The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

Elemental Journeys exhibit at The Collective November 5 - December 17

elemental journeys

on exhibit November 5 - December 17

Three artists, three medium.  A beautiful artistic journey.  Enjoy works in stone, metal and oil paint by Kimmerjae Macarus, Arabella Tattershall, and Lynn Wooton.  Artists Reception Friday, November 16, 6 - 8 pm.  Live music and light refreshments provided.  Wine available for purchase.

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Michael Adams Poetry Prize Awards Ceremony

Poetry Reading and awards night celebrating the Michael Adams Poetry Prize will be on Saturday, November 17, 7 - 9 pm at The Collective Community Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Light appetizers will be provided. Wine available for purchase.
The competition is open to all English and Spanish poets as well as English and Spanish Spoken Word poets. Named in honor of the late poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. Up to $1600 in prize money will be awarded at the public Michael Adams Poetry Prize & Reading on November 17.
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Matthew Hoffman exhibit at The Collective December 18 - February 17

wandering through words

works by Matthew Hoffman

on exhibit December 18 - February 17

Join International Public Artist Matthew Hoffman for an artist reception Friday, January 11, 6 - 9 pm.  Music and light refreshments provided.  Wine for purchase.  

On Saturday, January 12, 1 - 3 pm, join Matthew Hoffman, Susan Booker and Mark Moffett for a Community Conversation.  Limit 60 people.  RSVP required.  

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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 (Open until 8 pm on First Fridays for Viva Arts Events)
SAT:     10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Hours subject to change
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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.

Congratulations to the Collective for best new addition to downtown
Our sponsors are National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder County Arts
The Collective Community Arts Center 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 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.  The center’s concept will continue to evolve over time through participant input and public engagement.