The Lafayette Arts Source Newsletter July 2019
June 28; 6-8 PM Language of Thread exhibit opening reception at The Collective

Opening Reception for Language of Thread Exhibit

Friday, June 28; 6 - 8 p.m. Join artist Sara Rockinger for an opening reception celebrating this impactful, yet ethereal exhibition of artwork. Light appetizers. Mark Conkle on classical guitar. Wine for purchase.  
Thursday, July 25; 7 - 8 p.m. Talk with Artist Sara Rockinger 
Thursday, August 15; 11:30 a.m. Author Talk with Deb Brandon - Threads Around the World. Bring your lunch. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261 

Volunteer for Art Night Out 2019!

Volunteer for Art Night Out

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available at Art Night Out. Volunteers can help with set-up, greeting people at the entrances, take down. Volunteers who are TIPS trained, volunteers can check IDs, sell tickets, or pour beer and wine. Apply here
2019 Art on the Street See & Respond

2019 See & Respond! Call for Artists 

September 18; 5 p.m. Deadline for all art, photo, and poetry entries. 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 sculpturesThe Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd. 303-661-1261 

July 12, 5-9PM  Art Night Out with Moors & McCumber 6-9PM

Moors & McCumber Band Plays @ 6:30PM July 12 Art Night Out

July 12, 5-9 p.m. Art Night Out is Old Town Lafayette's monthly arts festival. We're half-way through the season, with the final ANO scheduled for September 13. This community event draws families, community members and people from 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. Bands play at 6:30 pm at Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Road.

July 20 3:30-4:30 PM Arts Outside Family Celebration

Family Outdoor Sound Celebration

July 20 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mate Masie: Family Outdoor Sound Celebration in Lafayette’s Outdoor Classroom Open Space behind Pioneer Elementary School. The program will include Ghanaian music and drumming led by Adjei Abankwah that celebrates sounds of nature and sounds in nature.   Families are invited to join in the fun! FREE! but please RSVP 

Live Street Chalk-Off Competition

Live Street Chalk-Off Competition

Theme: “What Makes Lafayette Great?”

Monthly Competition Dates (6/27, 7/25, 8/22)
September 26 Finalists Competition 

Each monthly Chalk-Off will feature three artists. All interested should email a brief description and rendering of their proposed piece to Elyse Wood at or call 303-910-2236. Please include preferred competition date (6/27, 7/25, 8/22). A 24 by 24 inch paver, 45 assorted Blick soft pastels, and $75 stipend provided. One winner selected each month, by market atendees. Three finalists will compete for the grand prize of $700, on Thursday, September 26.  Apply to compete. Lafayette Farmer's Market in Old Town Lafayette on the 400 block of East Simpson St.

Senior Artist Showcase at the Lafayette Senior Center September 2019

Senior Artists Showcase

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. 
939700-1                   Oils and Acrylics
939700-2                   Water Media
939700-3                   Photography (original, not computer art)
939700-4                   Drawing/Print media
939700-5                   Pastels

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

WOW! Art Garden Grand Opening July 20

WOW! Garden Grand Opening Celebration 

Saturday, July 20; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, planting activities, and crafts! The enclosed garden play space contains learning zones focused on sensory experiences, horticulture exploration, and wellness including a demonstration garden, outdoor play kitchen, and landscaping elements to climb and explore.  This garden renovation project has been made possible through the support of the Colorado Garden Foundation and BrightView Landscapes. 

Call for Artists  

Extended deadline for submissions; July 15 at 5 p.m. BCAA is proud to assist the WOW! Children's Museum in Lafayette with their Call For Artists for the creation of their Community Art Garden. We wish for the art to mimic the demographics of our community and for it to demonstrate the Museum's commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Apply hereBoulder County Arts Alliance

Little Yogis with Mojo's House

July 13;10:30 a.m. Introduce children to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga poses through dramatic play, music, and games. This high energy yoga class encourages stress-relief for kids, and provides them with lifelong tools to promote inner peace and kindness.  Class is included with Museum admission! WOW! Children's Museum;110 N. Harrison Avenue

Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of The Muse Performance Space

Keep the Music Alive!

One Year Anniversary Celebration Brunch & Fundraiser

July 20; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. food, drink, music, silent auction! If you can't attend, please consider making a donation, or sharing services or items to our silent auction. The Muse offers a warm and intimate space to connect artists with audiences and mentors with students. Our mission is to share uplifting experiences through authentic music and visual arts in a welcoming and beautiful environment. If you love this amazing venue, help get the word out with your RSVP
Every Sunday 7-10 p.m. Jazz Jam with Brad Goode
July 2, 7:30-10 p.m. Oh Snap $10 donation

July 3 Robin Lewis and Friends song writing workshop $10 5-6 p.m. / concert 7 p.m. $15 ($10 for workshop participants) RSVP
July 10, 7-9:30 p.m.  Willie Sugarcapps $20 RSVP
July 18, 6-8:30 p.m.  Sonic Tonic  “Funky Horn Bands” + Wine Tasting $35 RSVP
July 19, 7-9 p.m.  Rupert Wates $15 RSVP
July 25, 7-9 p.m.  Andrew Finn Magill $15 RSVP
The Muse Performance Space 200 E. South Boulder Rd. (720) 352-4327 

Ken Sanville Photography Exhibit

Open House at The Muse 

July 17, 5:30-7 pm. Fine Art Photography by Ken Sanville on display, July 1 – August 31. Light refreshments. Wine and beer for purchase/donation. Free to the public. The Muse Performance Space 200 E. South Boulder Rd. (720) 352-4327  Ken Sanville Photography

pARTiculars Wine and Cheese Art Reception during Art Night Out

July at pARTiculars Special Members Art Show 

Special Members Art Show Reception

Friday July 19; 4-8 pm.  Help us celebrate the variety of new art created by our artist members on display for the month of July.

Art Night Out Wine and Cheese Reception

Friday July 12th at 4:30-8:00  (during Art Night Out) See what our artists’ have been up too. Update your house with an original piece of art from a Colorado artist.  Help support our community and buy local!

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.  
This spring we offer 37 different classes! 

Kids Art Camps

Oodles of Art  Ages 6-9 June 17  - June 21 (9 a.m. noon) Register here.
Oodles of Art  Ages 10-14 July 15 - July 19 (1:00 - 4 p.m.) Register here.
Fairy Genome Project Ages 6-9 July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 (9 a.m.- noon) Register here.

Some of our July adult classes include a pastel painting class, a metalsmithing class, and multiple painting classes! For more classes check out our web site or get a class catalog from the gallery. pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette   (720) 890-7888

Center for Musical Arts Summer Camps and Events

July Offerings at The Center for Musical Arts

Special Free Event Open to the Public!

Saturday, July 6, 2:00 pm   Piano Master class with Jon Kimura Parker, Sei Solo Artist in Residence with the Colorado Music Festival, will coach several talented local pianists in classical piano repertoire. 

Weekly singing groups at the Center for Musical Arts

July 8-August 5, 7pm-8:30pm  Jazz Singing for Teens:  In five Mondays, singers ages 13-19 will learn the basics of jazz singing and explore solo jazz repertoire. | Tuition:  $150  
July 9-August 6, 7pm-9:30pm Jazz for Singers These five Tuesday classes present an overview of Jazz vocal style for adults  |  Tuition: $210  
July 11-August 8, 6:30pm-9pm   Broadway Boomers A special 5-week session of CMA’s celebrated Broadway Boomers class allows older adults to let loose and perform classic showtunes and ensembles from musical theater.  | Tuition:  $210  

Take a Class  at The Center for Musical Arts 

July 1-24 Summer Music Together®  ages 0-5, with their caregivers. Enjoy making music with your baby or toddler!  8 sessions meet Monday and Wednesday mornings at either 9am or 10am. Tuition:  $152 / siblings $105 

Week-long (M-F) Music Camps for kids during July

July 8-12, 9am-12pm Keys & Ukuleles introduces kids ages 6-9 to two fun instruments:  piano and ukulele! Tuition:  $215  

July 15-19, 9:30am-11am   Beginning Guitar Camp for kids ages 11-14)  Tuition:  $105
July 15-26 (Monday-Friday for two weeks), 1pm-5pm Little Red Riding Hood:  A bilingual opera for kids.  Kids ages 10-19 learn to put on an opera, from singing to set design, in both English and Spanish in this special production.  The children will perform the 35-minute opera for families and friends on the evening of July 26. |Tuition:  $405     

July 29-August 2, 8:30am-12:30pm African Music & Dance Camp presented for children ages 6-14 by Boulder’s Kutandara Center.  This camp brings the music and culture of Africa to Lafayette for all to enjoy!  | Tuition:  $250
July 29-August 2, 9am-12pm  Beginning Piano Camp introduces children ages 6-9 to the piano.  A great start if you are thinking about music lessons for your child next year! |Tuition: $215  

To see all our summer listings, visit  Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd. (303) 665-0599 or contact the registrar at if  you would like to find out more about our classes, lessons and ensembles!

July 30, 10:30 AM; Jeff & Paige @ Festival Plaza

Story Time and much more at Lafayette Public Library!

Monday – Thursday & Saturday, June & July. Storytime at the Lafayette Public Library.
Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for all. Visit us online or stop by the library for a full list of morning and evening storytimes during the week.  Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd. 303-665-5200

Festival Plaza Story Time 

Tuesdays,10:00 - 10:30 a.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23. Outdoor storytime for toddlers, active walkers and caregivers.  Join Lafayette Librarians @ Festival Plaza for stories, songs, rhymes and games! Siblings welcome! Festival Plaza311 S. Public Rd. In the event of inclement weather the story time will take place at the Lafayette Public Library; 775 Baseline Rd

Summer Reading Program

Through Wednesday July 31. All ages - Sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading Program! Read Books. Have Fun. Earn Prizes. Learn more and sign up online  or in person at the Library. Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road. 303-665-5200 

Jeff & Paige Concert at Festival Plaza

Tuesday, July 30; 10:30 a.m. Free all ages event. Join us for our summer reading program finale with Jeff and Paige!  Come dance, sing, and play as we celebrate a summer of reading. This concert will take the place of the normally scheduled story time that day. Festival Plaza; 311 S. Public Rd. in Lafayette. 303-665-5200

Summer Camps with Reverence Academy of Dance

Summer Dance Camps w/ Reverence!

July 8 & July 15 starting dates. Reverence Academy of Dance is in their 18th year in Lafayette with 4 weeks of dance camps. Ballet, jazz, lyrical, character, musical theater and choreography camps.  We have a fun trip to the pool and a great little show at the end of each week.  Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Suite 111 (303) 661-0719 

Church of the Arts

Affordable Creative Spaces Available at Church of the Arts

Available August 1. Studios in a charming, converted, mid-century church, located in Old Town Lafayette, one block west of Public Road. 90 sq ft work space $130/mo. Utilities and wi-fi included. 9' ceilings. Private Entrance. 2 common Bathrooms. Common Kitchen space. Easy access to off street parking. Other studios leased to visual artists. Not suitable for woodworking, metal-smithing, glass, or music rehearsal/recording. NO RESIDENTIAL/LIVING SPACE. Contact Matthew Doubek at for all inquiries.110 S Roosevelt Ave., Lafayette

Lafayette Miners Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum

Open Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday  2 - 4 p.m., and Saturdays 2 - 4 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

River's View by Denny DiPaula

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.
River's View
Artist: Denny DiPaula
Boulder, CO
Location: 802 S. Public Rd.
Medium: silver aluminum and vinyl wraps
Price: $5,500

Artist Statement: Influenced by the western landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, I endeavor to create unique visions of the alpine west. “River’s View” tells a story about the wonderment and beauty of a western river through the eyes of a little boy.

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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