Arabella Tattershall's metalwork fine art in the Elemental Journeys exhibit at The Collective
San Souci Film Tonight

Dance on Film: a Sans Souci Sampler

Friday, November 30; 7pm house opens; 7:30pm screening starts at The Collective; 201 N. Public Road
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is proud to present our first ever collaboration with The Collective. Brought to you by a grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, this 1 hour screening event will feature 10 films from 5 countries, with ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary dance, and more. If you've never experienced a dance film before, this is the perfect show to whet your appetite! While some of our screenings are kid-friendly, this one is aimed more at an adult audience. Light refreshments (including Red Vines, of course!) will be provided, with wine available for purchase. Some contributing artists may be present for a Q&A following the show. We promise, they won't bite! Main Image Credit: This is an image from "Akasha" (2017, Switzerland) directed by Sean Wirz. www.sanssoucifest.org

Elemental Journeys Exhibit at The Collective

Elemental Journeys Exhibit , through December 17

Elemental Journeys Exhibit featuring Arabella Tattershall, Kimmerjae Macarus, and Lynn Wooton Three artists, three medium.  A beautiful artistic journey.  Enjoy works in stone, metal and oil paint by Kimmerjae Macarus, Arabella Tattershall, and Lynn Wooton.The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays in Old Town Lafayette

Saturday, December 1, at noon – 4:45 p.m. in Festival Plaza.
Visit Santa, meet Jingles D. Checker, sing carols and see the holiday tree lighting.
https://www.facebook.com/events/480426732363115/ Festival Plaza, 311 S Public Road
Viva Arts: First Fridays at The Collective December 2, 6-8 PM Flea Circus!

Viva Arts: First Fridays at The Collective

December 7, 6-8 pm - Viva Arts/Edwina The Great & Her Amazing Traveling Flea Circus

Edwina has traveled the world over to find the most talented fleas—miniature minions of delight to woo you with feats sublime and…dangerous.Wine available for purchase. More from Public Works TheatreThe Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Únete a nosotros

La Comisión de Artes Culturales de Lafayette (LCAC) busca ciudadanos que quieran planear, asistir, abogar y participar en las artes culturales. Un comisario no tiene que ser un artista. Uno debe creer que el espectro de las artes culturales es una parte importante de lo que hace a Lafayette vital y especial y quiere dedicar tiempo a esa idea. También buscamos llegar a las poblaciones subatendidas en Lafayette y esperamos que usted nos pueda ayudar en esas metas. LCAC solicita una posición de comité voluntaria y dos posiciones suplentes* voluntaria. 
 
El Comité de Arte Público (PAC), un subcomité de la Comisión de Artes Culturales de Lafayette (LCAC), es un grupo consultivo designado por el Concejo Municipal para revisar las propuestas y hacer recomendaciones con respecto a la selección y exhibición de obras de arte públicas. El PAC también es responsable de asesorar al Departamento de Artes y recursos culturales en materia de administración, mantenimiento y reparación de obras de arte públicas. PAC solicita llenar 2 posiciones suplentes* voluntarias. 
 
*Todas las posiciones requieren que se pueda atender una junta del comité, una vez al mes. Todas las posiciones comparten de sus ideas y opiniones.  Las posiciones suplentes votan en caso de la ausencia de un miembro de comité. 

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.

The Arts Hub

The Arts Hub Holiday Season Shows

Annie, Kids: Fri, November 30, 6 p.m., Sat. December 1,  2 p.m. & 6 p.m., Sun, December 2, 2 p.m. Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts with pluck and positivity.
Snow Queen Dance Theater: Fri, Dec. 14, 6 p.m., Sat. Dec. 15,  2 p.m. & 6 p.m., Sun Dec. 6, 2 p.m.  The Arts HUB presents the Dance Theater Production of the Snow Queen, original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. 
www.artunder.org, 303-229-1127.  All performances at the Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO.

Winter Break Reading Challenge at Lafayette Public Library

Lafayette Public Library's Winter Break Reading Challenge

December 21-January 7. For all ages.
During the kids' winter break, don’t forget to take time for yourself. Take a break and read! For your chance to win a free book and other prize, complete 3 of the following 5 activities: Read a book, Listen to a book, Check out a magazine from the library, Visit the library, Share your favorite book from 2018. Create an account or log in at https://cityoflafayette.beanstack.org  Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd.

Lafayette Public Library Book Discussion of "Less", by Andrew Greer

LafayetteREADS! Book Discussion 

December 10, 6 p.m. Open to the first 10 to register.
LafayetteREADS! is a community reads group that gathers quarterly to talk about the latest and greatest in fiction. The December selection is Less by Andrew Greer – winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious novel. Register here to join the public discussion.  Discussion guideLafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd.


Visual Mantras Exhibit at the Lafayette Public Library

Visual Mantras Exhibit at The Lafayette Public Library

Open through January 1, 2019. Mandala-themed art created with specific healing intent, designed to allow your eyes to wander but always draw them back to center, much the same way that a mantra does in meditation. These stunningly beautiful digital paintings are richly complemented with written explanations and original musical soundtracks. http://cranialsacred.com/visualmantras.htm Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd.

Menorah

Menorah Lighting at Festival Plaza

Sunday, December 9; 5 pm at Festival Plaza in Old Town Lafayette. Boulder Center for Judaism will host a public Menorah lighting with entertainment at the Plaza. It is a great way to celebrate Chanukah with friends and neighbors. Join us for live entertainment and doughnuts.
Festival Plaza,  311 S Public Road 

Lafayette Open Space Year End Celebration

Lafayette Open Space Year End Celebration and Appreciation

Featuring the Fantastic bird photography of Gerry Morrell!

Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Help celebrate a year of “Lafayette birds!” – an initiative to bring bird watching and the world of birds to Lafayette.  Featuring the fantastic photography of Gerry Morrell, as well as poetry and photos by teen naturalists and others.  We will also a celebrate the 5th year of Lafayette Open Space’s Education program, honor volunteers and collaborating businesses and organizations, and look ahead to 2019.  Birthday cake and other refreshments provided. Attendees are eligible for some fine door prizes! 
Gerry Morrell is a 3rd generation Coloradoan who has been photographing wildlife and nature for 4 decades. His passion is being out in nature and photographing the "back roads" of the American West. His photographs of Colorado birds (mostly local) will wow you! No reservations required. This program is co-sponsored by Lafayette Open Space, Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department, and the Lafayette Historical Society.    For more information contact Martin Ogle at Martin@EntrepreneurialEarth.com 

Lafayette Library, 775 Baseline Rd.

Reverence Academy of Dance Holiday Show

Reverence Academy of Dance Presents: Searching for Christmas

Sun., December 16 at 2 p.m.  “14th Annual Searching for Christmas” - A magical trip through the holiday season.  We have Frosty, the Grinch, Rockettes, and so much more! Performance in Boulder at the Manhattan School of the Arts and Academics. Tickets:  tututix.com/reverence  (303) 661-0719 1370 Manhattan School of the Arts and Academics 290 Manhattan Dr, Boulder, CO 80303

The Muse Performance Space

New Garden Dec. 1, 8:00-10:00 p.m. $15

New Garden is the re-emergence of the band formerly known as Garden, and Garden Variety. The sound is a blend of folk rock and groove, with an emphasis on melody and vocals, while featuring acoustic guitar and violin.

Bret Sexton Band and Depth of Field Dec. 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m. $15

An evening of creative improvised music with some of the brightest stars on the scene.

Christmas with a Twist with Jerry Weiss Quartet Dec. 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. $15

Jerry Weiss and his quartet bring jazz with a dash of holiday magic to the Muse. This show is for all ages, and will feature sweet treats and hot chocolate. Come get in the holiday spirit!  museperformancespace.com The Muse Performance Space, 200 E South Boulder Road 
Fine art opening with live music at The Muse Performance Space 12/28, 5:30-8 pm

Fine Art Reception at The Muse

Texture of the Familiar: Fine Art Textiles by Sarah Rockinger and Jennifer Pettus

Reception: Dec. 28, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Live Music by Robin Lewis 6:30-7:30 p.m., $5 Entry fee + ($2.00 processing fee for cards). An evening of: Art and music
Rockinger uses personal as well as political images that offer insight and
hope. Pettus uses found materials and ephemera to express life and beauty.
Lewis combines her love of folk with her roots in soul, for warm and intoxicating
vocals experience in vocals and guitar. Join us for an opportunity to experience
the Muse. The Muse is a new non-profit music performance and visual art venue in
Lafayette with wonderful acoustics, a fabulous gallery, and lovely performance
stage. Refreshments served. http://www.museperformancespace.com
The Muse Performance Space, 200 E South Boulder Road 

Peanut Butter Players Miracle on 34th Street

Peanut Butter Players Presents: Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical

Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m  Additional performances: December 15, 21, 22, at 7:30pm, and December 15 and 22, at 2 p.m.,  $12 adults, $10 children under 12. 
Performed by a cast of 75 adults and children, this musical version of the movie classic features music ("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Here's Love" and many more) as well as its heartwarming message of belief in Santa Claus and is designed for the family audience.   Call 303-786-8727 for tickets or purchase at the box office before each performance. 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.

Caroling with the Center for Musical Arts

Caroling for Everyone

Rehearsal: Dec. 2, 2p.m.

at the Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd. 

Caroling Event:  Dec. 8, 5p.m.

Meet at Community Restaurant, 206 S Public Rd.
We joyfully invite you to celebrate community with songs that celebrate all religions, cultures, and spirituality.
Sign Up Here so we know how much music to print! RSVP: Julie@Brainsong.net



WOW Children's Museum New Years Parties

What's Happening At WOW!
Children's Museum

Boulder Opera Presents Little Red Riding Hood – Tuesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.  Included with Museum admission. Boulder Opera Performers will read a short story and perform excerpts from their upcoming kids opera, "Little Red Riding Hood." 
Create Your Own Light Box!Wednesday, December 5, 4 p.m. $20 per family; $18 per member family
Create your own light box with Gini, Director of Early Childhood Education! Light boxes are dynamic and exciting learning tools. Together, we’ll assemble your light box, create a few light box activities, and you get to take your light box home.  Your light box could make a fun holiday gift for a friend or neighbor! Register here

WOW!'s New Year's Eve Parties

Monday, December 31. Party #1: 10:00am-12:00pm, Party #2: 1:00pm-3:00pm, $11 per child; $7 per member child; $6 per adult
Ring in the New Year at WOW!...before bedtime! Join us for noisemaker crafts, face painting, balloon animals, Bunny and Birdie Comedy Magic Show, and refreshments - all leading up to a grand countdown celebration to ring in 2019! Purchase Tickets Online

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

Spaces Available at The Church of the Arts

Affordable Creative Spaces Available at Church of the Arts

Studios in a charming converted mid-century church, located in flourishing, artistic Old Town Lafayette, one block west of Public Road. Studio B - 280 ft² work space + 45 ft² storage closet, 325 ft² total, $415/mo. Available Dec.15. Utilities included. 9' ceilings.Private Entrance. 2 common Bathrooms. Common Kitchen space.
Easy access to off street parking. Other studios have been leased to visual artists. Not suitable for woodworking, metal-smithing, glass, or music rehearsal/recording. **NO RESIDENTIAL/LIVING SPACE** 110 S Roosevelt Ave., Lafayette


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. Here is just a sample of our many classes:
Leather Journal Class: Sunday Dec. 9th 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.  Cost $45.00 plus $40.00 materials fee   For Pre-teens to adults. Learn to make a 10”x 6-1/2” leather bound travel journal.  Instructor: Jeff Becker (boneheadned@aol.com)
Holiday Cards: Saturday Dec. 8th 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.  Cost $35.00 plus $14.00 materials fee  For Adults and Teens (12 and older) In this class you will learn Iris Paper folding technique originating in Holland in the 20th c. to resemble the spiraling eye of the camera. Please bring small pointed scissors if you have them. Instructor: Joy Weinstein (joyweinstein@gmail.com)
Illuminated Letters Workshop: Saturday Dec. 1 10:00-2:30 p.m.  Cost $55 plus $10.00 materials fee  For Adults and Teens, no background in art or calligraphy required.  Create a decorated letter in the style of the Middle Ages.  You will use modern materials, which will be provided by the instructor.  Contact instriuctor for other supplies. Instructor: Marita McDonough (marita.mcdonough@gmail.com) 

Register for classes at the Gallery, by phone, or online.  

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


Spot the Elf in Old Town Lafayette
The Watchers, Art on the Street by Bobbi Rubingh

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.
The Watchers
Artist: Bobbi Rubingh
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Location: 602 S. Public Road
Medium: lacquered steel
Price: $1,800.00
Artist Statement:  I have always been drawn to outdoor metal art.  My pieces are made with metal and stone, bringing a feeling of permanence to a sculpture, yet constantly changing with the seasons.   I love the challenge of taking an object and changing it into something completely different with my tools and imagination.website: bfdesignstudio.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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