UNOCCUPIED: Modern Quilts

Boulder Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit

Last Day: Sunday, January 5.

Negative space is an essential design component in the world of modern quilts. Negative space is an area of the composition that is left blank or appears to be left blank. Juried Exhibition of works by members of the Boulder Modern Quilt GuildThe Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

January 9-March 1 Birds of a Feather Exhibit at The Collective. Artist Reception Friday, Feb. 7; 6-8 pm

Birds of a Feather Exhibit

January 9- March 1 Lafayette is Colorado's First Bird City! We are celebrating with an exhibition of works by eight Colorado artists who are inspired by birds. 

Artists Reception 

Friday, February 7; 6-8 p.m. Join local painters, photographers, and sculptors of birds for a special gathering. Light refreshments served. Wine for purchase. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Apply by Feb. 5 Up to $5000 Public Art Grants

Public Arts Grants - up to $5000

February 5, 2020 Deadline for submissionsHappy New Year! The Public Arts Committee is excited to announce a new grant of up to $5000 for Public Arts Projects within the City of Lafayette. The projects must be completed by December 1, 2020. Apply now The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 

Our Library Programming Reflects Our Values

TOMORROW, Saturday, January 4; 11 a.m. Drag Queen Storytime All Ages -  Come dressed in your finest for a special New Year storytime featuring local drag queen Shirley Delta Blow. Drag Queen Storytime captures the imagination and gender fluidity of childhood play and shows children that people come in all shapes, sizes, and forms!  

Tuesday, January 7; 3-4 p.m. DIY Crafts for Kids, Grades 3-5 , 4-5 p.m. DIY Crafts for Teens, Grades 6-12 Awesome DIY activities and crafts for kids! Stop by the green activity tables across from the Teen Zone (while supplies last).
Saturday, January 11, 10:30 a.m. A Story of Rocky Mountain National Park 
Please join the Lafayette Historical Society in hearing Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger, Michele Bratschun, tell us about the history and the challenges facing the park, from its founding in 1915 to the present. Downstairs Meeting Room LHS phone: (303) 665-7030 Facebook Event

Saturday, January 18; 11 a.m. International Tea Party – Registration required. 
Kids & families - join us to celebrate and sample food and drink from four different countries around the world! This event takes the place of storytime for that day. 
Saturday, January 25; 11 a.m. Boulder Opera Storytime All ages - Join Boulder Opera house for a special musical storytime! Performers will sing excerpts from their upcoming "Puss in Boots" performance. The Purrfect introduction to Opera for kids!

Art on Display at the Library

Trine Bumiller: 100 Paintings for 100 Years & Seasons: A Group Show Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road. 303-665-5200 

Death Café

Death Café at The Library

Thursday, January 16; 6 p.m. Enjoy coffee, community, and connections through informal conversations about death.  Lafayette Public Library is hosting Death Cafés as a way of bringing adult patrons together to have authentic conversation about the one thing we ALL have in common!  Please come if you're interested in some enlightening conversation.  Bring your curiosity. AND, be prepared to laugh! Really! Lafayette Public Library; 775 W. Baseline Road

Lafayette Sustainable Film Series 1/21, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8

Lafayette Sustainable Film Series 2020

Tues, Jan 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film, 7:00 p.m. DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets.Watch the trailer. Join Lafayette Energy Sustainability Committee (LESAC) for a series of monthly sustainability films.
The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way Free and open to the public.  Concessions available for purchase. Brought to you by the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC), the Arts HUB, Lafayette Energy Sustainability Committee (LESAC), and Walking Mountain Science Center.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - DIVE!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Paris to Pittsburgh
Tuesday, March 11, 2020 - Arise
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Vanishing of the Bees
The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way

Tier Two Live: Shows for All ages, all the time!

Tier Two Live

All Ages, All the Time!

Friday, Jan. 10. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8-11 p.m.  Zodiak Free Arts Lab West 2.0  Welcome to the Second Edition of Zodiak Free Arts Lab West! Local avant garde acts will bring instruments like synthesizers, keytars, circuit bent toys, and banjoes to try out between the bands. $5 suggested donation (Thanks to Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for grant support) FB
Friday, Jan. 24. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Punk Night It's always a good time for a little punk rock, right?  We have one of our sound guys, Kevin Little, here with his band The Great Contempt.  We're also excited to welcome back Broomfield's own pop punk masters, The Swifts.  Hollywood Music Magazine calls them "one of the best pop punk bands we’ve heard in ages." $7-$10 suggested donation.  

Saturday Jan. 25. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Indie Rock Night This show is still in the works, but we have Meat and Potatoes joining us along with a couple other local groups to be announced. Confluence Garage, 75 Waneka Pkwy (behind Romero's)

Call for Artists! Boulder Chamber greeting card proceeds help maintain the Boulder Star

Call for Artists: Help Keep the Boulder Star Shining!

Deadline: January 17, 2020
The Boulder Chamber is the proud steward of the Boulder Star and seeks to commission a local artist, illustrator or designer to create the 2020 Boulder Star Card image!  Every year, a portion of the Boulder Star Card proceeds helps fund the operations and maintenance of the Boulder Star. For more information. Call for Artists: Help Keep the Boulder Star Shining!

Jam Out(LOUD) with Drumbox

Jam out(LOUD)! with Drum Box

Drum Box is for…Anyone who has played any kind of instrument and experienced limitations to where and when they can play. Drum Box was created to give space to creativity, expression, & fun! If you’re living in a condo, apartment, or all about that #VanLife; you’re probably missing your drums. If you’re unable to play at home, or just want to #jamoutloud, Drum Box has your fix!  Book a session.  Drumbox, 400 W. South Boulder Rd. STE. 1000, Lafayette, CO

January Featured Artist Deb Bond

pARTiculars: Lafayette's Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

Featured Artist in January: Debra Bond

Debra Bond has taught journal making and calligraphy. She especially loves working with kids. Bond has 20 years experience of teaching children, hoping to pass on her love of all kinds of art!  She has a BFA from the University of Denver and has studied extensively at Naropa University and with many private teachers.

En Plein Air: Meet the Artists

Friday, January 10; 5-7 p.m. Come join us for some amazing artwork that is created “plein air” by the group Plein Air Artists of Colorado. Plein Air means that the artwork is created outside, on location.  Artists try to capture what they see at that moment in time.  It can be quite challenging as the light and weather can change fairly fast in Colorado! Wine and goodies provided.

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio owned and operated by local artists who proudly showcase more than 40 Colorado artists in various fine arts media. pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette   (720) 890-7888

The Arts Hub

T2 Dance Co. at The Arts Hub

Versatility Dance Festival

Sunday, January 12, 5 p.m. An evening of dance and film by T2 Dance Company and guest companies. Directed by Erin Tunbridge. Featured companies this year include 3rd Law Dance/Theater (CO) and REVolutions Dance (FL). Tickets $15 Online sales close 12 hours prior to show. Tickets are available at the door without a service fee. Box opens an hour before show. Facebook 

The HUB Lounge

Where everyone can be an artist! OPEN Wednesday through Saturday. Come in and paint your own pottery. Book a 3 hour time slot in the calendar. Only $8! The Arts Hub is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization offering performances, events, and classes in visual arts, theater, and dance.  (303) 229-1127. The Arts HUB; 420 Courtney Way

Jan 20 11:30-2 MLK Peace March and Celebration at Angevine Middle School, 1150 W. South Bldr. Rd.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March for Peace

& Celebration - Lafayette's 15th Annual!

Monday, January 20, 2020: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Celebration at Angevine Middle School, 1150 W. South Boulder Rd. Be there for welcomes by local officials, live entertainment, free refreshments, and family friendly activities. Event t-shirts and door prizes awarded to the first 250 to arrive at Angevine!
1:00 p.m. Peace March starts at Angevine Middle School and concludes at the Lafayette Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Rd.   Organized by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee. (303) 665-0469 FREE and open to the public. Outside events may be weather dependent. Angevine Middle School, 1150 W. South Boulder Rd.

Lafayette Miners Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum 

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free and open to the public. For group tours call 303-665-7030. Housed in the Lewis Home, a miner's house built in 1890 at the Gladstone Coal Mine, northeast of town. Like so many other homes in Old Town, it was moved into Lafayette when the mine closed. Lafayette Miners Museum/Lafayette Historical Society,108 E Simpson St, Lafayette

Turning Point II

Art on the Street

The 2019 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Turning Point II
Artist Frank Morbillo
From: Tesuque, NM
Location: 600 S. Public Rd.
Medium: stainless, bronze, and steel
Price: $16,500
Artist Statement:The landscape of the American West has had a powerful influence on my art since my arrival in 1982. The timeless power of natural forces, wind, sun, fire and water are the constant threads that shape this land. Our imprint on the land, while geologically short, has also been subject to these forces; left behind is a record of our tracks, tools and structures to be rediscovered and interpreted. “Turning Point II” out of an architectural series of columns that exhibited varying effects of the natural forces of weight, wind and time. As the series of columns evolved I introduced contemporary narratives that included social and environmental concerns. With growing debates over the significance of climate change I worked on several studies and then produced three series of sculptures at human scale that focused on climate concerns. The sculpture titles-- “Tipping Point,” “Turning Point,” and “Breaking Point”--are intended to address possible progression of this debate. “Turning Point” is an optimist’s view of this situation, presenting an awareness that fosters solutions and changes the course of events.
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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