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
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Synergy: Emerging Artists of Colorado
January 11 - February 9 

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. The exhibit features Stephanie Kantor, Katie Gabriel, Carissa Samaniego, Ryan Wurst and Olivia Davies, and is curated by local artist Mark Moffett.

  • Artist Talkback by Synergy Artists: Fabruary 9, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  • Free and open to the public.
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Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity

February 13 - March 30

Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity opens at The Collective Community Art Center on February 13.  The exhibit, curated by a team of local female artists, is an eclectic mix of work in a variety of mediums from local artists, representing expressions of identity as women and artists.

  • The opening reception will be Friday, February 16; 6 – 8 pm. Light appetizers will be provided and wine will be available for purchase from Augustina’s winery. 
  • An Artists’ Salon (Moderated Discussion) will be Sunday, February 25, 3 - 4:30 pm. The artists of the Women’s Art Show are invited to speak informally and briefly about their art work
Native Decay by Alexa Ballenger

Upcoming Exhibits

Machine Language: April 1 - May 6.  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.

Sonder Collection: May 7 - July 8. 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.