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Viva Arts First Fridays at The Collective March 1, 6-8 PM Celebrating 40 yrs of Sister Carmen

Feb 1 First Friday - Viva Arts - Lead with Love: Celebrating 40 Years of Sister Carmen Community Center

Friday March 1, 6 - 8 pm Come to the Collective Community Arts Center March 1, 6 - 8 pm for Viva Arts, the First Friday cultural series.  Enjoy a night of FREE music , performance, light food and community.  Wine for purchase.  
The March 1 Viva Arts is the opening reception for the Lead with Love exhibit.  Live music by Khabu.  Bring a non-perishable food items.  We will be hosting a food drive February 28 - March 15 to benefit Sister Carmen Community Center.The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Wandering Through Words Exhibit at The Collective Community Arts Center

Wandering Through Words: Works by Matthew Hoffman 

The Collective Community Art Center is proud to present wanderingthroughwords – Works of Matthew Hoffman from December 18, 2018 – February 17, 2019. Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago based artist and designer. Known internationally for his project, “You Are Beautiful”, Matthew Hoffman creates inspirational and uplifting, word-based artwork. His messages are both positive and simple, yet beautifully crafted. "There's enough negativity and ambiguity in the world. There's no reason to add to it." - Matthew Hoffman. 
The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Burning Man Shorts and Q&A at The Collective 2/8 6:30-9:30 PM

Burning Man Panel Discussion with Short Films

February 8. 6:30 pm. Free 
Join a panel of local Burning Man enthusiasts for an entertaining and informative evening that will answer all your questions about this cultural movement. We’ll view some short films about the Burning Man Festival and engage in a lively discussion about our communities. Want to learn more about why veterans consider this more than “a rave in the desert” and the ways Burning Man’s community shows up in Boulder County? Come join Art in Community The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Neon sign at night

Thank you, Gary Klaphake

The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department would like to wish City Administrator Gary Klaphake all the best as he retires from 20 years of service to our community.  Mr. Klaphake understood the potential for the arts to be a part of building both economic and social vitality in a community and has generously supported the expansion of the arts in Lafayette.  The new “Arts on Tap” sign gracing the Collective Community Arts Center was installed by the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority and the Arts, with some assistance from the Arts & Cultural Resources Department, to honor Mr. Klaphake’s vision for Old Town Lafayette and all he did to transform Public Road into a wonderful destination. Best of luck on your retirement, Mr. Klaphake!

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Call for Youth Poets!

Entries Due March 22. Now open: Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce the annual youth poetry prize. Winners of the 2019 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize will be announced at a reading and reception. The finalists at all youth levels will be invited to read at a public event. $340 will be given out in prize money. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. (303) 661-1261

Call for Artists City of Lafayette Gallery Walls

City Gallery Walls Call for Artists

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. Artists showing their work at the Library or Senior Services may request permission to hold a reception. Lafayette has a substantial art community, and a dynamic citywide arts program. This is a no-fee, juried exhibition. Apply online.

The Lafayette Art Market at Art Night Out starts May 8

Applications open for The Art Market @ Art Night Out

Second Fridays from May to September
The Art Market returns for the 2019 season of the City's popular Art Night Out festival series. Each second Friday evening from May through September, 30+ artist vendors will set up shop to show and sell their work to thousands of attendees. Applications are open now - spread the word and tell your artist friends to apply for free at See you this summer! Art Night Out, Public Rd., Old Town Lafayette

Programming at The Arts Hub

Summer Camps: School is out 5/23

Check out the more than 40 different ½ day and full day summer camps the HUB has to offer

IncrediFlixCoding with KidsFairy CampLego CampRainforest Camp and more!

Aerial Dance

Classes available for all ages. Experience what it is like to dance and fly in the air in The Arts HUB’s new Aerial Dance classes. No experience necessary.Register hereThe Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way (303)229-1127 

Lafayette Sustainable Film Series:Who Owns Water? March 12. 7PM

Sustainable Film Series at The Arts Hub

Wednesday, March 12, 7 pm. Three southern states are locked in a battle over the fresh water of the Chattahoochee River, a slow, muddy river that transformed Atlanta from a small town to a growing, thirsty metropolis. In this stunningly shot, award-winning documentary, the filmmakers return to the source of their childhood river and paddle all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, journeying deep into the water wars. Everything comes down to one question: who owns water? Official Trailer: 
Brought by Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, the Arts HUB, and Walking Mountains Science Center. The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way (303)229-1127 

First Fridays at The Muse Performance Space: Expeditions Plus One!

The Muse February Highlights

First Fridays, Featuring: Robert Johnson

February 1. 7 pm. tickets $15 Robert Johnson with Expeditions led by Lafayette's own, Pete Lewis and Clare Church. Robert Johnson is a veteran singer and entertainer. 

Sheela Bringi 

February 22. 7 pm.  Sheela Bringi , Hindustani classical and devotional musician, incorporates influences from American blues and jazz with the Indian music she learned as a child from her parents and classically trained musicians in India.

Ben Markley Quartet with Joel Frahm on Sax

February 28. 6:30-8 pm. tickets $15-$20 Ben Markley Quartet with NYC saxophonist extraordinaire, Joel Frahm! Also with Jim White on drums, Marty Keeney on bass, and Ben on Piano. Fresh arrangements and compositions played by some of the best jazz players in the country!

Ascent Jazz Ensemble with Grant Larson on Sax

February 2. 7-9 pm. tickets $15 Ascent Jazz Ensemble featuring Lafayette's saxophonist, Grant Larson! All original compositions. 
The Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Rd. (720) 352-4327

Open Mic Night at The Center for Musical Arts

The Center for Musical Arts

TGIF Social Music Jam w/Special Guests!

February 1, 4:30-5:15 pm. Fridays. FREE monthly music jam for children through adults with special needs, led by Board Certified Music Therapist Amanda Bryant. This month our special guests will be a hip-hop dance troupe. Come to Make music, Make friends, Listen, Play, Dance- your choice! Sensory friendly accommodations made as needed. Caregiver/ Parent must also attend. 

Open Mic Night

February 22, 7pm on. Fridays. FREE chance to perform on our stage!  Bring your instruments, come sing, or just come to listen and applaud.  Open to everyone in the CMA community. Refreshments available for sale.   
Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd. (303) 665-0599

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance - Sunday, March 17, 11 AM

Springing Forward at WOW!

Celebrate Seuss! 

March 6.10:30 am. In honor of Dr. Seuss Day and our belief that "a person's a person, no matter how small", we are celebrating all things Seuss! Participate in fun activities and games that pay homage to the fascinating world of Dr. Seuss. Come stack hats, make a wocket for your pocket, or balance 10 apples up on top! Dr. Seuss activities are included with Museum admission.

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance 

March 17. 11:00 am. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at WOW! with a special performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers!  Performance is included with Museum admission.  

Boulder Bach Festival Program

March 27. 11:00 am. Classical music is for kids too! Join our friends from Boulder Bach Festival for an interactive and educational musical performance during Spring Break. Performance is included with Museum admission.

Book Discussion at the Lafayette Public Library

Book Discussion: The Newcomers

March 18, 6 pm Book Discussion Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group, with your Lafayette Public Library. The current selection is The Newcomers, by Helen Thorpe, a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a public high school learn English and become Americans, in the care of a compassionate teacher. Read the book and join the discussion! Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026  (303) 665-5200 

Lafayette Electronics Arts Festival 2019

LEAF2019 - unCover

March 15 & 16, 7:00 pm. Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival returns for its 5th season with world class new media performances from Helsinki/Berlin, New York and Denver/Boulder. Friday evening is dedicated to performances and Saturday evening for artists talks and demonstrations. “unCover” explores the idea of Media Archeology and ways old (and new) technologies can be used for purposes altered from how they were originally intended. Free and open to the public.
Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, 200 East Baseline Rd. 

Dance with Reverence!

Reverence Academy of dance offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop and social dance.A registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, Ms Vera has been bringing educational excellence to Lafayette with fun and laughter for 17 years! Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Suite 111 (303) 661-0719 

Clown Camp with Public Works Theater Company

Clown Camp: the Fine Art of Silliness

June 17-21. 9 am-3 pm. For children entering 2nd-6th gradesRegistration is now open with an early bird discount until March 15th! limit 12 participants. Camp held in Old Town Lafayette at the Starkey Building, 309 S Public Rd. 
June 21. 2 pm. Last day performance at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 E Simpson St.   

Cannon Mine Coffee Poetry Readings Series

Poetry Reading Series at Cannon Mine Coffee -  2nd Thursdays

7-9 pm Open Mic, 7:30- 8 pm Featured Poet

Arrive by 7:15 to sign up or email If you’re going to be later, give Larry the time you will arrive. Please only sign up if you’re sure you’ll be there. Cannon Mine Coffee, 210 South Public Rd. 303-665-0625

pARTiculars Featured Member Artist April Christenson

Featured pARTiculars member: April Christenson

Check out her desert landscapes in colored pencil as well as detailed bird art on display.
She also teaches drawing, colored pencil, and pen and ink at the gallery.

Student Show, March 1 - April 30

Reception, March 8. 5 pm - 9 pm   
See what our art students have been creating this past year.  It will be a feast for the eyes. Light refreshments served. Wine for purchase.

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio owned and operated by local artists who proudly showcase more than 40 Colorado artists in various fine arts media.  
This spring we offer 37 different classes!  There is something for everyone!  Reduce stress and unleash your creativity with a class. Visit our web site for more class information or stop by the gallery for a catalog of classes. 

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

Church of the Arts Studios

Affordable Creative Spaces Available at Church of the Arts

Studios in a charming, converted, mid-century church, located in artistic Old Town Lafayette, one block west of Public Road. Studio B - 280 sq ft work space + 45 sq ft storage closet, 325 sq ft total, $415/mo.  Studio E, 205.5 sq ft $265/mo. Utilities and wi-fi included. 9' ceilings. Private Entrance. 2 common Bathrooms. Common Kitchen space. Easy access to off street parking. Other studios leased to visual artists. Not suitable for woodworking, metal-smithing, glass, or music rehearsal/recording. NO RESIDENTIAL/LIVING SPACE. Contact Matthew Doubek at for all inquiries.110 S Roosevelt Ave., Lafayette

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Stranger Reduction Zone by Timothy Flood

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.
Stranger Reduction Zone
Denver, Colorado
Location: Southwest side of Festival Plaza
Medium: Aluminium, plastic and electronics
Price: $6,000.00
Artist Statement: Stranger reduction zone was the merger of three thoughts; that individuals in urban environments are reluctant to talk to people they don’t know, that people in urban environments may regularly cross paths with other people due to daily routines, and that a stronger and safer urban community could be built by getting to know each other a little bit. My sculpture aims to help create a more familiar urban community by encouraging people to venture outside their personal bubble a bit and meet someone new, even if it’s just learning their name.
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For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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