Arts and Cultural Resources

The Arts and Cultural Resources Department promotes and supports Lafayette's varied arts, cultural, and historic resources in order to develop a strong sense of community, further economic development, and preserve our heritage. 

We actively coordinate, promote, and act as a resource for the local arts scene. Our work is directed by the vision, mission, and strategies of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, the Public Art Committee, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the City's Downtown Vision Plan, and collaborations with the City’s many arts and cultural organizations.

What’s Happening Now           

  1. Call for Entry: A Year at Waneka Lake

    Find your creative inspiration at Waneka Lake! During 2022, the Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department is hosting an open call for entry of artwork of all types and medium. The theme of the exhibit is A Year at Waneka Lake. Read on...
  2. Public Art grants available

    The Public Art Committee is offering grants to support art projects in Lafayette's public spaces. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Read on...
  3. Brave Pathways: Creative roads to healing exhibit

    Artists Grace Gee and Keri Mills are collaborating on an exhibit at The Collective Community Arts Center exploring the theme of healing. Read on...
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Creative * Diverse * Eclectic

We will honor our commitment to equity by continuing our work in the following ways:

  • Working with community members to develop programs that they believe support their vision and goals for the arts.
  • Engaging and encouraging people from under-represented groups to become part of our arts and cultural team as audience members, volunteers, board members, and members of our staff.  
  • Being allies by learning about and speaking up for equity, diversity, and inclusion.