The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

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Water, Water Everywhere: Colorado Mosaic Artists Member Exhibit
July 1-Aug. 15
Colorado Mosaic Artists mosaic exhibit at The Collective from July 1 - Aug. 15. All exhibited mosaics are handmade by more than 20 mosaic artists who have individually interpreted the theme “Water, Water Everywhere.” Free presentation and a “make and take” mosaic class are offered in conjunction with the exhibit.  

  • Meet the Artists and Make & Take
    Saturday, July 10; 1-4pm
  • Mosaic Presentation with Marlea Taylor and Kathy Thaden
    Saturday, July 24; 1-2pm
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Arts Activities

Visit to find out more about take home activities or sign up for other happenings at The Collective.

Past Exhibits

Finding Center in Home: Mixed Media by Melanie Yazzie.  Watch one of the videos of Melanie: Interview with Melanie Yazzie, Interview with Melanie with Spanish subtitles. View the exhibit: Walk through - virtual tour of the exhibit

FOURTEENERS Portraits by Mike Wilson 
Enjoy 50 dynamic, large scale watercolors from a view you've never seen before. Watch Interview with Mike Wilson  or Walk through: video tour of FOURTEENERS exhibit

The Artist's Spirit: Karen Andrews Retrospective 
An exhibition of work made over a lifetime by artist Karen Andrews. A rich, thoughtful, and thought-provoking collection, which explores the inner-self and the outer world. Exhibit Guide and  Exhibit Video

Latino Legacy and the Lafayette Swimming Pool: A glimpse into Lafayette History 
An exhibition uncovering a difficult moment in Lafayette's history and the emergence of a heroic leader of our Latino community. Shown at the Collective Sept. 4-Nov. 8, 2020.

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:

  • Fully vaccinated people are welcome to enter without face coverings. Please be respectful, and let’s all be kind to each other! Thank you. Fully vaccinated means that you are two weeks out from your second round of vaccination. (In accordance with the Boulder County Mask Ordinance.)
  • Personas completamente vacunadas son bienvenidas sin cubrebocas. Por favor sea respetuoso y ¡seamos amables entre nosotros! Gracias. Completamente vacunado significa que lleva dos semanas desde que recibió su segunda dosis de la vacuna. (En acuerdo con la Orden de Cubrebocas del Condado de Boulder.)

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.