"En El Baile" Day of the Dead painting by Jose Mares, on exhibit at The Collective
Dia de los Muertos at The Collective

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit , through November 4

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit featuring Arlette Lucero, Jose Mares, Karen Yust, and Centaurus High School Artists

September 27 - November 4

Artists Arlette Lucero, Jose Mares, and Karen Yust are featured for this beautiful exhibit honoring the Dia de los Muertos traditions.  Student artists from the Centaurus High School IB Spanish class are also on display.  The Collective is offering a wide variety of events during the month of October.  For a complete listing visit our activities page or download the flyer.   The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Dia de Los Muertos Opening Event at The Collective October 5 6-8 PM

First Fridays at The Collective

October 5, 6-8 pm - Viva Arts/ Dia de los Muertos Opening Reception 

Join us for the opening of the exhibit, celebrate with food, and a slide show about Dia de los Muertos traditions in Mexico, presented by Lupe Cruz, & a sugar skull demonstration. Bring an item to leave on the community ofrenda.  Make a craft project, and enjoy the company of local artists and neighbors.  Wine available for purchase.  The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261


BCAA How to take Better Pics of your Events Workshop at the Collective

Take Better Pictures to Promote Your Events 

Saturday, October 6, 9am - 11am Boulder County Arts Alliance presents the Business of Art Workshops at The Collective $10 BCAA Members, $15 non-Members

You know a picture is worth a thousand words, do you have the images that will get the public's attention? Professional photographer Rocio De Prado offers you a crash course in the theory of photography composition, rules of angles and lights. We'll get a lesson and then walk around Lafayette's Fall Festival to try out what we learned. Resigster onlineThe Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Rd, Lafayette

Meet the Artist See and Respond Reception 2018

Meet the Artist Reception

October 13, 2018; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join us and the sculptors of Art On the Street for live music, art, a poetry reading and wonderful community appreciation!  Prizes will be awarded for See & Respond and winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award will be announced.  We will serve hearty appetizers & desserts.  Wine and beer will be available. Lafayette Public Library 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO  80026 

Art on the Street Call for Artists 2019

Art on the Street 2019 - Now Open!

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee is looking for submissions for the 2019 Art on the Street program.   Art on the Street is the largest sculpture on loan program in Boulder County. 20 works will be selected; artists will each receive a $750 honorarium for a one installation, with additional $100 for artists who live more than 250 miles away.  Sculpture must be available for one year. Artworks on are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom People's Choice Award or the $250 People’s Choice Award. The deadline to apply is November 5, 2018.http://bit.ly/CFAaots19

Call for Artists City of Lafayette Gallery Walls

City Gallery Walls Call for Artists

Rolling Deadline for submission 3/1/19 The City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department invites Colorado artists and arts organizations to submit work to be displayed in one of three city facilities.  Artwork will be selected by a panel of city staff.  Work will typically hang for a two-month time period. Lafayette has a substantial art community, and a dynamic citywide arts program. This is a no-fee, juried exhibition. Apply online.

Two Rivers Documentary

"Two Rivers" Documentary film and discussion at The Collective for Indigenous Peoples Day 

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The one-hour documentary film “Two Rivers” tells the story of a rural community in Washington state that initiated a process of dialogue between Native and non-Native residents of the area. As the non-Natives learned the real history of the land and its consequences for the region’s original inhabitants, they undertook some very significant actions toward reconciliation and healing. We can be challenged and inspired by their example, and begin to take steps toward right relationship with Native peoples in our own community. For more information about the film and the Discussion Guide: visit Right Relationship Boulder's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Right-Relationship-Boulder-212781066068534/

Singer-songwriter Showcase at E Simpson Coffee 10/19

Singer-Songwriter Showcase at East Simpson Coffee Company

October 19, 6-9 p.m. The Listening Room at East Simpson Coffee Co. is a once-a-month evening of original music featuring top-shelf singer-songwriters from across the Front Range.  October's Listening Room features Monica LaBonte, Edden Rosenberg, and Chris Bosch.East Simpson Coffee Company, 414 E Simpson St. Lafayette, Colorado (720) 502-7010

Singer-Songwriter Showcase at East Simpson Coffee Co.

October 19th, 6-9 PM

The Listening Room at East Simpson Coffee Co. is a once-a-month evening of original music featuring top-shelf singer-songwriters from across the Front Range.  Features Monica LaBonte, Edden Rosenberg, and Chris Bosch.East Simpson Coffee Co. 14 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO 80026. (720) 502-7010

Crone's Eye View Women's Art Exhibit

Crone’s Eye View 2018  Art Show

September 10 - October 10. The Crone’s Eye View 2018 Art Show celebrates women artists 50+, and features six local crone artists: Lili Christensen, Ellen Laverdure, May Lowry, Molly McCrosson, Karen Poulsen, Clare Scott. 

East Simpson Coffee, 414 E Simpson St., Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Dia de los Muertos at The Lafayette Public Library

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Lafayette Public Library

October 27, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos, the Mexican holiday focused on honoring friends and family members who have died, will be  celebrated throughout the Library. 

• 10:30 a.m. – Movie showing:The Book of Life in English
• 12-4 p.m. – Decorate sugar skulls and make Catrina headbands
• 12 – 2 p.m. – Calavera-themed face painting
• 1 p.m. – Ballet Folklórico performance
• 1:30 p.m. - Catrina Contest. Parade your best Catrina for all to see! 
• 2:30 p.m. – Movie showing: The Book of Life in Spanish
Ofrendas made by Lafayette community members will be on display all day throughout the library, and the exhibit continues through November 9. Drop by to visit the altars and share the love of our community for those who have gone before us.
Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026, (303) 665-5200
The Laramie Project at The Arts Hub

The Laramie Project at The Arts Hub

October 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th. 7:30 p.m. Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. Purchase tickets online. or call 1-800-838-3006 
www.artunder.org.  The Arts HUB
420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO 80026
(303)-229-1127


Monday Jazz Jam at The Muse


Monday Night Jazz Jams at The Muse

Monday, October 8, 7 p.m-10 p.m. Open Jazz Jam Session  $5.00 donation for listeners, free for performers

Michael Lenssen Trio

Friday, October 5, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
This trio came together out of a desire to explore the different sonic possibilities available in a stripped down setting while sharing the bass role. Original compositions and arrangements are tied together with improvisation, and the band sometimes segues seamlessly for entire sets. 

Bhu's Magic Number Series

Sunday, October 7, 7 p.m. Each concert features a different trio with Khabu, playing originals, jazz/world classics, and open improvisations.
Series/Student discounts available.

Coyote Poets of The Universe

Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Coyote Poets of the Universe will be celebrating the release of their epic two CD set “Strange Lullaby” with a concert at The Muse, Lafayette’s newest live music listening room.

Songbird Vocal Jazz Fest

November 3, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The 2018 SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest is an all-day event for jazz singers and instrumentalists who work with jazz singers, focusing on the art and business of vocal jazz performance. Events start at 8:00 am and continue throughout the day, ending with an 8:00 pm concert by featured artist and clinician Jackie Allen. $145 before 10/1, $160 after 10/1.  Register onlineThe Muse Performance Space, 200 East South Boulder Road, Lafayette, Colorado, (720) 352-4327
Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players Programs

Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m.The Emperor's New Clothes (Prince Street Players version) presented by the fall Lunch Bunch, followed by lunch (hot dog, salad or pbj) at noon. All for $15/person. Additional performances will be on Saturdays, October 13, 20 and 27th. Reservations requested. 303-786-8727,  pbpcontacts@gmail.com.  Designed for the family audience, this hilarious version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is suitable for birthday parties, scout troops or just a date with Grandma.  

Fall After-school Classes 

Basic Creative Dramatics for 4-6 year olds,  Musical Theatre, and Acting Performance. No experience or audition is necessary.   Beginning on September 24, the classes run for 8 weeks.  Full information and registration on the website https://www.peanutbutterplayers.com.  Call 303-786-8727 with questions. Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106.

Reverence Academy of Dance Register for Classes

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance

Boys dance for free and we have classes for everyone in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical (contemporary) teaching the Royal Academy of Dance. Ms. Vera Stephenson (co-owner and Artistic Director of Reverence )is a Registered Teacher and Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance. Reverence Adademy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Lafayette 303-661-0719 www.reverenceacademyofdance.com


Kid's Opera at Center for Musical Arts

From Center for Musical Arts 

Kids Opera Workshop

October 3-December 15

Kids, come put on a show! In 10 weeks you will learn every part of what goes into making an opera: how to be a stage manager, conductor, director, set and costume designer and crew, as well as learning the parts and becoming the actors and singers on stage. The final week, you get to perform the whole opera for friends and family! This is a great little opera with a variety of parts for all levels. Tuition: $210 + registration fee.  

TGIF SOCIAL MUSIC JAM

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 4:30-5:15 p.m.. Designed for children and adults with special needs, please join Board Certified Music Therapist Amanda Bryant for a FREE monthly music jam the first Friday of each month. Come to make music, make friends, listen, dance, and express yourself in a welcoming environment with sensory friendly accommodations as needed.  


The Riccardis in Concert 

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 7:30-9:30 p.m., Political Snarkasm - Sandy and Richard Riccardi. With 40 million views on youtube and social media, Sandy and Richard Riccardi are Rosie O'Donnell's "New Favorite Singing-Songwriting Team!" Their songs songs have been featured in Queerty online magazine, and Dr. Demento and GayRadio. We perform yearly at the Metropolitan Room in NYC, Germano's Cabaret in Baltimore, and several times a year at Society Cabaret in San Francisco as well as standing bookings at theaters all over California, Cape Cod, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina and many more. Tickets: $22.00 

Wood And Vine

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5 p.m. Wood &Vine is a collaborative classical music recital and wine tasting event where the wines (and cheeses, if desired) are chosen to taste are “paired” with the music selections being performed. A wine specialist/certified cheese professional will introduce each wine and discuss why it was paired with the specific work that is to be performed while tasting that specific wine.  Cost: $20 

centerformusicalarts.org  Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette

Center for Musical Arts Faculty Concert

Faculty Concert

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5 p.m.  Music of the Night!  Get into the Halloween spirit.  Cost: Free
centerformusicalarts.org  Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette

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WOW on tap fundraiser

What's Happening At WOW!
Children's Museum

WOW! on Tap Fundraiser – Friday, October, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Check out WOW!’s exhibits in new and exciting ways, visit our beer (and cider) garden, enjoy nibbles from local restaurants, play games and win prizes, participate in a LEGO® Battle with Play-Well TEKnologies, create a custom beer koozie and more!  All proceeds benefit WOW!’s educational and hands-on exhibits and programs.  This event is for grown-ups ages 21+.
Tickets: $40 per person.  Purchase tickets online
WOW!’s Halloween Party – Friday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Come dressed in costume and enjoy ghostly crafts, spooky science experiments, ghoulish games, tasty treats provided by Happy Family, magical giveaways, playtime, and more!  Box dinners are available for purchase in advance with event tickets.
Tickets: $11 per child; $7 per member child; $6 per adult Purchase tickets online 

WOW! Children's Museum, 110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026, (303) 604-2424

San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

"Kids+Dance+Film"

Saturday, October 6, 2-3pm. FREE Recommended for kids age 6 and up. Back for a 3rd season at Lafayette Public Library, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema brings you an afternoon event for the family! We screen films featuring dance and dancers from around the world, brought right to your own backyard. Free and open to the public, Red Vines movie snacks provided, as always! Come help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary Season!
This event is brought to you by SCFD with the support of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. www.SansSouciFest.org  Facebook
The Meeting Room at the Lafayette Public Library 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO  80026 (303)-661-1173
Main image credit: This image is a frame from "Akasha" (2017, Switzerland) directed by Sean Wirz.

Classes offered at pARTiculars Gallery and Teaching Studio

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio committed to excellence in art and art education, with a purpose to nurture and promote artistic passion in artists, students, and the community. Register for classes at the Gallery, by phone, or online.  

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette, CO 80026  pARTicularsArt.com  Info@particularsart.com   (720) 890-7888


Window painting contest for kids

Window Painting Contest

Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 (rain/snow date October 13 and 14) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Let your creative juices flow as you design your best Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos themed painting. Entries will be judged by local artists, and there will be prizes involved! Participants will be required to provide their own painting supplies.  register online Questions Lisa Klein 720-352-1988,  lisa.klein@comcast.net.

Movement, Music, Mindfulness - Whoa! and - Art

Mmmwhah! Gathering

Sunday, October 14, 2-4:30 p.m.Calling together the artists in all of us with Music, Movement, Mindfulness -- whoa! and -- Art for free dance, art-making, and improvised music within a loose structure. For details see www.mmmwhah.com/upcoming-events. Recommended donation $10-$20. Sign on to our occassional e-newsletter www.mmmwhah.com. Like us on Facebook Follow us on YouTube
Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Dr. 
Thank you 2018 Art Night Out Vounteers
Midnight Serenade, Art on the Street by Pokey Park

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.
Midnight Serenade
Artist: Pokey Park
Tucson, Arizona
Location: Santiago's, 104 N. Public Road
Medium: Bronze
Price: $15,500.00
Artist Statement: One of three birds in the Midnight Stomp Series. We all dance to a different drummer. This bird is doing the Midnight Serenade, another of the birds is dancing the Electric Slide, and the last bird is dancing the Twist and Shout. All ll the antics that the birds display in the daylight hours when they preen, sing, and hop are just a small window into their private world, I wanted to capture a private moment just for the birds. The birds are having their own private party in the moonlight – stomping, whooping and having a grand old time. www.pokeypark.com

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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