The Collective –Community Arts Center is a City of Lafayette facility managed by the Arts and Cultural Resources Department. The Collective Gallery is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The Collective Gallery is closed on Mondays.
For more information visit www.cityoflafayette.com/collective.
The Collective Community Arts Center, located in the rebuilt historic building at 201 N. Public Road, is home both to the City of Lafayette’s new arts center and the Arts and Cultural Resources Department. Visitors at The Collective can expect to experience a welcoming, unpretentious place to engage in the arts through rotating exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, author readings, and other enlightening programs. The center’s name was carefully chosen to represent the collaboration of collectively working together to express and celebrate the community’s identity through art.
In addition to serving as a clearing house for arts and culture, the Collective will incorporate the City’s commitment to uphold Lafayette’s past with its future evolution. A rotating display of historic items from the Lewis House Miners Museum’s permanent collection will be featured at the Collective and managed by the Lafayette Historical Society.
The center’s concept will continue to evolve over time through participant input and public engagement. According to Susan Booker, Arts and Cultural Resources Director, ““The Collective will be a gathering spot where artists and arts lovers can experience a variety of programs, learn about the business of being an artist, and connect with one another. We’ll also serve as a place to learn about all of the wonderful arts and cultural opportunities available in Lafayette.”