) on Wednesday April 26 and we will begin collecting items to copy  at that time. Collection will extend through May and the project schedule will be posted soon.  Call the Senior Center at 303-661-1492 for more information.

WOW Childrens Museum

Theater & Fun at WOW! Children's Museum

Colorado Educational Theater Program
Friday, May 5th, 11:00am
Join Colorado Educational Theater for movement, stories, giggles and fun as we explore animals and how they jump into Spring!  This special cultural program is sponsored by a grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Family Dance Party

Friday, May 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Let's party! Join us for an after-hours Museum event for the whole family! Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of fun activities, including a kid-friendly DJ, hands-on science crafts, hula-hooping on the patio, glow sticks, prizes, snacks, and more!
Tickets: $11 per child; $6 per child for WOW! Members, $5 per adult.  Purchase tickets online:

Festival of Faerie Story Time

Saturday, May 13th, 3:30pm
In celebration of the 6th Annual Festival of Faerie, join Tomas O'Dreams and Nissa Queen of LaFete for an interactive story time and faerie tea party!  This special event is included with Museum admission.
For more information visit:


16th Annual Memories performance

Reverence Academy of Dance presents the 16th Annual “Memories” 
Saturday, May 27 2017 at Platt Middle School at  6pm
Tickets on sale May 1 at

Reverence Academy of Dance

RAD offers summer camps for all ages

Summer camps and classes for all!
Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette CO 303-661-0719,

Clown Camp

Clown Camp for summer fun

Public Works Theatre Company's Clown Camp is here for your wild, creative kid!
One-week Clown Camp for kids ages 5-11 from 9am-12pm June 5-9, 2017. $160week. Camp is at the Starkey Building on S. Public Road, Lafayette. Please visit our Website for more information and to register:


Alley Art Murals are Amazing

Alley Art Amazin! is currently accepting requests from homeowners who want murals.  Contact us on our website at and look for our artists around town as they transform our alleyways into public art galleries!

Peanut butter players

Youth Theater Auditions

Auditions for Sum-Fun Musical Narnia
May 20, 27 from 1-4 at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners.   Drive,Suite 106. Everyone aged 5-18 who auditions will be given a part in this musical version of C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which will be performed on July 20-23, 2017.  No experience is necessary.  Auditioners will be asked to sing a short song, read from the script or recite a poem or rhyme.  Rehearsals will be held in the afternoons starting June 19.  There is a $100 membership fee and actors provide their own costumes. Call 303-786-8727 for more information.
Registrations for Summer Theatre Workshops
Five week-long day camps featuring well-known musicals (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Lion King, Seussical, Willy Wonka) will be held throughout the summer for young actors aged 7-16.  Registration form and further information on the website:  Professional staff with 8/1 student ratio.  Final performances free to the public.  call 303-786-8727 for more information.


Free performances at Center for Musical Arts

Rocky Mountain Concert Band Concert

Saturday, May 6 at 7pm

Jazz Combos Concert

Monday, May 15 at 7pm

Advance Jazz Combos & Jazz Ensemble Concert

Sunday, May 24 at 7pm
All listed events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public!  For details visit

Glee club

More free performances

Showstoppers Glee Club Concert

Sunday, May 21 at 4pm

Center for Musical Arts Student Recitals

Various days and times for the entire month of May, Free and open to the public!  Join us for a variety of student music recitals throughout the month of May. From guitar to ukulele to piano to violin and voice.
All listed events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public!  For details visit


WW I Centennial Book Group

WWI remains America’s forgotten war, even though more Americans gave their lives during that war than in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. WWI profoundly shaped the rest of “the American century.”  - The United States World War One Centennial Commission
In commemoration of those who lost their lives in WWI, and of the impact on American society by the “Great War”, the United States World War One Centennial Commission has organized a yearlong series of events and programs throughout the US. Lafayette Public Library has joined with other area libraries and with the Lafayette Historical Society to present a series of book discussion groups and historical figure based interpretive programs.
The first book discussion is based on the Willa Cather novel, One of Ours .
Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. In doing so, she creates a canny and extraordinarily vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic.
Join the Book Discussion on Thursday, May 25, at 6 pm, at the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the library, and share your thoughts with your neighbors.

Festival of Faerie

Vandal damages public art

The Arts and Cultural Resources department is sad to report that the first act of vandalism has been committed on a piece of public art in the Art on the Street Sculpture program.  Susan Booker, Director, said, “I’m sorry to say we’ve had what I believe to be the first intentional damage to a piece of public art.”
A small bronze horse was removed by force, from the sculpture “Horizon Line,” by artist Michael Brohman.  Brohman’s sculpture was installed on April 5.  The sculpture is located at 104 N. Public Rd, in front of Santiago's Restaurant.  It is valued at $18,000.
The crime was reported to the Lafayette Police Department.  Anyone with information about the crime is asked to report it to 303-665-5571.

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