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
Machine Language exhibit April 6- May 5

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.
Exhibiting Artists:
Morehshin Allahyari
Branger_Briz (Nick Briz and Brannon Dorsey)
Sophie Kahn
Brian Kane
VTOL (Dmitry Morozov)
Tristan Perich
Phillip Stearns

Curated by David Fodel

April 6th; 6 - 8:30 pm – Opening night artist’s talk from Brian Kane
April 28th; 10 am - noon– Data Safari with Branger Briz
May 4th; 6-8:30 pm – Closing night artist’s talk with Sophie Kahn

Congratulations to the Collective for best new addition to downtown

Upcoming Exhibits

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.

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.

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