Activities and Workshops

Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department offers a variety of diverse programming. We often partner with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Public Art Committee, other City departments, and outside organizations. Most of these events are free and open to the public. Some require pre-registration.

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The Cultural Caravan and Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department bring the Emil Trio to The Collective

  • FREE
  • Friday, March 31 at 5:30pm
  • Snacks provided and wine for sale
  • Cultural Caravan's event link

The Emil Trio — featuring Josh Halpern, artistic director of the Cultural Caravan, plus the award-winning violinist Nathan Meltzer and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana — is defined by its world-class virtuosity, deep curiosity, and a desire to bring to light hidden gems of the piano trio repertoire. They will share stories and perform music by Ravel, Granados, Beethoven, and many more.

This event is graciously funded by Margot & Chris Brauchli, Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources, and the City of Lafayette.

Curator Talk by Debora Bernagozzi

Sync Exhibit Curator Talk

Saturday, April 1
Noon | The Collective Community Arts Center

Signal Culture Executive Director and co-founder, Debora Bernagozzi, will speak about the Sync exhibition, as well as the history of Signal Culture, and the future of its residency program at its new home in Loveland.

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Performance by Phillip David Stearns

Saturday, April 22
4pm | The Collective Community Arts Center

Artist and toolmaker Phillip David Stearns built a custom HD analog audio-video synthesizer and housed it in an old Nintendo Gameboy case. He will perform with the synth, as well as discuss the process of creating the instrument.

The exhibit Sync is presented by Signal Culture and the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival

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ZBassSpeaks presents the Experience Project

Thursday, April 27
6:30pm | The Collective Community Arts Center

Join Lafayette's Poet Laureate Z on a personal poetic journey of different flavors. Take a seat and experience tastings of wonder, philosophy, fun, and other topics. Prepare to pay attention to the rumbles when lightning strikes and take comfort within the words of the rain. And after the show, stick around and ask Z your questions!

Ages 16+ recommended. 
The Lafayette Poet Laureate is funded by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission

Art Table To Go Kits

Pick up your kit at The Collective Community Arts Center during open hours. Suited for all ages with parental supervision. Most materials included. Some household items may be needed. 

Activity Books

Stop by The Collective during open hours and pick up one of our unique activity books.

Learn about local artists on YouTube

Our Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources YouTube channel features artist interviews, tutorials, and more.

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Sculpture Scavenger Hunts

All new scavenger Hunts for the 2023 Art on the Street collection coming in May!

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Arts Outside Workshops

Arts Outside is a collaboration of Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission and the Arts and Cultural Resources and Open Space Departments. Space is limited, and registration is required for all of these programs.

Thank you sponsors!

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Arts Lafayette is a local nonprofit that supports the arts