The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

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Upcoming exhibits

  • Birds of a Feather: Invitational exhibit celebrating Lafayette's designation as a Bird City USA.
    • February 7, 6- 8 pm; Artist Reception
    • Exhibit on display January 9 - March 1, 2020
  • Mining Memory: Works by Contemporary Navajo Artist Melanie Yazzie
    • Exhibit on display March 5 - April 26, 2020
  • Latino Legacy and the Lafayette Swimming Pool: A glimpse into Lafayette History
    • Exhibit on display April 30 - June 28, 2020

Viva Arts is the First Friday cultural series at the Collective Community Arts Center 6 - 8 pm. Enjoy a night of FREE music, performance, cultural experience, or artist reception, light food and community.  Wine for purchase.  Viva Arts is a collaboration between Arts and Cultural Resources Department and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

  • January - No Viva Arts in January

  • February 7, 6 - 8 pm - Birds of a Feather
    Join us to celebrate Lafayette's designation as a Bird City, and meet the artists of the exhibit.

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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 – 5:00 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:
1/7, 3/3, 4/28, 6/30, 8/25, 9/29, 11/3.

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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
  1. Arts and Cultural Resources

    Physical Address
    The Collective Community Arts Center
    201 N. Public Rd.
    Lafayette, CO 80026

    Phone: 303-661-1261

  2. Susan Booker

    Director of Arts and Cultural Resources
    Phone: 303-661-1260


The Collective Community Arts Center blends 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.