Face Vocal band

Face performs at final Art Night Out

The popular vocal rock band, Face will headline the finale of 2017 Art Night Out on September 8. Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy  live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and street performers.
The Art Market @ Art Night Out will offer a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally-made arts and fine crafts.  The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out. These creative goods will be available for purchase from 30+ different local vendors and artists.  
Art Night Out is a free, family-friendly community event that takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on the second Friday, May through September, in Old Town Lafayette. The Art Market, ARTSLafayette beer & wine garden, children's activities and food trucks open at 5pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm. Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors MP Munding Realty, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors.  

Volunteers need for Art Night Out

We need 100+ Volunteers!
Many volunteers will be posted at 1 of 6 entry tents to help maintain the area around the Beer Garden perimeter. This is a great job - volunteers get to visit with lots of folks. No training is needed for these jobs. Other volunteers, who have completed training, will help check id's, take money and serve beer.
Beer Garden/Art Night Out Shifts:
Set up crew A 2:00 - 3:30pm (need 4 more)
Set up crew B 3:30 - 5:00pm (need 4 more)
Shift #1 5:00 - 6:30 pm ( FULL)
Shift #2 6:30 - 8:00 pm (FULL)
Shift #3 8:00 - 9:30 pm (need 8 more)
Clean-up crew 9:15 - 10:45 pm (need 6 more)
Sign up here
Sheryl Mercure

Free. Form. Function. at The Collective

Free. Form. Function., an exhibit featuring painter Sheryl Mercure and ceramic artist Lynda Ladwig, will be at The Collective from Aug. 28 through Oct. 2 . Mercure’s work features large-scale abstract oil or acrylic paintings and small encaustic works that explore form, color, shape and shadow in an engaging way.  Ladwig’s ceramics in porcelain are a study in function and simplicity. 
This exhibit is free and open to the public. All are invited to the Artists’ Reception on Sept. 7, 5-8 PM, which will feature special guest speaker Naomi Hoshino Horii. The short talk, Creative Flow: Form & Function will explore the balance of creative energy, beauty and function.
Light refreshments will be provided during the reception. Wine will be available for purchase. More information.

Arts in Education

Arts in Education Grant Opportunity for Local Teachers -EXTENDED

Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers, for the 10th year in a row. The deadline for application is 9:00 AM Sept. 5, 2017. More information can be found at  Projects must be completed by August 31, 2018. 

Arts in Community

Arts in Community Grant Opportunity

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Arts in the Community-Grant cycle.  The grants are available to local individuals and organizations for the 14th year in a row.  The LCAC awards money, usually not exceeding $1000 per grant, to fund projects which will directly benefit the city and residents of Lafayette.  Due to the large number of grant requests in recent years City Council increased the funding available for this grant program in 2017.   Approximately $15,000 will be awarded.  The grant application is available from the City of Lafayette website; Grant applications deadline is September 29, 2017, with funds distributed in January 2018. All projects receiving grant money need to be completed by December 20, 2018.

see and respond

Call for Artists and Poets! 

Call for Artists and Poets for the 2017 See & Respond Art Show.  The poetry entry deadline is September 15, 2017; all artwork is due September 28.
Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2017 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art, in any medium, that are inspired by any of the 2017 Art on the Street sculptures. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories, and three age groups for this juried show: 2-D Art, Photography and Poetry.  This program is not limited to local artists.  Artists are asked to respond to current Art on the Street Sculptures. This is the fifth year of the See & Respond Art Show. More details are available at .
The See & Respond Art Show and Art on the Street Meet the Artists Reception, featuring the Art on the Street Sculptures and the works they inspired, will be held in Lafayette Public Library October 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  
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Eleanor Goodman

An Evening with Eleanor Goodman

The Collective Community Arts Center will be hosting An Evening with Eleanor Goodman: The Spirit of Chinese Migrant Worker Poetry. Ms. Goodman will be reading from her highly acclaimed anthology of contemporary Chinese worker poetry, Iron Moon: An Anthology of Chinese Migrant Worker Poetry, as well as from her own poetry in Nine Dragon Island. This event will be held on Mon., Sept. 18, 7- 9 pm and is free and open to the public. More information about this event can be found at or at the event facebook page at
This event will also include an informal discussion on current social conditions and poetic literature in China.  This event is free and open to the public, community members and students interested in contemporary American and Chinese poetry are high encouraged to participate. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Lafayette Latino families
The Lafayette Latino Families Photography exhibit will be on display on the second floor of the Lafayette Public Library.  Latino families of Lafayette are invited to add to this exhibit by contributing their own family photos and stories.  Copies of photos may be delivered to The Collective (201 N. Public Rd.) or the Lafayette Public Library (775 W. Baseline Rd.)
Book Arts League

Events at Book Arts League

Alternative Letterpress: Pressure Print and Type Collage with Greg Robl & Julia Seko 

Sat. Sept. 23, 10 am – 4 pm
Go off the letterpress grid! Pressure printing and type collage are fun, easy techniques for beginning and experienced printers.Join us for a day of creative exploration in the printshop! Each participant will go home with about ten posters. Please bring $10.00 Materials fee to class. BAL members $93.00/Non-members $103.30

Open House - Sunday September 10, from 1-4 pm. Free!

Please join us for letterpress demos, bookbinding and light refreshments. See examples from our workshops and outreach, and hear about our upcoming events.Tour the historic Ewing Farmhouse and Bunkhouse & learn the history of the Ewing family and their centennial farm located at 1915 N 95th St., Lafayette CO 80026.
Great company and light refreshments provided. All ages welcome!
Please park on Prairie Ridge Drive. We hope to see you there!

Raised Cord Sewing - Using  the Sewing Frame  

Learn to sew over cords and/or tapes on the sewing frame with Brenda Gallagher. 
Sunday September 24th, 10-4 pm. Please bring $10.00 Materials fee to class. BAL members $129.00/Non-members $139.20
All details available at

Reverence Academy of Dance

Swing Dance Class

at Reverence Academy of Dance start Friday Sept 8, 7- 8 pm for 8 weeks.
$160 a couple

Dance classes at Reverence Academy of Dance,

16th year in Lafayette, start August 14 with Royal Academy of Dance ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, pre-school, adult and ballroom.   BOYS dance for FREE!  Registrations continue through September., 1370 Miners Dr. #111. 303-661-0719.

Senior center

Senior Art Show

Calling Lafayette and other local artists 50+ years old
Share your talent in the Lafayette Senior Center Art Show September 8 – 22, 2017; Register and submit up to 5 pieces September 5-7, 9 AM – 4 PM 
Accepted Media – Original Works Only
• Oils & Acrylics: Original oil and/or acrylic paintings
• Water Media: Original watercolors, gouache, and acrylics
• Photography: Original photographs, not computer art
• Drawing/Printmaking: Original works using charcoal, pencil, pen, and ink or related materials and combinations.
Exhibit is open Monday – Friday September 11 – 15 and September 18-22; 103 S. Iowa Ave (corner of East Simpson in Old Town)  303-661-1492

Lafayette Historical Society Presentation

The Lafayette Historical Society and the Lafayette Public Library will host "How the Colorado Gold Rush Put Colorado on the Map." by Wesley Brown on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10:30 - noon in the lower level meeting room of the Lafayette Public Library (775 W. Baseline Road). 
By the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range, north of Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. This important chapter of history significantly influenced Colorado maps of today. This program is open to the public and is free (donations accepted).


At the Center for Musical Arts

Music Together Demo Class

Wed. Sept. 6, 10-11 am; demo class free
MUSIC TOGETHER: (Ages: Birth to five and their caregiver) We offer multiple sessions of Music Together®, where children and their caregivers are introduced to the world of music through songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Discounts for the second sibling enrolled; infants 8 months and under may attend class for free with an enrolled sibling. – Space is limited! Sign up for the demo class at least one week in advance at 303-665-0599 x100 or

Beginner Bluegrass Jam: (Ages: 12 and up)

Tuesdays 6 – 7 pm | Sept 12 – Oct 10 and Nov 7 – Dec 12  Cost: $85 each. Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians! Instructor Dan Harris will introduce you to the ins and outs of playing bluegrass in a group! In this five-week course, you’ll learn to kick off, sing, accompany and take “breaks” on classic bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes. Students should have a working knowledge of their instrument and how to play basic chords. 

Steelband / Steel Pan Ensemble (Ages: high school and up)

Thursdays, 7:30 – 9pm | Sept 14 – Nov 16  Cost: $195 The steelband is an ensemble comprised of steel pan (steel drum) instruments. The steelband is like a symphony in that it has many different steel pan voices that make up the band. Students will learn the history, technique, and performance of the instrument through this class. Students joining this ensemble should have a basic understanding of rhythm. If you can tap your foot to simple pop tunes, you can definitely join the Steelband. Electric Bass is also a traditional part of the ensemble, and bass players interested in this repertoire are welcome to join! 

Jazz Combo: (Ages: High School and up)

Session starts Sept. 11, Cost: $135-$160 The Jazz Combos consist of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, or drum set and are formed based on experience and ability. They provide an in-depth study of jazz improvisation and performance opportunities will be a part of each session.  The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term, with director permission/audition required. *Public school students are required to also play with their school ensembles. 

Glee Club: (Ages: 14 and up) 

Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm Sept. 11-Dec. 11; concert Dec. 15 (14 meetings)  Cost: $275 The Glee Club is a singing group focusing on creating harmony and ensemble singing. Join others who share your passion and sing your heart out with some of your favorite ensemble songs, from Broadway choruses to a capella. No audition necessary, just a brief conversation with the director for placement.
All classes happen at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette 80026. Details for all classes visit 

Seuss at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players Lunch Bunch announces the opening of SEUSSICAL, the Broadway show based on a variety of Dr. Seuss stories.  Performances on Saturdays begin Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 28 at 11 am followed by lunch at noon at the Harlequin Center for Performing Arts, 1376 Miners DR. Lafayette. Reservations are requested by calling 303-786-8727. Admission of $15 includes lunch.  


pARTiculars Anniversary

Ninth Anniversary Celebration Sept. 15 @ pARTiculars!
You're invited to a reception on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5-7pm in celebration of pARTiculars' ninth anniversary! New work by pARTiculars owners Ann Barnsley, Jeff Becker, Suzanne Connolly-Howes, Donna Flebbe, Jeanne Hougen, Marita McDonough and Peter Steele will be featured in the exhibit Mosaic, and founding members of pARTiculars will exhibit as our guest artists.
Join us for music, food and fun, and help us celebrate being part of the Lafayette community!

Centaurus Orchestra

Centaurus Orchestra

Come by on Sat., Sept. 9th to Festival Plaza on Public Road to hear beautiful music performed by the Centaurus High School Orchestras!  We are raising money to go to Winter Park to participate in a competitive music festival in April of 2018.  To find our more about our organization, please visit  We look forward to seeing you there!"


Openings on local arts boards

Apply to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) or the Public Art Committee (PAC)!

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC)! LCAC is a citizen committee dedicated to developing, promoting, nurturing, and celebrating arts opportunities in Lafayette. 
LCAC Rolling Deadline: (applications accepted until all positions are filled)
PAC Rolling Deadline:  (applications accepted until all positions are filled)
Collective hours
Scramble Campbell

Scramble Campbell Book Signing

September 29, 6-9p - Closing Reception and Book Signing: Scramble Campbell  - "Live Music Painter"
Arts Hub 420 Courtney Way, 
Last chance to view this exhibition featuring the colorful paintings of Keith "Scramble" Campbell, Colorado's premier Live Music Painter. Scramble will be on hand to sign his new book, "Live Music Painter". Books, prints, and paintings are all available for purchase. Reception is free and open to the public.
The Arts Hub

Arts Hub10-Year Anniversary 

Sat, Sept. 9th -10am to 2pm

  • Sample Classes
  • Live Music
  • Face Painting
  • Refreshments

The Arts Hub is a local 501 (c) (3) nonprofit art center with dance and art classrooms and a 200 seat theater, located at 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette. 


Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
The Deluxe Spray-It Fire Rocketship
Artist Jimmy Descant
Salida, Colorado
Location: WOW! Children's Museum
110 N. Harrison Avenue; Lafayette
Materials: Found object, Assemblage sculpture
Price: $7,500
 Artist Statement: A rocketship depicts futurism and the ascent of Man's mind, as well as what he can do with his hands. This project is one of my large scale sculptures to cast that "WOW" factor immediately for the viewer.
Then... the discussion between people as to the effects and affects of such a piece in the realm of what WAS to be the future and what actually IS, and will be. 
My rocketships neither contain or depict any form of guns, bullets, or bombs; they are for the peaceful exploration of time, space, ideas, and cultures. Recycling is a major key, and the finding of the raw materials is a large share of the end result, of which I am a professional in acquiring the vintage and beautiful in out of the way places.
There is no end in America to reusable quality made pieces from the Golden Age of American manufacturing and the inspiration I get from them to create my stylized vision.
I am the Rocketman, and a Severe ReConstructivist! seeking the cool of that inspiration, as well as the message, creating in Salida, CO. and taking it to the world!

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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