The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

  1. Lafayette City Facility Closures

    The Collective Community Art Center is CLOSED. Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Lafayette has closed all public City facilities in the best interest of the surrounding community and our residents’ health and safety Read on...
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Current Exhibit

  • Mining Memory: Works by Contemporary Navajo Artist Melanie Yazzie
    • Exhibit on display March 5 - April 26, 2020
    • CANCELED: Thursday, March 26, 2020; 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pathfinding: Storytelling by Melanie Yazzie
    • CANCELED: Saturday, April 18, 2020; 9:00 am - noon - Basics of Monotype with Melanie Yazzie

Upcoming exhibits

  • Latino Legacy and the Lafayette Swimming Pool: A glimpse into Lafayette History
    • Exhibit on display April 30 - June 28, 2020

Arts Activities

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201 North Public Road

The Collective Community Art Center is CLOSED. Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Lafayette has closed certain public City facilities in the best interest of the surrounding community and our residents’ health and safety 

Resources from the Colorado and Boulder County Health Departments and the CDC may be found on the City’s website: www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID .

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Historic neon sign replica installed at The Collective

December marked the latest historic pursuit in Old Town with the installation of an updated version of an iconic neon sign that once hung at 201 N. Public Road. Efforts to further recapture the full impact of the building’s historic façade by incorporating a replica of the “Coors on Tap” neon sign came to fruition this winter.  The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority commissioned the  reproduction sign with a twist, one that incorporated the words “Arts on Tap” to creatively promote the new community arts center. 

Read more about it.

Our sponsors are National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder County Arts
  1. Arts and Cultural Resources


    Physical Address
    The Collective Community Arts Center
    201 N. Public Rd.
    Lafayette, CO 80026

    Phone: 303-661-1261


  2. Susan Booker

    Director of Arts and Cultural Resources
    Phone: 303-661-1260

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The Collective Community Arts Center blends the City's commitment to honoring Lafayette's past while moving into the future. The Collective houses the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.

At The Collective, visitors engage in the arts through various exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs. Visitors come together to express and celebrate the community's identity through art.