Art Market at Art Night Out
Domenico Farm Reception

Capturing Domenico Farm Exhibit at The Collective

A collection of pastel works by Clare Scott, Dawn Buckingham, Mark Brockman, Mike Ray, Norbert Nagel, Sabrina Stiles with sculptures by Joellen Domenico.

Artist Reception

Join us Friday, July 6 for the artists reception. Meet the artists, see the exhibit and enjoy light snacks.  Wine available for purchase.  The Collective, 201 N. Public Road; Friday, July 6, 6 - 8 pm.  free and open to the public. 

Free Workshop: Plein Air for Curious Beginners

Introduction to Painting with Soft Pastels &Explore Painting Outside 

Sat, July 14th, 1-4 PM at the Collective (201 N Public Rd.) and Sun, July 15th, 8:30-12:30 at Coal Creek Trailhead.  This is a two day workshop.  Call 303-661-1261 or stop by the Collective to sign up. 

Art Night Out featuring Hindsight Classic Rock

Art Night Out July 13

Hindsight Classic Rock, a Boulder-based Classic Rock cover band, will be playing the greatest classic rock songs of all time! Art Night Out will also feature The Art Market, a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally made arts and fine crafts.  These creative goods will be available for purchase from 30+ different local vendors and artists. Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy surprising flash mobs, live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and street performers. 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, ARTS!Lafayette beer & wine garden, children's activities and food trucks open at 5 pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm.  

We love Art Night Out volunteers

Sign up to volunteer at Art Night Out!

We are looking for volunteers for Friday July 13; We need 100 Volunteers per night to make it work! Volunteers needed 2 pm – 11 pm. Earn a drink ticket with each 1.5 hour shift.
Set up crew A  2:00 - 3:30pm
Set up crew B  3:30 – 5:00pm
Shift #1 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Shift #2 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Shift #3 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Clean-up crew 9:15 – 10:45 pm
Email to volunteer.

See & Respond

Call for Artists - See & Respond to Art on the Street

Call for Artists and Poets!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2018 See & Respond Art Show.  Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2018 Lafayette Art on the Street sculpture collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art in any medium that are inspired by any of the 2018 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.  More details are available at  All entries are due September 17.

Apply for 2018 Arts in Community Grants
City of Lafayette Volunteers Poster Contest
Community Summer Project

"This is Aging in Lafayette” 

Older Adults are an active, vibrant part of life in Lafayette and they make up many pieces of the puzzle that makes Lafayette a wonderful place to live, work and play. Help us demonstrate this by designing a puzzle piece that shows what “Aging in Lafayette” means to you.  Submissions from artists of any age are accepted and should feature what “Aging in Lafayette” means to the artist. 
June 8 – August 10 Pick up a blank puzzle piece at the Recreation Center, Lafayette Senior Center and Art Night Out events.
August 31 deadline for submissions to the Lafayette Senior Center or the Recreation Center
September 14 (the final Art Night Out) The assembled puzzle titled “This is Aging in Lafayette” will be on display, and afterwards at the Lafayette Senior Center (103 S. Iowa Ave.)

Blue Heron by Gerry Morrell

A Morning of Photography in Open Space with Gerry Morrell

Two sessions available: Saturday, July 14, 8:30 - 10:30 am. OR  Thursday, July 19, 8:30 - 10:30 am, 
Do you enjoy the outdoors and photography? Would you like to improve your ability to capture beautiful images of wildlife, plants, landscapes and the rest of the great outdoors? Join acclaimed Lafayette photographer, Gerry Morrell to learn techniques on how to make your nature and wildlife photographs "works of art" as opposed to boring "snap shots".  Gerry is a third generation Coloradoan who has been photographing wildlife and nature for four decades. His passion is being out in nature and photographing the "back roads", of the American West.
Martin Ogle (Lafayette Open Space’s Education and Outreach Coordinator) will also provide participants with a “Naturalist’s-eye-view” of the setting being photographed.
Co-sponsored by Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Lafayette Open Space.  Free but reservation is required. Email Martin Ogle at 
More dates may be added, depending on interest. 
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Opera on Tap

Literature Out Loud Community Picnic Concert

July 12, 6-7:30 pm Bring your family to a fun evening on the library lawn! Enjoy a pairing of literature and opera that make the stories come alive. Bring a picnic and enjoy a summer evening of stories and opera. 
Sponsored by Arts!Lafayette, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, and Lafayette Public Library

Emily France, Author

A Visit with Emily France

July 23, 4 pm, (Grades 6-12 and adults)
Popular Young Adult author is coming to the Lafayette Public Library! Join us for the release of her new book Zen and Gone. Emily will be sharing her inspiration process and how she writes a book. Make sure to also check-out her debut book, Signs of You. Her books will be available for sale.  Please Register here!

LPL Summer Reading Program

Lafayette Summer Reading Program

June 1 - July 31
Prizes and Programs for Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults. View our videos  to learn about this year's program and prizes! Sign up online at

Reads & Treats, An UnBook Club

READs & Treats: An UnBook Club  

July 26, 4:30-6 pm. Join us for an UnBook Club conversation at Eats & Sweets. Make new friends and share what you've been reading, watching or listening to. There is no set book to read, and the group is open to everyone. It's all about talking genres, authors, books, movies, bestsellers, and current music. Library staff will bring some of the newest titles to share, and Eats and Sweets will extend their Happy Hour pricing especially for this program.
Eats & Sweets, 401 S. Public Rd.

Stacey Bernstein at The Arts HUB

Stacey Bernstein: From the Dust of This Planet 

July 7- August 30 Reception: July 27, 6-8 pm
Mixed Media Works on Paper, 2016-2018
The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way 303-229-1127

Arts Hub

Showing at The Arts Hub Theater

Into the Woods Jr. 

June 29 at 2 pm, tickets $5. by Stephen Sondheim—Fractured fairy tale musical theater fun for the whole family!

The Jungle Book

July 20 at 1 pm, tickets $5. Don’t miss this family friendly play with all your favorite characters, including Mowgli, Baloo and Shere Khan.  A wonderful introduction to theater for younger audience members.

Aladdin Jr.

August 3 at 1 pm and 3 pm, tickets $5.  Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie—what more could you ask for?  Disney’s classic tale come to life on stage through song and dance. 

Arts Hub Summer Camps
Reverence logo and rainbow dancers

July Dance Camps at Reverence

17th year of summer sessions and camps Ballet, jazz, lyrical, character, musical theatre, choreography, and a swing dance finale. Trip to the Lafayette Water Park and a great little show at the end of the week! 

Register for fall classes now! 

Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap.  We have a wonderful Christmas Holiday Show and a year end recital that is unparalleled in our community.  We are a highlight of the Louisville Parade of Lights and we visit the Balfour Senior Living to share the joy of the season.  We have registered teachers and  are the best well rounded school.   Offering classes from 3 yrs through adult and ballroom for classes, privates and weddings.   Come take a free class and see what we are all about!
Reverence Academy of Dance (1370 Miners Dr Suite 111)

WOW July 2018
WOW Family Dance Party

WOW! Family Dance Party

Friday, July 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us for an after-hours dance party for the whole family! Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of fun activities, including a kid-friendly DJ, hands-on crafts, hula-hooping on the patio, prizes, snacks, and more. Advance ticket purchase required. To purchase tickets visit:

WOW Calendar

WOW Forest of Light

Forest of Light Exhibit - Now Open!

New sensory friendly exhibit encourages play between children of all abilities...transports visitors into a darkened and quiet forest space, complete with an interactive river, a giant pin wall, life size lite brite, marble wall, fluttering kaleidoscope, and a hideout hollow. The exhibit allows children to practice gross and fine motor skills, explore their senses with tactile and visual experiences, and work with color and light design.

Peanut Butter Players A Kidsummer Night's Dream

Peanut Butter Players Presents A KIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Opening Performance: Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. Additional showings: Saturday, July 21 at 2 and 7:30 pm., Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm. This kid friendly adaptation of Shakespeare's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,can be enjoyed by the entire family. The show features 50 young thespians aged 4-17, charming Edwardian costuming, tuneful music and all the hilarity and magic that only Shakespeare could provide.  
Tickets ($12 adults, $10 children under 12) can be purchased at the box office before each show or by calling 303-786-8727.  Further information about this show or our summer day camps on our website  All performaces held at The Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts (1376 Miners Drive)

July Programming at The Center for Musical Arts

Classes ~ Camps ~ Community Groups ~ Workshops

 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette 

Children play ukuleles

Beginning Ukulele Camp! 

(Ages 10-13) July 30-Aug 39:30-11 am, $105.  Students will receive plenty of customized instruction and leave the course with lots of new skills and popular songs. 

CMA beginning guitar

Beginning Guitar Group 

(Ages 11-14) July 23-27, 9:30-11 am, $105

Dazzle your friends around the campfire!  Plenty of customized instruction in a small and friendly group environment. Learn your favorite songs, chords and scales – all the building blocks you need to sound good. 

Opera Singer

Intro to Opera

(Ages 13-18) July 16-20, 1-4 pm, $250. All singing levels.
Why were opera singers the international superstars of their day?  Learn to sing some of opera’s catchiest choruses, revel in the convoluted plots, learn the history of opera and why it’s been so popular for centuries.  Students will get to sing and act through some of Mozart’s madcap comedies and Puccini’s dramatic thrillers. 

More Offerings from the Center for Musical Arts

High School Vocal Jazz 

(ages 12-18) July 30-Aug 3, 1:30-3 pm, $135. Young singers,of all levels,explore the world of jazz. Learn specialized vocal techniques, how to use a microphone, and the basis of improv.

Rock Guitar Workshop

(adults) Sat-Sun, July 28-29, 1:00-3:30 pm, $80. All abilities welcome! Jam out to tunes by Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the list goes on!  Our expert instructor will cater to your individual needs and goals. Both electric and acoustic guitars are invited to rock out with us. 

Vocal Jazz Standards

(adults) Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm, July 10 –Aug. 7 (5 weeks) $205. Adult singers of any level explore the world of jazz.  Learn improvisation, microphone techniques, and a host of other topics in a fun and supportive group setting!

CMA Young people's concert

"Dances from Around the World"

Young People's Concert at Chautauqua 

Saturday, July 7, 2:00 pm, $5-$10
Introduce young children to the excitement of live orchestra music with a program that engages audience members young and old!  SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE: Click HERE to learn about what makes this a sensory friendly performance. Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Rd., Boulder)  

K-9 Art Show at Romero's

Year of the K-9 Art Show at Romero’s

“Year of the K-9 Art Show” at Romero's
For the love of our quadruped friends, K-9 inspired 2D art by many incredibly talented and accomplishments LAFAYETTE, Denver and Minnesota artists.  Show is up through July 31st, 2018.  Curated by Matthew Doubek - alias krap masters studio Romero’s K-9 Club and Tap House, 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio:  Sign up online or at the gallery:  Web site:    Email:    Contact: 720-890-7888

Kids summer art camp:The Sky’s the Limit     

Ages 6-9  and Ages 9-13   Let your creativity soar to new heights in a fun and constructive environment led by professional artists. Class: Mon.-Friday July 9 -July 13. (Ages 6-9 at 9:00-12:00). (Ages 9-13 at 1:00-4:00) $140.00 plus $25.00 materials fee

Kids summer art camp: Fairy Genome Project   

Ages 6-9 and Ages 9-13. A creative and inspirational camp based on the majic of make believe. Class: Mon.-Friday July 23-27th     (Ages 6-9 at 9:00-12:00). (Ages 9-13 at 1:00-4:00) $140.00 plus $25.00 materials fee.                           

Loosen Up Your Painting: Abstraction is Easy!   

Adults’ class for intermediate and above levels.  (On going class may start at any time) Class  Mondays- 7:00pm-9:00pm: July 2,9,16,23,30  5 classes- $175.00 (drop in per class for $40.00)

Watercolor Experiences

Experience painting with watercolors in a positive and successful atmosphere.  Adults and Teens welcome. Class Mondays  1:00-3:00pm :  July 9*,16,23,30  4 classes-$120.00.       (This is an ongoing class).  (July 9th class at instructor’s studio)

Mosaic Class   

Learn the art of mosaic using contemporary materials.  See pARTiculars web site for more details.  Adults/Teens/Children -10yrs. and up Class: Sunday July 8. 12:00-4:00pm $65.00 plus $40.00 materials fee

See the web site for more classes,

Church of the Arts Studio

Church of the Arts Studios

Be part of a growing community of artists in Old Town. Church of the Arts Studios has affordable creative spaces in a charming mid-century church, located one block west of Public, in Historic Old Town Lafayette. Spaces range from 160 - 205 sq ft. ($175-$395/mo). Spaces include utilities, 9' ceilings, private entrances, common shared kitchen and bathrooms. Comfortably cool in summer! Please contact Matthew Doubek at for all inquiries.

Houdini AOTS sculpture

Art on the Street

The 2018 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures. 

Artist: Craig Campbell
Wichita, Kansas
Location: 104 S. Public Road
Medium: Bronze
Price: $25,000.00

This piece is featured on HISTORY channel's MONUMENT GUYS. It is an accurate representation, thoroughly researched in the archives of the Houdini museum in Appleton WI (Houdini's home town). This sculpture includes handcuffs, 2 lock picks, 2 keys, and a bobby pin used by the master magician himself. See if you can find them all!
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

National Endowment for the Arts
City of Lafayette
The Collective
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries
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