The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

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Lost & Found: Art with Found Objects

Aug. 18–Oct. 3, 2021 
This group exhibition of Colorado artists will feature artwork made from recycled and/or found objects.

Artists Open House

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 3-7pm at The Collective Community Arts Center

Visible Mending with Beth Stade

Sustainability Presentation with Elizabeth Szorad, WRAC and Eco-Cycle

Arts Activities

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

Past Exhibits

Water, Water Everywhere: Colorado Mosaic Artists Member Exhibit. All exhibited mosaics were handmade by more than 20 mosaic artists who have individually interpreted the theme “Water, Water Everywhere.” View the exhibit: Walk through - virtual tour of the Water, Water Everywhere

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. 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 are required in all indoor public spaces. Please be respectful, and let’s all be kind to each other! Thank you. (In accordance with the Boulder County Mask Ordinance, 2021-08.)

Se requieren mascarilla en todos los espacios públicos interio. Por favor sea respetuoso y ¡seamos amables entre nosotros! Gracias. (En acuerdo con la Orden de Cubrebocas del Condado de Boulder 2021-08.)

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Historic neon sign replica installed at The Collective

December 2018 marked a fun 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 recapture the full impact of the building’s historic façade by incorporating a replica of the “Coors on Tap” sign came to fruition. The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority commissioned a reproduction neon sign with a twist, one that incorporates the words “Arts on Tap” to creatively promote The Collective Community Arts Center. 

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.