The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

Collective Community Arts Center

The staff at The Collective are pleased to welcome people back to The Collective.  Please note the change in hours open and the safety precautions.

Limited days:

  • Tuesdays 10am–5pm
  • Fridays 10am–7pm
  • Saturdays 10am–5pm
  • Sundays noon–5pm 

COVID Safety Precautions:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times when inside the Collective Community Arts Center. 
  • Use free hand sanitizer upon your arrival.
  • Enter the Public Rd. entrance.
  • Only 8 visitors will be permitted inside. 
  • Maintain six(6) feet (about 2 meters) of social distance between yourself and others.
  • Masks and gloves will be available upon request.

Art & Culture at HOME

Please visit our Activities Page for Art & Culture to access while SAFE at HOME.

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Current Exhibit

  • Creating During COVID
    • A collection of work featuring art by local artist created during between March 13 and June 15. 
    • Also featuring Timestamp Lafayette: Photography collection by Kathryn Fisher
    • The exhibit at The Collective will be on display through August 10.
  • Part of the exhibit is on display at the Lafayette Miners Museum at 108 E. Simpson Street.  Their collection will be on display through November 30

Upcoming exhibits

  • Latino Legacy and the Lafayette Swimming Pool: A glimpse into Lafayette History
    • Exhibit on display Aug. 11 - Oct. 4

Arts Activities

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201 North Public Road

The Collective Community Art Center is CLOSED. Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Lafayette has closed certain public City facilities in the best interest of the surrounding community and our residents’ health and safety 

Resources from the Colorado and Boulder County Health Departments and the CDC may be found on the City’s website: .

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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

  2. Susan Booker

    Director of Arts and Cultural Resources


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.