The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

Matthew Hoffman exhibit at The Collective December 18 - February 17

wandering through words

works by Matthew Hoffman

on exhibit December 18 - February 17

The Collective Community Art Center is proud to present wanderingthroughwords – Works of Matthew Hoffman from December 18, 2018 – February 17, 2019. Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago based artist and designer. Known internationally for his project, “You Are Beautiful”, Matthew Hoffman creates inspirational and uplifting, word-based artwork. His messages are both positive and simple, yet beautifully crafted.

"There's enough negativity and ambiguity in the world. There's no reason to add to it."

- Matthew Hoffman

February 1 Viva Arts features Playback Theatre West

Come to the Collective Community Arts Center February 1, 6 - 8 pm for the return of Viva Arts, the First Friday cultural series.  Enjoy a night of FREE music, performance, light food and community.  Wine for purchase.  
The February 1 Viva Arts features Playback Theatre West, and musician Anthony Salvo.

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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 – 5:00 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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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.

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.