The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

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Upcoming exhibits

  • June 27- August 18: The Language of Thread works by Sara Rockinger
  • August 22 - September 29: (im)press: exploration of printmaking
  • 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.

  • June 28 Artist Reception with Sara Rockinger: Language of Thread; 6 - 8 pm
  • July 5 - NO Viva Arts
  • July 25; 7-8 pm Talk with Artist Sara Rockinger
  • August 2; 6 - 8 pm Viva Arts; Space Opera! 
  • August 15; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunchbox talk with Author Deb Brandon

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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 (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
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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. 

Read more about it.

Our sponsors are National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder County Arts
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.