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

The Collective will be closed on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23.

East Boulder County Artists Winter Exhibit

East Boulder County Artists (EBCA) is excited and pleased to announce a showing of the work of our community of visual artists at The Collective Art Center in Lafayette, November 4th, 2017 through January 2nd, 2018. Please join us for an artist's reception with food and wine, Friday evening, November 3rd from 5 - 7 p.m., 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette, Colorado. Thanks to the City of Lafayette for this beautiful new space to show art!

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Spot the Elf

Come to The Collective November 19 - December 19. Stop by Old Town merchants for a 2017 Spot the Elf passport book. Open to elf seekers of all ages. Drop off completed books at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center to be entered to win prizes.

2018 Upcoming Exhibits

January - Synergy: Emerging Artists of Colorado - This exhibition features select works by recent graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, University of Denver, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado

February - Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity
Call for Artists open to Boulder County Women Artists  http://bit.ly/CFAwomen

March - Machine Language - In conjunction with LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) and the City of Lafayette, Machine Language explores the ongoing modulations in the relationship between machine and human; machines making art, machines as art, art of the machine and art in the machine.

May - Sonder Collection - The project features the county’s often marginalized and underserved populations — the invisible members of our communities, and includes images and comments from the immigrant, working poor, transgender, homeless, and youth-in-crisis communities. www.bouldercounty.org/invisible/

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.