Activities and Workshops

Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department, in conjunction with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Public Art Committee, offers a variety of diverse programming. Most of these events are free and open to the public. Some require pre-registration.

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Arts Outside Workshops are back!

Arts Outside is a collaboration of City 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.

Sunsets and Transitions in Poetry and Nature Workshop 

Join poet Larry Laverdure and naturalist Martin Ogle as we immerse in a sunset from the Kneebone Open Space grassland in Lafayette. 

We will explore how poetry captures the effect of change, and take prompts from the setting sun and the flora and fauna around us as we experience the transition from day to night. We will share poetry and Martin will speak about the environmental flux and the natural history of the space.

Please bring your own writing tools and paper, lightweight portable seating, water bottles, sunscreen, bug repellent, and a willingness to be awed by nature. Cool tea will be provided.

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The Conversations Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging with Helanius J. Wilkins and Ryder Turner 

Choreographic Ritual 

Final Community Gathering

Film Poster

"This is [Not] Who We Are" Film

"This is [Not] Who We Are" is a documentary film exploring the gap between Boulder, Colorado’s progressive self-image and the lived experiences of its small but resilient Black community. Its throughline is the story of Zayd Atkinson, a university student who was performing his work study job cleaning up the grounds of his dorm when he was threatened by a police officer and, soon, by eight officers with guns drawn. He lived to tell the story many Black men don't survive to tell.  

Community Crochet Project

Community Crochet: Bringing the Coast to Colorado

CALLING ALL CROCHETERS (knitters welcome too)!

Do you love to crochet (or knit)? Do you also love the ocean or want to learn more about it?
Join us for a community crochet project! 
All levels are welcome.

Sign up for one or both of the two FREE sessions scheduled for The Collective Community Arts Center

Two free sessions available:

This project  brings together marine scientists, community members, and yarn artists to co-create an interactive, yarn diorama depicting the complex connections in coastal ecosystems and Colorado.

Through a series of workshops, participants of all ages will learn about coastal communities, including plants, animals, and people, and some of the challenges that coastal communities face. They will also learn about our connection to the coast, as we depend on and influence the health of the ocean, even from landlocked Colorado.

Visit Community Crochet: Bringing the Coast to Colorado to learn more.

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Art on the Street 2022 Scavenger Hunts

Enjoy a day of exploration!

Art Table To Go Kits

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

Tissue Paper Suncatcher 
Create a lovely suncatcher inside an embroidery hoop using pre-cut tissue paper shapes and other fun items. No sign-up is required, come into The Collective and pick up a kit!

Woven Paper Plate Bowl
Keep your treasures and trinkets in a beautiful bowl you weave yourself. This project is a relaxing way to learn weaving, strengthen fine motor skills, and use up scrap yarn. No sign-up is required, come into The Collective and pick up a kit!

Activity Books

No need to sign up. Stop by The Collective during open hours and pick up one of our beautiful activity books.

Learn about local artists on YouTube

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