The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

Dia de los Muertos at The Collective

Dia de los Muertos
Exhibit featuring Arlette Lucero, Jose Mares, Karen Yust, and Centaurus High School Artists

September 27 - November 4

Artists Arlette Lucero, Jose Mares, and Karen Yust are featured for this beautiful exhibit honoring the Dia de los Muertos traditions.  Student artists from the Centaurus High School IB Spanish class are also on display.  

The Collective is offering a wide variety of events during the month of October.  For a complete listing visit our activities page or download the flyer.  

October 17, 6-7:30pm –Flag Making workshop.  Limit of 20 people; Age 16 + only. Pre-registration required. Artist Aprylisa Snyder will share Day of the Dead history and the printmaking process.  Participants will make five block printed flags to take home.  At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. Sign up requried. This class if FULL

October 20, 10:30am – 4:30pm & 21, 12:30pm- 4:30pm - Drop in Art Projects  -  Drop into the Collective for Dia de los Muertos crafts. These small make & take art projects are geared toward adults, Children are welcome to do the crafts with help from an accompanying adult. This is not an activity where children can be dropped off.    At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. Free and no sign up required

November 2, 6-8 pm - Viva Arts/ Dia de los Muertos Closing Reception. Join us for our closing celebration! Lively traditional dance by Latir de Mexico.  Enjoy the bright costumes and energetic dancing of this local troupe, which celebrates Mexican heritage.  Dancers will perform 4 times throughout the evening. Free and open to the public. Wine available for purchase. At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. 

November 2, 6-8pm - Free Calavera Face-Painting. Sign up required for face painting.
Calavera (skull) make-up is a modern interpretation of the ancient Aztec calavera mask, used in rituals of communion with spirit worlds and celebration of the cycle of life. Face painting by artists Jessica and Eve Quintanilla, of Boulder Face Painting. Wine available for purchase. At The Collective 201 N. Public Rd. Sign up required for face painting. 

Register for all events here.

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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
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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.