Antique letterpress letter blocks from the (im)press Exhibit at The Collective through 9/29
(im)press: Exhibit in Print August 22-September 29 at The Collective Community Arts Center; 201 N Public Rd.

(im)press: Exhibit of Print & Printmaking

August 22-September 29 A delightful range of subjects, textures, styles and techniques in this colorful exhibit of print and printmaking. A showcase of work by accomplished local artist/designers and members of The Book Arts League: Jen Grant, Brian Wood, Julia Seko, Vivian Jean, Steve Matteson, and Joanna Matteson. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Hazel Miller Band will play on 9/13 at Art Night Out

Last Art Night Out of 2019 Featuring Hazel Miller Band

September 13; 5-9 p.m. Band plays at 6:30 p.m. This community event draws families,  and people from Lafayette and neighboring towns to participate in a dynamic local experience. The Art Market hosts high quality art vendors.  The nights are filled with great Colorado bands, interesting art demonstrations, fun street performers, award winning local beer and a variety of delicious food trucks. On Public Road from Cannon to Emma Streets. Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Road.

Arts in Community Grants deadline Sept 9, 2019

Apply for an Arts in Community Grant

Deadline - September 9; 5 p.m. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Arts in the Community-Grant cycle.  The grants are available to local individuals and organizations for the 16th year in a row.  This year applicants may apply for up to $2,000 to fund arts projects which will benefit the city and residents of Lafayette. Last year over $17,000 was awarded to projects which represented dance, music, visual arts, theater, poetry, film, festivals, and multi-media for children and adults. Apply at Funds distributed in January 2020. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261

See & Respond to Art on the Street deadline September 29

2019 See & Respond to Art on the Street Sculptures

Call for Art!

All art, photo and poetry entries due September 18

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds are invited to See & Respond to the 2019 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art in any medium that are inspired by any of the 2019 Art on the Street sculptures. Any type of entry may be dropped off, during normal business hours, at The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

See & Respond Meet the Artist Reception

October 19, 2019; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join us and the sculptors of Art On the Street for live music, art, a poetry reading and wonderful community appreciation!  Prizes will be awarded for See & Respond and winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award will be announced.  We will serve hearty appetizers & desserts.  Wine will be available. Lafayette Public Library 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO  80026  303-661-1173

Viva Arts First Friday at The Collective September 6; 6-8pm

First Fridays at The Collective: Live Music by Kimmerjae

Friday, September 6th; 6-8 pm Visit The Collective for colorful songs by Kimmerjae, in response to the exhibit of Print and printmaking. Viva Arts is the First Friday cultural series at The Collective Community Art Center. Join us to meet artists, listen to live music, enjoy some delicious food and see the exhibit. Wine for purchase. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Call for Artists 55+

Call for Artist, Age 55+

Submit artwork September 3-6; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Artists, age 55 or better, are invited to display 2-D artwork in our Billiards Gallery for the month of September. The entire community is invited to enjoy these pieces and vote on their favorites through the end of the month. Contributing artists will be honored at the Artist Reception on October 2Online, phone, or in-person registration will be available in August in the following categories; $5/piece for Lafayette residents and $6/piece for nonresidents. 

Lafayette Senior Center; 103 S. Iowa Ave, (303) 665-9052

9/6 Ruth Soller artist reception at The Muse Performance Space

Paintings by Ruth Soller at The Muse

Open House: Thursday, Sept. 5. 5:30-7:00 p.m. Original paintings by Ruth Soller. Free to the public with refreshments. Wine and beer for purchase/donation. National Park and Western Landscape Paintings on display from September 1st to November 1st, 2019 during live performances at The Muse. Ruth Soller's landscapes impart her passion through transformative light and color, detail and serene motifs. The Muse Performance Space is a new non-profit, music and art space in Lafayette. 200 East South Boulder Road

Live at The Muse

September 6; 7-9 p.m. tickets $15. We continue our Expeditions Plus One series with vocalist Wendy Fopeano! Expeditions Plays tunes everybody knows and loves, arranged in fresh new ways, plus some tasty originals. The Muse Performance Space; 200 East South Boulder Road

Latinos of Lafayette Photo Exhibit on Display at City Hall through the end of October

Latinos of Lafayette Photo Exhibit

On display at City Hall through October 31

In July 2017, Mr. Frank Archuleta worked to gather this beautiful collection of photographs. This exhibit hopes to capture some of the many generations of Latino families who have helped create the town of Lafayette through their accomplishments, including duty to country, civic service and athletic achievements.  The heritage of Lafayette is influenced by the people who have lived here over many generations. We acknowledge and celebrate all contributions to our community. Latino families continue to help make Lafayette the wonderful place it is today. To add your family or family  story to the collection, please contatct Madelaine Vargas or Rachel Hanson Lafayette City Hall, 1290 S. Public Road, through the end of October. In November and December, it will hang in the upper level of the Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Road. 

Women's Hall of Fame at the Lafayette Public Library

Mountain and Mining Women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Saturday, September 7; 10:30 a.m. The Lafayette Historical Society and Miners Museum would like to invite you to attend our next program, presented by Alexis Anderten. A focus on the lives of Clara Brown, Martha Maxwell, Augusta Tabor, Mary Miller, “Doc Susie” Anderson, Janet Bonnema, and Caroline Bancroft. Free and open to the public. Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd. (303) 665-5200

Open House at the Arts Hub Sept. 8; 2-5

Open House at The Arts Hub

September 8; 2-5 p.m. The HUB is launching new classes and community programs for the fall! This is YOUR Community Art Center. Come see what we're all about and enjoy live music, refreshments, kid and adult activities, and some sample classes. The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way  (303)229-1127

Undocumonlogues by Motus Theater at The Arts Hub: September 24; 7 pm

UndocuMonologues with Sound Circle

Saturday, September 14; 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join Motus Theater for a special performance featuring powerful stories from the heart by undocumented community leaders on the frontline of U.S. immigration policy. The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way  (303)229-1127 

September 12 Poetry at Cannon Coffee featuring Ran Huntsberry

Poetry at Cannon: Featuring Ran Huntsberry

September 12; 7 p.m. Ran has been, at one time or other, a poet, a coach to corporate mavericks, a restorative justice facilitator, a rural family therapist and counselor to violent boys, a co-founder of Sonomama Dance Improvisation Theater, a subversive college professor, an Aikido instructor, a student in Japan for three years, a Harvard misfit for eleven years, an oil field roustabout, a carpenter, a Montana football player, an Oklahoma ruffian, a southern Illinois runaway, and the child of a northward-migrating, oil-chasing, Okie father and a Taoist mother who, like Will Rogers, never met a man she didn’t like, including him. Cannon Mine Coffee, 210 South Public Rd. 303-665-0625

9th Annual Window Painting Contest

Lafayette’s 9th Annual Window Painting Contest

Registration: Sept 3-30, Painting: Oct. 5,6; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (rain/snow date: Oct. 12/13) Children in kindergarten to 10th grade can paint a Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and/or fall picture on an assigned exterior window space of a participating merchant in Lafayette.  Paintings judged by local artists; winners in each grade category receive awards.  Children provide their own acrylic paint and supplies. $5 registration fee/$7 for non-residents.  Online registration  or in person at Bob Burger Rec Center.  Space is limited!  Questions?  Contact Lisa Klein, Event Chair,, 720.352.1988.  The Contest is made possible by the City of Lafayette and its Recreation Department and volunteers. 

Lafayette Public Library

So Much Art and Culture at the Lafayette Public Library!

Art, Art, Art! 

Stop by the Lafayette Library to view the newest works of art on display each month! 


Mondays- Thursdays & Saturdays; 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for all. Visit us online or stop by the library for a full list of storytimes

Studio 775 Makerspace

Mondays & Thursdays; 5:30 p.m. All Ages - Join us for open project time! Volunteers are on hand to help you learn how to use our equipment! Info here

Earth & Space Explorers by WOW! Children’s Museum

Monday, September 16; 10:30 a.m.  at Lafayette Public Library. All Ages - explore Earth & Space and Robots! Let’s be scientists together! Hands-on activities, including rockets, robots, and static electricity. Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd. 303-665-5200 

On The Same Page/LafayetteREADS! Discussion

Monday, September 16; 6:00 p.m. at Lafayette Public Library. Adults - Join us for a discussion of The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Branch. Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd. (303) 665-5200

An Evening with Author John Branch

Thursday, September 26; 6:30 p.m.  at the Arts Hub- Tickets Required. Adults - enjoy a special evening with John Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the 2019 On The Same Page/LafayetteREADs! book selection, The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West. Tickets required for this free event, available September 5. Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, 303-775-5200 

Reverence Academy of Dance Register for Classes

Register at Reverence Academy of Dance

Come in for a free lesson (new students only) and boys dance for free!  Classes in RAD Ballet- recognized in 80 countries with excellence in training ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, modern, pre-school and ball work Progressing Ballet Technique 12+ and adults!  This year we offer adult daytime ballet and adult evening ballet. Register here: Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Suite 111 (303) 661-0719 

Open House for Center of Musical Arts September 13; 5-9 pm

Open House During Art Night Out! + CMA Fall Registration

Main Stage Night

Friday, Sept. 6; 6:30-9 p.m. Open mike night was so successful last year that we’re continuing it in a bigger way. Open to anyone who wants to play a song or two. Bring friends and family, enjoy snacks and beer/wine. FREE!    

Celebrate Music Open House

Friday, Sept. 13, 5-9 p.m. Celebrate Music Open House – come and check out CMA during Lafayette’s Art Night Out, Mini-performances, food, building tours, and staff and faculty on hand to answer questions. FREE! 

Register for Fall Term 

You can sign up for individual lessons any time in the fall, but most classes start in September.  register now

Music Together Demo Class

Tuesday, Sept. 17- Nov 23, 9 am or 10 am. Free. Music Together Demo Class for ages birth to 5. In Music Together® children will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Children are given the freedom to participate as they choose and caregivers are encouraged to continue the musical learning at home by listening to the CDs provided. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling and family and friends are always welcome to visit and sing along! Must register in advance for free demo class by calling the registrar at 303-665-0599 ext. 100. 

Community Band

Thursday rehearsals: Sept.5-Dec.12; 7-9 p.m. Open to students and adults, no audition. Directed by Tom Pederson, the Band plays concerts at CMA and around the community several times each term. Dues $25/term. 

Coro Santuario (Sanctuary Choir)

Thursday rehearsals: Sept.12-Dec.20; 7-9 p.m. All ages and abilities. No audition required. A welcoming, inclusive group singing primarily in Spanish. Directed by Alex Sierra, a longtime CMA faculty member.  pay-what-you-can/OK, if you can't...come anyway! Este es un coro nuevo para todos, donde podemos hacer música juntos en comunidad. Cantaremos mayoritariamente en español y es un lugar inclusivo para personas de todas las edades y habilidades musicales. No se necesita experiencia. ¡Bienvenido!

Evolution of the Arts

Thursday rehearsals: Sept.2-Oct.27; 1-3 p.m. Learned musician and master teacher, Deborah Schmit-Lobis, takes a fascinating look at music and the arts in relation to world history and aesthetics.  Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette

September 21; 6pm Community Farm Picnic at Isabelle Farm, with Opera On Tap

Community Farm Picnic

Saturday, September 21; 6:00 p.m. We are going back to the farm to sing, eat, and enjoy a beautiful evening together with you!  Bring a picnic, enjoy samples from the Isabelle Farm Store, and hear some live opera with your neighbors!  Isabelle Farm at the Thomas Open Space Barn, 1640 West Baseline Road 

Family Pride Night at WOW! Children's Museum, 9/27

Pride Night At WOW! Children's Museum

Friday, September 27; 5:30-7:30 p.m. In honor of Boulder Pridefest, WOW! is proud to host Family Pride Night, an event for all families to celebrate kindness and acceptance! The night's festivities include Drag Queen Story Hour at 6:30pm, a DIY face painting station, selfie silhouette craft, chain of kindness project, and of course, playtime in the Museum! Admission to this event is only $1 per person thanks to the generous donors who support WOW!'s Play For All Initiative. Your additional donation is welcome and helps to support future Play for All Initiative events! Boxed dinners are available at an additional cost. Boxed dinners include a sub sandwich, chips, pickle, cookie, and drink. Tickets

WOW! Children's Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 604-2424 x 704

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars Gallery & Teaching Studio

Featured pARTiculars member: Debra Bond

Debra's wonderful encaustic artwork is featured in the window.  Her art is colorful and has lovely quotes. A perfect for a gift or to hang in your house.  Debra also teaches our kids class “Oodles of Doodles”. 

 “Lit From Within” Show: September through October 

Reception: Friday, Oct 11, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this special show by our Artist/Owners of pARTiculars Gallery.   You will see variety of work in painting, ceramics, felting, silk painting, photography and bookmaking.  

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.  
Reduce stress and unleash your creativity with a class. Visit our web site for more class information or stop by the gallery for a catalog of classes. pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette   (720) 890-7888

90% of waste from August's Art Night Out was diverted by sustainability initiatives
Lafayette Miners Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum Extended Hours!

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

Free Art Project Table at The Collective!
Turning Point II by Frank Morbillo

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
Tesuque, NM
600 S. Public Rd.
Medium: stainless, bronze, and steel
Price: $16,500.00
Artist Statement: The landscape of the American West has had a powerful influence on my art since my arrival in 1982. “Turning Point II” is from 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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