Synergy: Recent Art Graduates Exhibition @ The Collective in January

Synergy:noun- The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect  that is greater than the sum of the individual elements. 
The Collective is pleased to announce Synergy: Recent Art Graduates will be exhibited from January 11 - February 9.   This exhibition features select works by recent MFA graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado. The show will be curated by Mark Moffett.  The exhibit features Stephanie Kantor, Katie Gabriel, Carissa Samaniego, Ryan Wurst and Olivia Davies.   Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 12, 6 - 8:30 pm at the Collective Community Art Center; 201 N. Public Road.  Music by Skyler Heck aka f-ether.  Light appetizers provided; beer and wine for purchase.
On January 9, Mark Moffett will host an artist talkback on Feburary 9, from 6-9 pm as the culminating event for the exhibit.  All events are free and open to the public.

Reception at the Collective

Opening:  Lafayette Cultural Resources Grant Writer

The City of Lafayette seeks one or more part-time, contract Grant Writers to work in collaboration with Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee and under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Division Coordinator.  The chosen candidate will research public and private arts and cultural grant opportunities, complete and submit grant applications, track and manage grant requirements, check progress and complete reports.   As an independent contractor, the grant writer must work independently and supply his/her own personal computer, software programs, internet connection, and workspace. The contract position will pay $20 - $35 per hour depending on experience and proven track record.  More information here.

lcac pac

LCAC & PAC Volunteer Openings

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee is seeking volunteers to join us in continuing to develop Lafayette’s cultural arts and pubic art program.  A belief that art improves quality of life is much more important than artist skill or experience.  To join the LCAC apply here.  To join PAC apply here. Please contact Susan Booker, Arts & Cultural Resources Director, for more details.


TCL Presents Fermata

Theater Company of Lafayette & Theatre Esprit Asia Present Fermata
Secrets, jealousies, lost dreams and future hopes collide as the action unfolds with humor and grace in a lush villa, underscored by strains of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss Jr., Tchaikovsky, Chinese folk and milonga – music of the barrios of Buenos Aires, the Spanish Pope’s favorite music.
Fermata runs January 12 – 28, 2018; Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm; $16 general, $13 students/seniors 55+, $10 children 12 and under, + fee for credit card charge. Mary Miller Theater, 300 E Simpson St., Lafayette, CO 80026  
Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 or online at  
This production is made possible in part by funding from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.  

Peanut Butter Players

Children's Theater at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players is holding January pre-registration for winter classes, all of which are detailed on our webstie.

Dementia Friendly Performance

Dementia Friendly Music Performance

You are invited to a special performance for older adults with dementia and their care partners by high school music honors students from Peak to Peak Charter School. Jan, 20, 1:30 p.m. Lafayette Senior Center, 103 Iowa Ave. Lafayette, CO 80026
As part of a Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, the performance lasts less than an hour, with time for visiting following the entertainment. Please come and enjoy! There is no charge, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to 303-678-6116, or

Dog art

Truth Is A Good Dog. Art exhibit

Truth Is A Good Dog. Art exhibit at Cannon Mine Coffee :: January thru February 2018
Can dogs lie? I think not. 
One thing Tif Choate can say about canines is they represent the full truth. Looking into the eyes of a dog you see their hearts are pure. She paints to reflect the souls of these wonderful creatures we call companions & best friends. Come to Cannon Mine Coffee, look into the eyes of one of these dogs and fall in love. Truth is a good dog.
Meet the Artist Reception at Cannon Mine Coffee; 210 S. Public Rd. Lafayette; on Friday evening, January 12th, 7-10 pm.  Live music & refreshments will be provided; coffee, beer & wine is available for purchase.Joining Tif exhibit at Cannon Mine will be fellow artist Dori Stickels, a wonderful watercolor realist. For more information, visit:

MLK March

Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace

Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate in the City of Lafayette's 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration on Monday, January 15! Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East County, the event will kick-off with a pre-march celebration, featuring live entertainment, good food, and mini service projects at Angevine at 11:00 a.m.  The March for Peace will commence at 12:30 p.m. The march route will span from Angevine to City Park, where youth organizers will facilitate a culminating art activity.  A shuttle will be provided from City Park to Angevine immediate following the event at 1:45/2:00 p.m.  For more information, contact or
Closed January 15
The Collective will be closed on January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Arts Hub


420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; 303.229.1127;  
Register now for the 2018 Winter/Spring Dance, Theater and Art classes at the Arts HUB.  Classes start January 9th. 
New in Dance:  You can now purchase a punch card for Adult Dance Classes in Tap, Jazz & Ballet.
New in Theater:  Acting and audition classes for all ages are coming to the Hub in 2018.


Invisible Audience Presents: Masontown

 Saturday, January 6 at 7:30PM (doors open at 7:00PM)  Cost: $15.Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Join us for a special concert in the Invisible Audience concert series featuring Masontown, a Colorado band whose sound is an exciting take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music  Echoes of the poignant exploration of the Matt Flinner Trio blend with the fierce drive of Bill Monroe and the plaintive song-craft of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. Beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase.  For tickets and details visit

Steel pan

Center for Musical Arts News

All events held at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  Visit for details or registration.
Intro Hammered Dulcimer Mondays, 11 am-12 | Jan 8-Feb 12 Cost: $85; Ever wanted to play a hammered dulcimer? Even if you’ve never held the hammers before, our beginning class will teach you all the basics to start learning this enticing instrument.  And if you already have some experience, sign up for Continuing Hammered Dulcimer and extend your repertoire and skills!  We have a limited number of hammered dulcimers to rent to students; contact the registrar for information.  The class runs in five week sessions to fit your schedule.  Sign up for one or many!  
Glee Club Mondays, 7:15-8:45 pm | Jan. 22-May 21 Cost: $360; Research at Rice University recently concluded that singing decreases stress, increases positive hormones, helps develop concentration and memory skills, and creates a strong sense of belonging. With this in mind, we invite you to join our ensemble of singers, ages 14 to 114, in CMA’s Glee Club! 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. Visit for registration and more details.
Singing for Health Tuesdays, 1:30-3 pm | Jan.9-30 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: $65; Singing is not only fun, it can be good for you!  Yet many people are reluctant to sing anywhere outside of the shower or of their car. If this describes you, feel more confident by “Singing for the Health of It.” This group is for adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds who want to sing in a laid-back atmosphere while learning healthy singing and vocal technique. Each group is shaped by those who join; activities tailored to accommodate individual needs. The 4-week courses are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-certified music therapist with a background in vocal performance and pedagogy.
Adult Dalcroze Eurythmics Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm | Jan 10-May 2  Cost: $240; Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique, exciting, and powerful education in music for individuals of all ages and levels.  Rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation unlock creativity, nurture imagination, and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making.  Eurhythmics (literally, good rhythm) places experiential knowledge at the fore.  Musical concepts are explored through social and interactive methods that invite the students to trust their ideas and develop their own intuitions.   Our enrichment class for Adults allows everyone from amateurs to professional musicians to expand their musical skills!
Steel Pan Drumming Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm | Jan 18-March 22  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. The focus will be  traditional Caribbean styles including calypso, soca, reggae in addition to arrangements of well know popular songs. 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.
Community Band | Thursdays, 7-9 pm | Jan. 11-May 17 Cost: $150; Whether you have been playing for a short time, a long time, or a long time ago, this group is open to woodwinds, brass, and percussion instrumentalists. No formal audition if required but participants are expected to know major scales and be comfortable with intermediate repertoire that will encompass all genres including popular, march, and symphonic. At least two public performances are held during the year. This group has members who are advanced Middle-and High School students as well as adult community musicians. Fun for the whole family!
Jazz Combos | Mondays | Jan. 8- May 14 & Wednesdays | Jan. 10-May 16  Cost: $170/$220; This large group will explore all forms of jazz with an emphasis on improvisation. Instruments may include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drum set. Depending upon instrumentation, the group will play standard jazz charts and/or use fake book material. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term. The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. New members – Director permission/audition is required before enrolling. 
Music Together | Tuesdays 9 or 10 am | Jan. 16-March 20 & Wednesdays, 9 or 10 am | Jan. 17-March 21 Cost: $110; In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as non-formal, non-performance oriented musical experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers to join in on – regardless of their own musical ability. Children are given the freedom to participate as they choose and caregivers are encouraged to continue the musical learning at home by listening to the CD’s and musical play. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. Family and friends are always welcome to visit.
All events held at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  Visit for details or registration.


Business of Arts: Board Member Training

January 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 at The Collective; 201 N. Public Road; Lafayette.
Don't miss this opportunity to educate your Board of Directors on such topics as: Fiscal Monitoring; Being a Community Liaison; New Board Member Recruitment; Officer functions of Secretary, Treasurer, President; and more.
Presented in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Networking & Registration: 5 - 5:30pm; Workshop: 5:30 - 7pm; $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members Register online here:  or find more info at
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art at acne lab

Call for artists

Looking for local artists who want to display their artwork! The Acne Lab has hosted four great local artists and would love to continue hosting other talented artists. Now that the Art Night Out season has come to a close, the artist might choose to host an "opening" or a "gallery night" in which we would help support that effort with marketing and remaining open on evening/weekend hours. Artist can keep 100% of any sales.
Please contact us @ 303-600-8361 or


Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance is accepting new students for the start of 2018.  Classes start Jan 8, 2018.  Call 303-661-0719 or register online at   
Fancy Dance Winter Ball
Get Fancy!   Come dance and celebrate at Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette CO 80026.  Dancing from 6-10 pm with great music and professional lighting. $10 tickets goes toward buying window blinds for the studio.   Get tickets here:
Rumba and Cha Cha Social Dance 8 week course starts Fri. Jan 12, 7-8pm   Come dance with us and do something for yourself.  Teachers Gerry and Vera Stephenson


Art in the Community Program for High School Girls

As part of its Art in the Community program, the Empowerment Center of East County (also known as (EC)^2) will host an emotional quotient group and corresponding public art project for high school girls. Scheduled to commence on Thursday, February 1, the free program will meet weekly from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and result in a large-scale mural focused on teen mental health.  Space is limited.  For more information, contact

Book Sale

Annual Book Lovers’ Sale 

January 20-22!
Presented by the Friends of Lafayette Public Library.
Treat yourself to some great book finds during the Friends Annual Book Lovers’ Sale, January 20-22, at the Library. Mark your calendars and stock up!
Well-loved, lightly-used children’s and adult books, CDs, and DVDs! Most items are 50¢ - $2, some specially priced.  All proceeds benefit Lafayette Public Library.

Red Rover

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.

Red Rover
Artist Patti-Stajcar

Golden, CO
Located at Tri; 107 S. Public Road
Medium: Bronze
Cost: $38,000
Artist’s Statement
The sunshine basks the hills in gold at my studio in Golden, Colorado where I have lived with my husband for over 30 years.  Surrounded by such inspirational beauty, my heart and soul go into every piece I make.
With a subject in mind for bronze or marble, I start by sketching multitudes of abstract forms on paper, then progress to clay.  Fifteen or twenty speed sculpts later something will catch my eye growing with the changes.  Then, I’ll begin the sculpture.
Wood, on the other hand, sculpts itself.  I look at each piece of wood until it tells me what it wants to be.  As I carve, sometimes it changes its mind, but I follow along, and we come to an amicable agreement.
I want you to get personal with my work. Let the motion energize you.  Swim in the flow and become centered.
Whether you enjoy the cool touch of marble, the soft glow of bronze, or the warmth of wood, I hope you can share in the experience of the creation of my work.

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

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