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Boundaries: Contemporary Quilts Exhibit

BOUNDARIES Contemporary Quilts Exhibit, through 9/23

Explore Boundaries, as interpreted by Front Range Contemporary Quilters. Boundaries can be physical; a means of inclusion or exclusion. Positive and negative space are separated by a boundary.  Boundaries can also be temporal, between the past and the future; or between what is acceptable to society and what is not.  The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Hazel Miller Band will play on 9/14 at Art Night Out

Last Art Night Out of 2018 Featuring Hazel Miller Band

This community event draws families, community members and people from neighboring towns to participate in a dynamic local experience.  The Art Market hosts high quality art vendors.  The nights are filled with great Colorado bands, surprising flash mobs, interesting art demonstrations, fun street performers, award winning local beer and a variety of delicious food trucks. On Public Road from Cannon to Emma Streets.  Bands play at 6:30 pm at Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Road.

Call for Volunteers for Art Night Out

Call for Volunteers at the Last ANO

A huge thank you to all of this season's volunteers! We still need you for the last Art Night Out.  Application form Please sign up for one or more of these shifts: 
2:00 - 3:30pm
3:30 – 5:00pm
5:00 – 6:30 pm 
6:30 – 8:00 pm 
8:00 - 9:30 pm
9:15 – 10:45 pm

Arts in Community grants deadline Sept. 10

Arts in Community Grants Deadline

Serve your community creatively! Apply for up to $1,000 to fund projects directly benefiting the city and residents of Lafayette. Last year over $20,000 was awarded to projects representing dance, music, visual arts, theater, poetry, film, festivals, and multi-media for children and adults. Application on the City of Lafayette website;

Art on the Street 2019 Call for Artists

Art on the Street 2019 - Now Open!

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee is looking for submissions for the 2019 Art on the Street program.   Art on the Street is the largest sculpture on loan program in Boulder County. 20 works will be selected; artists will each receive a $750 honorarium for a one installation, with additional $100 for artists who live more than 250 miles away.  Sculpture must be available for one year, with installation the first week of April 2019. All sculptures are for sale in this year long, outdoor art display. Artworks on are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom People's Choice Award or the $250 People’s Choice Award.

The deadline to apply is November 5, 2018.

See & Respond to Art on the Street deadline 9/17

2018 See & Respond Call for Artists

All art, photo and poetry entries due September 17

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds are invited to See & Respond to the 2018 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art in any medium that are inspired by any of the 2017 Art on the Street sculptures. New drop off instructions:  Any type of entry may be dropped off, during normal business hours, at The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Meet the Artist Reception

October 13, 2018; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join us and the sculptors of Art On the Street for live music, art, a poetry reading and wonderful community appreciation!  Prizes will be awarded for See & Respond and winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award will be announced.  We will serve hearty appetizers & desserts.  Wine will be available. Lafayette Public Library 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO  80026  303-661-1173

Viva Arts 1st Fridays at The Collective: 9/7 To Japan with Love

First Fridays at The Collective

Friday, September 7th, 6-8 pm Join Viva Arts for a journey into Japanese tradition. The evening will include a sensory experience through taste, touch, sight and sound using tea, calligraphy, flower arrangement and dance. Artist and grand tea master, Yutaka Ai, will share her love and understanding of Japanese art and tradition, including a traditional tea ceremony and homemade sweet delicacies. Additional snacks provided. Wine available for purchase $5 per glass. Gabe Batmanglidj, a student and honored keeper of traditional Japanese dance, will perform dance taught to him by his grandmother, an Okinawa native.The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Boulder County Trends Report Spotlight on Lafayette 9/29

Boulder County TRENDS Report

September 29 The Trends Report shines a light on our city and county’s greatest concerns, strengths, and potentials. TRENDS covers a spectrum of data and stories gathered from us all about who we are, our economy, education, environment, housing, civic participation, and of course, arts and culture. Chris Barge, VP of Strategic Initiatives of Community Foundation Boulder County, will make a special presentation that highlights Lafayette data. At The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette. PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT:

Grant Writing Coaching 10/3 at The Collective

Grant Writing Help for NonProfits

Wednesday, October 3 at 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Get advice from an expert of the local grant scene. Kathy Kucsan of Integrity Arts will describe the various grants that are available in the region, including the Community Foundation Boulder County and Boulder County Arts Alliance. She will show you the "common grant" template that is used for several Colorado applications. Bring your laptop or note taking materials. You are also welcome to bring a bag lunch. $10 BCAA Members/$15 Non-members The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Call for Artists City of Lafayette Gallery Walls

City Gallery Walls Call for Artists

Deadline for submission 3/1/19 The City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department invites Colorado artists and arts organizations to submit work to be displayed in one of three city facilities.  Artwork will be selected by a panel of city staff.  Work will typically hang for a two-month time period. Artists showing their work at the Library or Senior Services may request permission to hold a reception. Lafayette has a substantial art community, and a dynamic citywide arts program. This is a no-fee, juried exhibition. Apply online.

Movement, Music, Mindfulness - Whoa! and - Art

Mmmwhah! Gathering

Sunday, September 9, 2-4:30 p.m. Calling together the artists in all of us with Music, Movement, Mindfulness -- whoa! and -- Art for free dance, art-making, and improvised music within a loose structure. For details see Recommended donation $10-$20. Sign on to our occassional e-newsletter Like us on Facebook Follow us on YouTube
Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Dr. 
Crone's Eye View Women's Art Exhibit

Crone’s Eye View 2018  Art Show

September 10 - October 10. The Crone’s Eye View 2018 Art Show celebrates women artists 50+, and features six local crone artists: Lili Christensen, Ellen Laverdure, May Lowry, Molly McCrosson, Karen Poulsen, Clare Scott. 

The Celebration of Crones event on September 15, 6:30-9 PM

includes the exhibition visual artists, as well as poets Connie Boyer and Karen Douglass, and musicians Ellyn Rucker and friends. The visual artists, poets and musicians will have their work for sale during the celebration.  East Simpson Coffee, 414 E Simpson St., Lafayette, Colorado 80026

The Arts Hub

Free Trial Week at The Arts Hub

Tues, Sept 4 through Sat, Sept 8 All dance classes will be available for a free trial.  

New at The Arts Hub

Aerial Dance Classes begin in October  
Performance Dance Company Meet-n-Greet/Auditions will be held Sat, Sept 8 @ 10AM.  
Adult Theater Class production of Ruthless begins October 3.  
Art Weekend Workshops begin November. 
The Arts Hub, a Lafayette 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is now taking registrations for Dance, Theater, and Art Classes.  CHECK IT OUT @  The Arts HUB
420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO 80026

12 x 12 Arts!Ball Fundraiser for Arts!Lafayette

12x12 ARTS!Ball

An Artists Among Us Fundraising Event

Friday, September 21, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets: $45 Includes food and drinks. Immerse yourself in the arts surrounded by pop-up live performances in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. This evening, like no other, features a silent auction of 12x12 art pieces created by Lafayette artists, local notables and more! Bidding on art begins at $50. Proceeds from the 12x12 ARTS!Ball will support the work of ARTS!Lafayette to make the Art on the Street, Art Night Out, and Art in the Community initiatives possible, ensuring the vitality of a wide range of art projects, events, and public art in our town. Presented by ARTS!Lafayette at the Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO

Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players Programs

Saturday, September 22 at 11 a.m.The Emperor's New Clothes (Prince Street Players version) presented by the fall Lunch Bunch, followed by lunch (hot dog, salad or pbj) at noon. All for $15/person. Additional performances will be on Saturdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27th. Reservations requested. 303-786-8727,  Designed for the family audience, this hilarious version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is suitable for birthday parties, scout troops or just a date with Grandma.  

Fall After-school Classes Start 9/24

Basic Creative Dramatics for 4-6 year olds,  Musical Theatre, and Acting Performance. No experience or audition is necessary.   Beginning on September 24, the classes run for 8 weeks.  Full information and registration on the website  Call 303-786-8727 with questions. Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106.

Reverence Academy of Dance Register for Classes

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance

Boys dance for free and we have classes for everyone in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical (contemporary) teaching the Royal Academy of Dance. The RAD is in 80 countries and it is an accredited system recognized around the world.  Ms. Vera Stephenson (co-owner and Artistic Director of Reverence )is a Registered Teacher and Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance. Reverence Adademy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Lafayette 303-661-0719

Center for Musical Arts Fall term

Center for Musical Arts: Start of Fall/Winter Term

September 4 - December 22, 2018


Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 4:30-5:15 pm. Designed for children and adults with special needs, please join Board Certified Music Therapist Amanda Bryant for a FREE monthly music jam the first Friday of each month. Come to make music, make friends, listen, dance, and express yourself in a welcoming environment with sensory friendly accommodations as needed.  

Music at the Movies: “Music of the Heart” 

Friday, Sept. 7, 7:00 pm, Free. for all ages. This fall, we’ll be sharing fun, heartwarming, inspirational musical movies for the whole community! Join us for the first in the series at 7pm on September 7th and enjoy Meryl Streep’s performance in “Music of the Heart.”  

Music Together Demo Class

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 9 am or 10 am. Free. Music Together Demo Class for ages birth to 5. In Music Together® children will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Children are given the freedom to participate as they choose and caregivers are encouraged to continue the musical learning at home by listening to the CDs provided. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling and family and friends are always welcome to visit and sing along! Must register in advance for free demo class by calling the registrar at 303-665-0599 ext. 100.

CMA Open Mic Social Hour 
September 28th at 7 pm, CMA invites everyone to join us for an Open mic/Social hour. Come hear faculty and students perform, or take to the stage and make some music of your own! Free. For all ages.  Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette

The Riverside Band at Center for Musical Arts

Invisible Audience Presents: The Riverside

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7:00pm, $5-$15.  Concert for all ages.The Riverside is a band of friends from Santa Barbara, founded by husband and wife duo, Jacob and Lorien Jeanson. Whether performing on a street corner, in a house show, or on a festival ground, the band endeavors to bring back the love of raw live performance. Circled around one large microphone the band relies on one another to find balance in the music. This intimate type of performance is one that has seemed to be drowned out in a world of loud music. With vocal harmony and their folk-rooted stringed instruments, the band paints landscapes and tells their stories. Beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase.  Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette


WOW Children's Museum

What's Happening At WOW! Children's Museum

Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, All Day

Aarh mateys! Board "arrr" pirate ship and celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! We will be celebrating "arrr" favorite day with pirate activities and crafts between 10:00am-12:00pm and a pirate giveaway all day! Pirate costumes "arrr" encouraged!  Included with Museum admission.

A GRANDnight at the Museum - September 21st, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

$10 per child; $6 per member child; and $5 per adult. Calling all grandkids, grandparents, and grandfriends! Enjoy a special evening together at WOW! to celebrate all things vintage and new. Peek a glimpse into Lafayette of yesteryear when the Museum was a fire station and the streets were filled with classic cars. Take a Polaroid photo and bring it home in a picture frame craft. Play bingo for prizes, groove to the oldies, and much more!  WOW! Children's Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 604-2424 x 704

mosaics class at pARTiculars
watercolor techniques at pARTiculars
Oodles of Doodles at pARTticulars

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio committed to excellence in art and art education, with a purpose to nurture and promote artistic passion in artists, students, and the community. Register for classes at the Gallery, by phone, or online.  

September 14th 5 - 9 PM Last ART NIGHT OUT Art Demos Inside and outside the gallery!

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette, CO 80026   (720) 890-7888

San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema


Saturday, October 6, 2-3pm. FREE Recommended for kids age 6 and up. Back for a 3rd season at Lafayette Public Library, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema brings you an afternoon event for the family! We screen films featuring dance and dancers from around the world, brought right to your own backyard. Free and open to the public, Red Vines movie snacks provided, as always! Come help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary Season!
This event is brought to you by SCFD with the support of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. 
The Meeting Room at the Lafayette Public Library 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO  80026 (303)-661-1173
Main image credit: This image is a frame from "Akasha" (2017, Switzerland) directed by Sean Wirz.

Church of the Arts Studios

Studio Space at Church of the Arts

Be part of a growing community of artists in Old Town. Church of the Arts Studios has affordable creative spaces in a charming mid-century church, located one block west of Public, in Historic Old Town Lafayette. Spaces range from 160 - 205 sq ft. ($175-$395/mo). Spaces include utilities, 9' ceilings, private entrances, common shared kitchen and bathrooms. Comfortably cool in summer! Please contact Matthew Doubek at for all inquiries.

Queen Buzzy Bee, Art on the Street by Michael Loop

Art on the Street

The 2018 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Queen Buzzy Bee
Artist: Michael Loop
Morgantown, West Virginia
Location: 101 N. Harrison
Medium: Stainless steel, mild steel, enamel paint, gold leaf
Price: $12,500.00
Artist Statement: My current body of work stems from our cultural obsession with collectibles, or more specifically aspects of Americana, through the creation of formal art making. My intent is to create a familiarity with the objects that I create without being overly representational through the deletion of specific parts, form, or particular visual cues. In doing so I seek to circumvent an immediate understanding by creating an investigation that elicits a sense of nostalgia, while at the same time creating a new perspective to an otherwise familiar object. , FB

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact

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