Community Art- Conduction

Why does art in the library matter?


“Every library, stripped to its barest mission, seeks to connect people with information. Art is information—the product of a creative process and the process itself.”
Erinn Batykefer

Community art plays an important role in the life of Lafayette Public Library. In collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Council, we host art exhibits featuring local artists throughout the year at our three public galleries.

In addition to our gallery shows, we proudly spotlight local art in our permanent collection. 
Sr Carmen 40th anniversary

North Gallery: Our Latino Heritage: Latino Families in Lafayette

LPL proudly hosts an ongoing community collaborative exhibit created from photos and stories of Lafayette Latino families. Photos and stories are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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In the Gallery this Month


Main Gallery
A Legacy of Compassion: The Sr. Carmen Community Center


Sister Carmen Community Center, a non-religious nonprofit, has provided critical assistance to residents of East Boulder County for 40 years. As a Family Resource Center, they have implemented expanded services and enhanced programming based on the FRC model to empower participants to become self-sufficient. 
 
Their origins stem from Sister Carmen Ptacnik, a Catholic nun that was assigned by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in 1970 to assess the needs of the people in Lafayette, Colorado. Sister Carmen’s name has been retained to commemorate her charitable interest in our community.

North Gallery Our Latino Heritage

Our newest gallery!

South Gallery: Intercambio Exhibit

The exhibit is a brief representation of all the great connections that have been formed through the Intercambio English program.
Cross-cultural relationships have a benefit for entire families and the broader community, not just teacher and student. Diverse communities are coming together and the social walls are being broken down. Confidence is growing, fear is receding, and communities are integrating. Join the tribe!

Lafayette Public Library Gallery Space Art Opportunities


If you are interested in showing your artwork at the Library, you are invited to answer the City of Lafayette's Call for Artists! The City of Lafayette is looking for artwork to display throughout its gallery spaces, including Lafayette Public Library.