The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

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201 North Public Road


SUN:     12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MON:     Closed
TUE:     10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WED:    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
THU:    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FRI:      10:00 am – 7:00 pm
SAT:     10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Hours subject to change

Free. Form. Function. an exhibit featuring painter Sheryl Mercure and ceramic artist Lynda Ladwig, will be at The Collective from August 28 through October 2. Mercure’s work features large-scale abstract oil or acrylic paintings and small encaustic works explore form, color, shape and shadow in an engaging way.  Ladwig’s ceramics in porcelain are a study in function and simplicity. 

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Visit us for art and ofrendas. Check our schedule for events.

Dia de los Muertos

Latinos of Lafayette Lafayette Historic Exhibit

The photography exhibit made possible with the help of Frank Archuleta, Jr., features some of the Latino families who have contributed to Lafayette as veterans, leaders, athletes, activists, and coal miners.  The exhibit gives a small glimpse into the impact and history that Latino families have made in the community.
The Lafayette Public Library and The Collective will continue to accept photos to add to the exhibit.  Please drop of copies of any pictures to include as originals may not be returned.  Include names and dates if possible.  Photos may be delivered to The Collective or the Library.

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The Collective Community Arts Center will serve as a clearing house for arts and culture, and blend 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 can engage in the arts through rotating exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs. 
Visitors can come together to express and celebrate the community’s identity through art.  The center’s concept will continue to evolve over time through participant input and public engagement.  

Upcoming shows:

October: Day of the Dead Exhibit & Activities.  Preview our schedule

November & December: East Boulder County Artist Association

January 2018: Emerging Artist

February & March 2018: A Crone's Eye View

April 2018: Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Exhibit