The Collective Community Arts Center


Curated by Tya Anthony and featuring works by Adderly Grant-Lord, Jazz Holmes, Shaunie Berry, Yaz Atmore, and Tya Anthony.
Through the power of multi-generational collaboration, we pay homage to the women that paved the way for our journey and look towards the future with a spirit of creativity, possibility, and empowerment. We explore the idea of living an authentic life and forging our own paths. Our art reflects a deeper connection to our identity as Black women and the rich complexity of our experiences. We draw on emotion and abstraction to bring the Black experience in the 21st century to life, envisioning new narratives that are as dynamic and diverse as the people themselves. In the wake of a global pandemic, we find strength and hope in the power of art to inspire and unite us all.

Opening Reception

Friday, Aug. 18, 6-8pm

Art Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 2, noon 

Artist Talk

Sunday, Sept. 24, 1pm 

Film Silence of Quarantine

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-8pm 

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before you come by.

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Arts Activities

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Past Exhibits

Lost and Found: Art with Found Objects

The Arts & Cultural Resources Department's second biennial exhibit featured 52 Colorado artists showcasing 56 inventive and diverse 2D and 3D artworks made with at least 50% found/recycled/repurposed materials.

Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild - 
Celebrating 70 years of Weaving & Fiber Arts

A fiber arts exhibit showcasing wall art, garments, home accessories, and other artworks utilizing a variety of fiber arts techniques, all handmade by Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild members in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the guild.

LEAF Presents Sync: Works by Signal Culture Artists in Residence

The Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival [LEAF] presented Sync, an exhibition of video art, prints, textile pieces, and memorable objects. Featured in this show are alumni of the experimental media arts residency Signal Culture, which recently relocated to Loveland. Much of the work in the exhibit was created in part through their time as artists or toolmakers in residence at Signal Culture.

A Year at Waneka Lake

Exhibit with 50 local artists celebrating Waneka Lake throughout the seasons!
The Arts & Cultural Resources Department hosted an exhibit of artwork inspired  by Lafayette’s own Waneka Lake throughout 2022. A Year at Waneka Lake was on display at The Collective Community Arts Center and the Lafayette Public Library.

The Collective Community Arts Center

About The Collective

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 and culture programs. 

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Arts Lafayette is a local nonprofit that supports the arts