The Collective Community Arts Center

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Little Gems - Jewelry for Your Walls

Nov. 8-Jan. 8, 2024, at the Collective Community Arts Center

2023 Small Works Show sponsored by the Pastel Society of Colorado

The Pastel Society of Colorado is pleased to announce that Judge Tony Ortega has chosen 75 gems by 39 artists for their Small Works Show, Little Gems – Jewelry for Your Walls. 

Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 17, 6-8pm

Free Demonstrations by the Pastel Society of Colorado at the Collective Community Arts Center

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1-4pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-4pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 9, 1-4pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-4pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-4pm
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Past Exhibits

Día de los Muertos 

This exhibit featured a spectacular Day of the Dead gallery take-over art installation by Cal Duran, our Community Ofrenda, and works by Centaurus High School AP Spanish Students.


Curated by Tya Anthony and featuring works by Adderly Grant-Lord, Jazz Holmes, Shaunie Berry, Yaz Atmore, and Tya Anthony.

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.

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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