The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

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Current Exhibit

  • Finding Center in Home: Mixed Media by Melanie Yazzie

    • As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Melanie is chair of printmaking at University of Colorado, Boulder.

I believe we’ve all been trying to find our center in home this year. At times it feels like we are trapped but it other times we are cocooning and healing memories and thoughts from within. That’s what I have been doing. I feel like this past year has been a time of contemplation and inner growth. Often times filled with pain of losing people the pain of things that are happening in the world but being home and find center in home helps heal us.  -Melanie Yazzie

  • Additional events related to this exhibit:

    • FULL: Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Yazzie Sat. May 8 - 10 am - noon OR 1pm-3pm
    • Meet the Artist Sun., May 16,  2 - 4:30 p.m. at The Collective
    • Storytelling Sun., May 23, 3 - 4:30  p.m. (online sign up, event at Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Road)
    • Meet the Artist Sun., June 20, 2 - 4:30 p.m. at The Collective
    • All events require sign-up at  

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Collective Community Arts Center

The staff at The Collective are pleased to welcome people back to The Collective. Please follow our safety precautions.


  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10am–5pm
  • Wednesday 10am-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-5pm
  • Friday 10am–7pm
  • Saturday 10am–5pm
  • Sunday noon–5pm 

COVID Safety Precautions:

  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times when inside the Collective Community Arts Center. 
  • Use free hand sanitizer upon your arrival.
  • Enter the Public Rd. entrance.
  • Only 8 visitors will be permitted inside. 
  • Maintain six(6) feet (about 2 meters) of social distance between yourself and others.
  • Masks and gloves will be available upon request.

Art & Culture at HOME

Please visit our Activities Page for Art & Culture to access while SAFE at HOME.

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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.

Our sponsors are National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder County Arts
  1. Arts and Cultural Resources

    Physical Address
    The Collective Community Arts Center
    201 N. Public Road
    Lafayette, CO 80026

    Phone: 303-661-1261

  2. Susan Booker

    Director of Arts and Cultural Resources
    Phone: 303-661-1260


The Collective Community Arts Center blends 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.