August 22 - September 29: (im)press: exploration of printmaking featuring Jen Grant and Brian Wood
October 3 - November 10: Dia de los Muertos
Come to the Collective Community Arts Center 6 - 8 pm for Viva Arts, the First Friday cultural series. Enjoy a night of FREE music , performance, light food and community. Wine for purchase. Join us to meet artists, listen to live music, enjoy some delicious food and see the exhibit. Wine for purchase.
August 23; 6 - 8 pm; (im)press Opening reception; join artist Jen Grant and Brian Wood for live music and light refreshments. Featuring printing press demonstration by the Book Arts League
September 6; 6 - 8 pm; Viva Arts. (im)press-shons. Colorful songs by Kimmerjae in response to the exhibit.
October 4; 6 - 8 pm; Viva Arts. Come to the Collective to celebrate the opening of the Dia de los Muertos exhibit.
Gallery ~ Events ~ Programs
201 North Public Road
SUN: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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 (Open until 8 pm on First Fridays for Viva Arts Events)
SAT: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hours subject to change
* Closed on the following Tuesdays for art installations: 4/30, 6/25, 8/20, 10/1, 11/12
Historic neon sign replica installed at The Collective
December marked the latest historic pursuit in Old Town with the installation of an updated version of an iconic neon sign that once hung at 201 N. Public Road. Efforts to further recapture the full impact of the building’s historic façade by incorporating a replica of the “Coors on Tap” neon sign came to fruition this winter. The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority commissioned the reproduction sign with a twist, one that incorporated the words “Arts on Tap” to creatively promote the new community arts center.
The Collective Community Arts Center 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 engage in the arts through various exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs.
Visitors 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.