Classical musicians on stage
Candelabra by Stephanie Kantor

SYNERGY on exhibit at The Collective

SYNERGY features selected works by Stephanie Kantor, Carissa Samaniego, Katie Gabriel, Ryan Wurst, & Olivia Davies, recent graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado.  The exhibit is curated by Mark Moffett. 
SYNERGY is on display from January 11 – February 9.  The exhibit will close with an Artists Talkback (panel discussion) on Friday, February 9 at 6 PM - 9 PM.  The public is invited to join the artists in a lively discussion about art and other topics relevant to the show. Moderated by Mark Moffett.
The Collective Gallery (201 N. Public Rd) is open Tuesdays - Thursdays 10-5; Fridays 10-7 and Saturdays 10–5; Sundays 12–5. Closed Mondays. For more information visit

Native Decay by Alexa Ballenger

Native Decay by Alexa Ballenger

Women’s Art Exhibit opens at The Collective

“Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity” opens at The Collective Community Art Center on February 13.  The exhibit, curated by a team of local female artists, is an eclectic mix of work in a variety of mediums from local artists, representing expressions of identity as women and artists. The opening reception will be Friday, February 16; 6 – 8 pm. Light appetizers will be provided and wine will be available for purchase from Augustina’s winery. 
An Artists’ Salon (Moderated Discussion) will be Sunday, February 25, 3 - 4:30 pm. The artists of the Women’s Art Show are invited to speak informally and briefly about their art making and how it affects who they are and how they view themselves.

the art market

Art Market Returns to ANO in 2018!

We're excited to announce the return of The Art Market to the 2018 Art Night Out series. The Art Market features over 30 artist vendors showing and selling everything from painting to sculpture and ceramics to craft, as well as live art demonstrations from guest artists, a special "Junior Art Market" showcasing child and teen artists, and more! Shoppers and interested artists can learn more at

Peanut Butter Players Wizard of Oz

THE WIZARD OF OZ by Peanut Butter Players

All ages will appreciate this new and creative approach to a classic favorite, performed by the talented, professional kids, the Lunch Bunch.       
Saturdays; February 17 - March 17
Special Presidents' Day Performance, February 19; special 11 AM Showtime, followed by noon lunch of hot dog, salad or pbj; $15 includes lunch
After-school Classes in Theatre Arts
February 26; continuing for 8 weeks, classes will include a beginning creative dramatics class for 4-6 year-olds; a musical theatre class for grades 1-5, which will create and perform for parents, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and acting classes for elementary and middle school youngsters.  Tuition ranges from $175-200 for each session.  Some scholarships and discounts are available. Registration is online at Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts; 1376 Miners Driver, Suite 106; Reservations can be made at 303-786-8727.  

Children's Dance

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance 

16 years in Lafayette with a Registered Teacher and Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance, Ms. Vera.  
Fun classes in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Preschool, Ballroom and Ballet.  303-661-0719

Chinese New Year

WOW Children's Museum Programs 

Chinese New Year Celebration
Monday, February 19; 10 am-noon. Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Chinese New Year crafts at 10 AM and a special lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association at 11 AM!  

Elite Dance Academy Performance
Sunday, February 4; 10:30am. Come join us for dancing and fun!  The Elite Dance Academy Community Performance dancers will be hosting an interactive dance performance that includes jungle, fairy, and under the sea themes, as well as a mini dance party for the audience!
All event activities are included with Museum admission.

Church of the Arts

Artist Studios available at Church of the Arts 

The Church of the Arts, located one block West of Public Rd., in Lafayette's “old town", has affordable studio spaces available, starting March 1st.  Spaces range from 85 - 240 sq ft. These are NOT residential living spaces. 110 S Roosevelt Ave.
Matthew Doubek:   

Mmmwhah! logo

Mmmwhah! to Lafayette

Announcing the launch of a series of "Mmmwhah! Gatherings" with Music, Movement, Mindfulness -- whoa! and -- Art. Second Sundays, starting February 11; 2-5 PM. Recommended donation $10-$50. Calling together the artists in all of us to improvise music, movement, and art of all forms, or to just listen / observe / take it all in. Space is limited to 30 participants. RSVP to Chuck Ceraso ( or Merlyn Holmes, Founding Creative Spirit of Mmmwhah! ( Questions also welcome anytime. Sign on for future invites at Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Dr.

Local Art at The Acne Lab

The Acne Lab Loves Local Art

The Acne Lab is looking for local artists who want to display their artwork! Now that the Art Night Out season has come to a close, artists may host an "opening" or a "gallery night" which we support with marketing and remaining open on evening/weekend hours. Artist keep 100% of sales.  For info:  303-600-8361

pARTiculars Students' Art Show

pARTiculars Classes and Students' Art Show 2017

Reception Friday Feb 9; 6-9 PM. Join us in a wine and cheese reception to celebrate our 2018 Student Show. Join us to meet the artists and their teachers. The student exhibit hangs February 3-28.
Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio:  (Adults and teens welcome)
Drawing What you See If you can sign your name you can draw.  Learning how to see differently is the key to  great drawing! Beginning and continuing students welcome.Tues 2-4 pm : Feb. 13 - Mar. 13. 5 classes $130 plus $8 materials.
Colored Pencils and More  Learn the many techniques for using colored pencils, whether you are a beginner or have drawing experience. Tues 4-6pm:  Feb. 13- Mar. 13;  5 classes- $130 plus $8 materials.
Pen and ink Sketching for all  Explore the many options and techniques that pen and ink offers. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Weds 3-5 pm; Feb. 14 - 28; 3 classes $90 plus $5 materials.
Leather Journal Class  In this class you’ll learn to make a 10”x 6 1/2” leather bound travel journal.  Preteens, adults welcome. Sun Feb. 18;  12 - 4 pm; $45 plus $35 materials.
Calligraphy  Learn the ancient art of Italic lettering with a broad edged pen. Mon 10-12:30;  Feb. 19 - Mar. 26; 6 classes $150 plus $5 materials fee
Watercolor Experiences Experience painting with watercolors in a positive and successful atmosphere.  Mon 1-3pm; Feb. 5 - 26; 3 classes- $100 
Wednesday Building Blocks to Painting in Oils and Acrylics  Learn to paint through discussions, demonstrations, and one-on-one instructor help.  15 and up. Weds 12 -3 pm; Feb. 7 -  28; 4 classes $140 
See our web site for more classes; Sign up online or at the gallery:   Email:     Contact:  720-890-7888 pARTiculars Gallery and Teaching Studio 401 S. Public Road 

 folk duo Anna & Elizabeth

Performances & Classes at Center for Musical Arts

Recreate your Roots
Sponsored by CU’s American Music Research Center, “Recreate Your Roots” brings together musicians from a diverse cross-section of American roots music traditions — think banjos, fiddles, voices — in an ear-opening way for contemporary listeners.

  • Appalachian Folk Music Presentation by Dom Flemings (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)  and folk duo Anna & Elizabeth Tuesday, February 6 at 3:30PM; FREE  
  • Experiential Latin Music Workshop Steve Mullins and Brenda Romero Latin Music Workshop Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30PM; FREE

Hammered Dulcimer Club Sunday, February 11; Ever wanted to play a hammered dulcimer? We will learn some tunes by ear (music will also be provided) and some by looking at the patterns on the hammered dulcimer.  And if you already have some experience, sign up for Continuing Hammered Dulcimer to extend your repertoire and skills! Email for registration and  details.
Adult Student Recital; Sunday, February 11 at 5PM; FREE
Join us for a free recital with our adult music students.
Singing for Health; Feb 13 - March 6, 1:30-3pm; $65
Singing is not only fun, it can be good for you!  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.  The 4-week courses are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-certified music therapist with a background in vocal performance and pedagogy. 
Beginner Bluegrass Jam; Feb 13 - March 13, 6-7 pm; $85 Open to all ages — 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.  Most types of instruments are welcome; students should have a working knowledge of their instrument and how to play basic chords.
Above events happen at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  For details, registration or information visit 

Jazz Combo

CMA Jazz Combos Concert at Nissi's 

Tuesday, February 13 at 7 PM; $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The CMA Jazz Combos explore all forms of jazz, including standards. The groups are composed of a variety of individuals of all ages. The Jazz Combos provide a more intimate setting with a greater in-depth study of jazz improvisation. Director of Jazz Studies, Steve Christopher. Tickets and details at

Byron the caterpillar

Meet Byron the Caterpillar

Come meet Byron the Caterpillar Who Loves to Imagine. There will be fun, treats, crafts, face painting, prizes and a book reading for kids. Come learn more about The Imagine Project, Inc. with is a literacy-based social emotional program that helps kids alleviate drama, trauma & stress through expressive writing.
February 17th from 12-3; Free. 
Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO
The Imagine Project brought to you in sponsorship of the Lafayette Cultural Art Commission.

Pachinko for book club

For Book Lovers

If you're looking for a book club to join, check with the Lafayette Public Library! We are rich in book clubs; we have public groups and community read groups to choose from. We provide meeting space for book clubs and carry a number of book blub kits available to our community. Check out more information.
Or start your own book club; learn about what we offer in terms of resources and supports. We love to help folks read!  Keep up with the latest in book group news, featuring community read dates and titles. Sign up for our Book Groups List to find out about our WWI Centennial Book Groups, author visits, and community read updates.
Lafayette Reads! Pachinko
Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of  Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are great reads and relevant to today’s issues. Informal discussions are open to all, and focus on the book , as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the world.  Lafayette READS! covers fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.
Current Selection: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko is a sweeping historical saga of one Korean family living in exile in Japan. It is a gripping tale of an extraordinary family struggling with faith, family, and identity. This work was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award and was on all the Best of 2017 book lists.
Receive a free copy when you sign up for the March 8 discussion group! Check with a librarian for details.

Culture Night

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.
Searching for Balance
Artist Matthais Neumann
Brooklyn, NY
Location: Lafayette Senior Center,  103 S. Iowa Avenue
Material: Wood
Price: $4,500
Artist Statement:
My work is situated between architecture and a wide range of artistic practice, with recognized work in multiple fields, exhibited nationally and internationally.  Most of my work is concerned with material, spatial and social aspects of the built environment and can be seen as an extended practice of architecture. Over the past two years I have been engaged with a body of work under the title “basics”, which explores an abstracted notion of form, space and utility. The work wants to be experienced both as an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment in the public realm. The series of work has had a number of iterations as public installations throughout the US. 
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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