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Documentary Film Agnes Before the Grid on March 8 at The Collective

Agnes Martin: Before the Grid Documentary

Agnes Martin Before the Grid is an intimate, captivating documentary film by Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman. Capturing little known stories of Agnes Martin as told by friends, lovers and classmates who knew her well, give insight into Martin's personality and development of her creative process before her famous grid paintings.
The film will be showing at The Collective Community Art Center, Thursday, March 8, at 7 pm.  56 minute run time.  March 8 is International Women’s Day. All events are free and open to the public.
In 2016, the film received awards of recognition for feature documentary and women filmmakers from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.  It has also been shown at several film festivals and museums around the country. To learn more visit:
The film is being show in conjunction with the exhibit “Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity” opened 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 Collective Community Arts Center 201 N. Public Road

Women's Art Exhibit on display at The Collective through March 31

Identity Theatrics:

Inclusiveness & Equity Series Workshop

March 22; 5:15 - 7 pm. Vanessa Roberts will guide participants to a deeper understanding of "otherness" in order to gain a vision of the significance of the "us v. them" dynamic in the work of identity construction. $5 Suggested donation. March 22, Registration 5:15 - 5:30 pm; Program 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Preregister at 
Presented by Vanessa Roberts. Sponsored by Boulder County Arts Alliance the City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources department, in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and CU Boulder Outreach and Engagement. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. At The Collective Community Arts Center 201 N. Public Road

Poet Ramon del Castillo will read at the Lafayette Public Library March 24

Poet Ramon Del Castillo Reading at the Lafayette Public Library

Ramon Del Castillo will read from his book Quetzales Are Not Extinct on March 24th from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Lafayette Public Library.
Dr. Del Castillo is a Professor and Chair of the Chicana/o Studies Department at Metropolitan State University in Denver.  Dr. Del Castillo's work focuses on Social Justice and Activism, Mexico/Chicana/o Politics, and Poetry.  He has focused his research in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Chicano Viet Nam Veterans, as well as developing collaborative bi-national curricula between the nonprofit and civil society sectors with his work in Mexico.
Dr. Del Castillo will be reading from his recently published book, Quetzales Art Not Extinct.  His poetry connects the realities of being Mexica/AmerIndian/Chicano past and present in this collection of 30 gut-wrenching poems. He shares his own experiences, successes, and hardships as a veteran, as a son raised in the barrios of Wichita with the ghosts of his predecessors, slaughterhouse workers, railway gangs, dreamers, and zoot suiters. He demonstrates the importance language and voice play in being able to use spare words. It is in these pieces that Del Castillo feels able to give direct expression to his deepest feelings about friendship, and fascinating and diverse characters that populate it, love and nostalgia. Info Lafayette Public Library 775 Baseline Rd 

Center for Musical Arts Performathon and student performances

Performathon Student Fundraiser

Saturday, March 6; 9 am - 3 pm.  FREE
Enjoy performances by students and ensembles throughout the day and participate in a New Orleans-style jazz parade, hear our students perform, pizza and snacks for sale, games, door prizes, instrument petting zoo, Irish dancing, free cake, and more! For details visit

Class Registration throughout the month of March for music classes starting in April.The Center for Musical Arts has registration open. Music Together - various days, week of April 2; $152 for 8 weeks; Beginning and Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer classes: April 2 -- $85 for 5 weeks; Singing for Health -- April 3 -- $65 for 4 weeks; Beginning Bluegrass: April 3, $85 for 5 weeks. For details and registration call the registrar at 303.665.0599.
Center for Musical Arts  200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette

Machine language exhibit at The Collective in April, opening reception April 6

Machine Language exhibit at The Collective

April 1-30, 2018. Opening Friday, April 6 at The Collective Community Art Center
In conjunction with LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) the City of Lafayette and The National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibition 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.
The Machine Language exhibition is a new addition to the 3-year old festival that explores electronic and new media through performances, workshops, films, talks and exhibitions. The Collective Community Arts Center 201 N. Public Road

Art Market at Art Night Out 2018

Art Market Returns to ANO in 2018!

We're excited to announce the return of The Art Market to the 2018 Art Night Out series. The Art Market features over 30 artist vendors showing and selling everything from painting to sculpture and ceramics to craft, as well as live art demonstrations from guest artists, a special "Junior Art Market" showcasing child and teen artists, and more! Shoppers and interested artists can learn more at

2018 Art Night Out Schedule May 11 June 8 July 13 August 10 September 14
Volunteers at Art Night Out checking IDs and selling tickets

Art Night Out Volunteer Training

April 29; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the  Lafayette Police Department and Municipal Court Building; 451 N 111th St, Lafayette
ARTS! Lafayette and the Lafayette Police Department is offering a free training for all volunteers who wish to help with alcohol service, id checking and sales at the Art Night Out Beer & Wine Garden. Volunteers will learn how to check IDs and other required safety precautions. Other volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require training. Volunteers should be trained every three years.
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Mmmwhah! Gathering

March 11th, 2-5PM Calling together the artists in all of us for a "Mmmwhah! Gathering" with Music, Movement, Mindfulness -- whoa! and – Art, for free dance, art-making, and improvised music. Space limited. RSVP via Recommended donation $10-$25. Funds will be used to establish a monthly Mmmwhah! Gathering on Second Sundays. Big thanks to LCAC for a seed grant to launch this series!  Sign up for our newsletter at; like us on Facebook (; follow us on YouTube. Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Dr.   

wizard of oz actors

THE WIZARD OF OZ by Peanut Butter Players

All ages will appreciate this new and creative approach to a classic favorite, performed by the Lunch Bunch. Saturdays; Now through March 17
Reservations requested 303-786-8727
Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106.  More information

Peanut Butter Players Spring Break Camp

MARCH 27, 28, 29  Peanut Butter Players offers something fun and creative to do during spring break - PLAY-IN-A-DAYcamps.  Start at 9:30 a.m. with some theatre games, improvise and write a play, rehearse, costume and finally perform if for friends and family at 4 p.m!  No experience necessary, just bring a lunch, spend the day creating, making new friends and having fun.$50/day  Pre-registration by calling 303-786-8727.

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Clown Camp 2018! by Public Works Theatre Company

June 11-15; 9am-3pm Tuition: $285; Early Bird Discount until March 15th.Clown Camp for children going into 2nd through 6th grades. Conveniently located at the Starkey Building at Festival Plaza, this camp features some magic, light circus arts, and clowning with a showing on the last day. For more information including after-camp care options:

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize sponsored by the City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources

Call for entries for Youth Poetry Event

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2018 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. All entries are due March 23, 2018, at 5:00 pm.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize (LYPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money. The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in Lafayette. The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome.
Arts in Education Grant Applications available from City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department

Arts in Education Grants Available

Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer the 11th annual Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers. The deadline for application is April 12, 2018.  More information can be found at

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"Out of the Box" Artist Reception at pARTiculars  

Reception Friday Feb 9; 6-9 pm. Join us for an art show reception with refreshments and demos by owners. The exhibit hangs through March

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio:

Boho-inspired Pearl Drops Leather Pendant  Create a sizable pearl pendant.  15 and up. Friday, March 16; 1- 4pm OR 5:30-8:30pm.  (Class repeated on other Fridays. $25 plus $25 materials fee 
Colored Pencils and More  Learn the many techniques for using colored pencils, whether you are a beginner or have drawing experience. Tues 4-6pm:  March 20,27,April 3,10,17th   5 classes-$130.00 plus $8.00 materials fee. (ongoing)
Mosaic Picture Frame Class  Adults and Teens. Learn how to mosaic an 8x8” picture frame. Great beginner class. Sunday, March 18; 12 - 4pm. $45 plus $20 materials fee
Watercolor Experiences Experience watercolor painting in a positive and successful atmosphere. Mon 1-3pm; March 5,12,19, 26th4 classes-$130 (ongoing)
Wednesday Building Blocks to Painting in Oils and Acrylics  Learn to paint through discussions, demonstrations, and one-on-one help.15 and up. Weds 12- 3pm; March 7,14,21, 28; 4 classes $140  (ongoing)
After School Art Club - Book making with Deb Bond  ages 7-11; Mondays, March 5,12,19,26th; $100 plus $20 materials fee
See the web site for more classes or to sign up,, 720-890-7888 pARTiculars Gallery and Teaching Studio 401 S. Public Road 

McTeggart Irish Dancers performing at WOW Children's Museum St Patrick's Day Celebration

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at WOW

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance - Sunday, March 18; 11:00 am. Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with an engaging dance performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers, Colorado's Premier Irish Dance Academy!

March Craft Activities:

• Spring Dandelions - March 7th at 12pm-2pm
• Make It Go: Racing - March 11th at 10am-12pm
• Leprechaun Traps - March 17th at 12pm-2pm
• Kindness Coloring - March 27th at 10am-12pm
All craft activities are located in WOW!'s Art Room and are included with Museum admission.  WOW Children's Museum 110 N Harrison Ave. For more information visit:
Reverence Academy of Dance in Lafayette offers children's dance classes

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance 

16 years in Lafayette with a Registered Teacher and Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance, Ms. Vera.  
Fun classes in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Preschool, Ballroom and Ballet.  303-661-0719


Church of the Arts in Lafayette offers studio space for rent

Artist Studios available at Church of the Arts 

The Church of the Arts, located one block West of Public Rd., in Lafayette's “old town", has affordable studio spaces available, starting March 1st.  Spaces range from 85 - 240 sq ft. These are NOT residential living spaces. 110 S Roosevelt Ave.
Matthew Doubek:   

The Arts Hub Student Theater Group

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 16, 17, 18; 7pm The Arts Hub’s Middle and High School performers present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.  Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Rated PG-13 for references to puberty and sexual development, a somewhat irreverent appearance of Jesus, and a small amount of profane language. The Arts Hub Theater, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; 303-229-1127;

Culture Night at The Collective First Fridays 5 - 8 pm
Lafayette Reads Book Club at the Lafayette Public Library book of the month Pachinko

LafayetteREADS!: Pachinko

Join the Book Discussion Group, March 19 at 6 pm.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a sweeping historical saga of one Korean family living in exile in Japan. It is a gripping tale of an extraordinary family struggling with faith, family, and identity. This work was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award and was on all the Best of 2017 book lists.
Receive a free copy when you sign up for the March 19 discussion group! Check with a librarian for details.

Agnes Martin Before the Grid Documentary film at The Collective March 8 at 7pm
Moire Torch by David Farquharson

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.

Moire Torch

Artist David Farquharson
Aurora, Colorado
Location: 100 W. Cleveland
SW Corner of Cleveland and Public Road
Materials: Steel
Price: $5,000

Artist Statement: My work is inspired by scientific exploration and a desire to interact, engage, explore, and play. The main components of my work are Interactivity and Light. I strive to create dynamic pieces that interact directly with their audience or environment. My work creates opportunities for viewers to direct the lighting within the piece, or uses their natural movements to create optical illusions that appear to dance and flow through the piece as they pass by - making the viewer a key component of the work.
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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