The Lafayette Art Source ~ May 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ May 2017


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Beth Stade

5 Ways Math Makes Great Art

Beth Stade, a local artist and CU math researcher will give an interactive, public talk on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00. The Collective invites the public to meet the artist at 6:30 pm; her workshop titled, “5 Ways Math Makes Great Art – Number 3 Will Shock You!” will begin at 7:00 pm.  Light snacks will be served.  The event is free and open to the public; the talk will include math concepts suitable for ages 16 +.
The interactive talk will focus on math, pattern, and art.  “Mathematics is the language of patterns, and patterns delight our brains in the visual arts. With simple draw-along activities, this interactive talk will explore patterns in modern art installations, and in the art of Da Vinci, Escher, and others.  No word problems, promise,” says Ms. Stade.  Stade’s “Possession Series” a collection of small iron and rock sculptures will be on display at The Collective during April and May.  Stade is a local artist and faculty member of the CU Center for STEM Learning and the CU Department of Mathematics. Ms. Stade is also the designer of Lafayette’s “Geometry Point” at Mike Romero Park, an interactive and educational public exhibition.


Spring LEAF at CMA

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Performances

Friday, May 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm; Free and open to the public!
Center for Musical Arts & LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) will host a series of performances fashioned around crafting things ourselves. Building things from broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments. Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro
For details visit

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Circuit Bending

Saturday, May 6 from 10 am – 12 pm; Cost: $15 to participate and open to the public to watch!
Circuit Bending lets you re-purpose old toys, games, and electronics to make new and interesting sound instruments. If you are interested in the workshop please bring $15 to the workshop on Saturday. We are limited to 15 people actually working on things because of the time and resources involved, but anyone is welcome to watch for free. If you would like to bring an old toy you can, depending on how it is made we can instruct you on how to add an audio output to it at the basic level, and if it is old enough we may be able to assist you in modifying it. For details visit

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Films

Saturday, May 6 from 2 pm – 4 pm ;  Free and open to the public!
Join us for a short film program that delves into new media art, artists, performance, music, history, sound and sculpture.

LEAF events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).


Art Night Out May 12

Colorado’s premier Salsa band, Quemando will kick of the season!  Art Night Out is a free community arts event and concert in Old Town Lafayette.  Join us for the new Art Market, art demonstrations, family activities, food trucks,  live music, beer & wine garden, & downtown art walk. Second Friday of the month May – September, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Most activities will be on Public Road, between Cannon and Emma Streets.  Bands will play in Festival Plaza at the intersection of Public Road and West Chester Street.  Participating restaurants, stores, and galleries are located in Old Town Lafayette, along Public Road.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Kid and family friendly activities, arts and craft booths, balloon artist, face painters will be at Festival Plaza
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Art Market, art demonstrations, street performers
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Beer & Wine garden
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Live Music!
May 12 – Quemando
June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy
July 14– Wendy Woo
August 11 – Groove-a-licious
September 8 – Face- Vocal Band

Art Night Out
Sparks and Spirits

Sparks & Spirits

Now in Lafayette! Join us for this craft distillery tasting featuring 15 local distilleries plus artists that shine after dark – music and synchronized fire with Audio Pixels, Pokey the Fire Breathing Dragon, an art exhibit of sound, musical performances and more. Includes a commemorative tasting glass, appetizers, craft cocktails and spirits, alongside arts and performance. This nonprofit event is at the Lafayette Arts Hub • Saturday, May 20th, 2017 • 7:30pm-11:30pm • Tickets $45-$55


Festival of Faerie

Festival Plaza 400 South Public Road, Lafayette;
May 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Free. (Quest is $5)
Ignite your creativity with this unique, homegrown, family-oriented festival, the Festival of Faerie. It’s fantasy at its finest where children and adults alike are invited to slide into a pair of wings and slip way into their imaginations dancing, questing for the dragon, and meeting the Festival queen surrounded by faeries, leprechauns, story tellers, giants, and all other manner of fae folk. Includes a free costume contest, amazing vendors, free live music and door prizes.
Contact  Yvonne Larson, 303 819-4697 for more information or visit facebook
Festival of Faerie,

Senior Center art

Art and Ancestry Project

The Lafayette Senior Center is hosting a fun community project this spring and summer, facilitated by local artist, Lisa Michot. We will collect from local seniors two dimensional memories of their ancestors  (photos, drawings, articles, letters). These images will be transferred to mylar and then fastened together into a  group story quilt. Lisa will introduce the project at the Senior Center (103 S. Iowa Ave) on Wednesday April 26 and we will begin collecting items to copy  at that time. Collection will extend through May and the project schedule will be posted soon.  Call the Senior Center at 303-661-1492 for more information.

WOW Childrens Museum

Theater & Fun at WOW! Children’s Museum

Colorado Educational Theater Program
Friday, May 5th, 11:00am
Join Colorado Educational Theater for movement, stories, giggles and fun as we explore animals and how they jump into Spring!  This special cultural program is sponsored by a grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Family Dance Party

Friday, May 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Let’s party! Join us for an after-hours Museum event for the whole family! Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of fun activities, including a kid-friendly DJ, hands-on science crafts, hula-hooping on the patio, glow sticks, prizes, snacks, and more!
Tickets: $11 per child; $6 per child for WOW! Members, $5 per adult.  Purchase tickets online:

Festival of Faerie Story Time

Saturday, May 13th, 3:30pm
In celebration of the 6th Annual Festival of Faerie, join Tomas O’Dreams and Nissa Queen of LaFete for an interactive story time and faerie tea party!  This special event is included with Museum admission.
For more information visit:


16th Annual Memories performance

Reverence Academy of Dance presents the 16th Annual “Memories”
Saturday, May 27 2017 at Platt Middle School at  6pm
Tickets on sale May 1 at

Reverence Academy of Dance

RAD offers summer camps for all ages

Summer camps and classes for all!
Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette CO 303-661-0719,

Clown Camp

Clown Camp for summer fun

Public Works Theatre Company’s Clown Camp is here for your wild, creative kid!
One-week Clown Camp for kids ages 5-11 from 9am-12pm June 5-9, 2017. $160week. Camp is at the Starkey Building on S. Public Road, Lafayette. Please visit our Website for more information and to register:


Alley Art Murals are Amazing

Alley Art Amazin! is currently accepting requests from homeowners who want murals.  Contact us on our website at and look for our artists around town as they transform our alleyways into public art galleries!

Peanut butter players

Youth Theater Auditions

Auditions for Sum-Fun Musical Narnia
May 20, 27 from 1-4 at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners.   Drive,Suite 106. Everyone aged 5-18 who auditions will be given a part in this musical version of C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which will be performed on July 20-23, 2017.  No experience is necessary.  Auditioners will be asked to sing a short song, read from the script or recite a poem or rhyme.  Rehearsals will be held in the afternoons starting June 19.  There is a $100 membership fee and actors provide their own costumes. Call 303-786-8727 for more information.
Registrations for Summer Theatre Workshops
Five week-long day camps featuring well-known musicals (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Lion King, Seussical, Willy Wonka) will be held throughout the summer for young actors aged 7-16.  Registration form and further information on the website:  Professional staff with 8/1 student ratio.  Final performances free to the public.  call 303-786-8727 for more information.


Free performances at Center for Musical Arts

Rocky Mountain Concert Band Concert

Saturday, May 6 at 7pm

Jazz Combos Concert

Monday, May 15 at 7pm

Advance Jazz Combos & Jazz Ensemble Concert

Sunday, May 24 at 7pm
All listed events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public!  For details visit

Glee club

More free performances

Showstoppers Glee Club Concert

Sunday, May 21 at 4pm

Center for Musical Arts Student Recitals

Various days and times for the entire month of May, Free and open to the public!  Join us for a variety of student music recitals throughout the month of May. From guitar to ukulele to piano to violin and voice.
All listed events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public!  For details visit


WW I Centennial Book Group

WWI remains America’s forgotten war, even though more Americans gave their lives during that war than in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. WWI profoundly shaped the rest of “the American century.”  – The United States World War One Centennial Commission
In commemoration of those who lost their lives in WWI, and of the impact on American society by the “Great War”, the United States World War One Centennial Commission has organized a yearlong series of events and programs throughout the US. Lafayette Public Library has joined with other area libraries and with the Lafayette Historical Society to present a series of book discussion groups and historical figure based interpretive programs.
The first book discussion is based on the Willa Cather novel, One of Ours .
Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. In doing so, she creates a canny and extraordinarily vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic.
Join the Book Discussion on Thursday, May 25, at 6 pm, at the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the library, and share your thoughts with your neighbors.

Festival of Faerie

Vandal damages public art

The Arts and Cultural Resources department is sad to report that the first act of vandalism has been committed on a piece of public art in the Art on the Street Sculpture program.  Susan Booker, Director, said, “I’m sorry to say we’ve had what I believe to be the first intentional damage to a piece of public art.”
A small bronze horse was removed by force, from the sculpture “Horizon Line,” by artist Michael Brohman.  Brohman’s sculpture was installed on April 5.  The sculpture is located at 104 N. Public Rd, in front of Santiago’s Restaurant.  It is valued at $18,000.
The crime was reported to the Lafayette Police Department.  Anyone with information about the crime is asked to report it to 303-665-5571.

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The Lafayette Art Source ~ April 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ April 2017



Art Night Out

Art Night Out announces bands

Lafayette’s Art Night Out will feature a fantastic line-up of Colorado musicians.  The season will kick off May 12, with the award winning salsa band, Quemando. The bands slated for the 2017 Art Night Out are June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy; July 14– Wendy Woo; August 11 – Groove-a-licious and the season finale on September 8 will be the popular vocal rock band, Face.
Lafayette’s Art Night Out event will be celebrating 10 years this summer with an updated logo and the launch of a new Art Market. The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out. Applications to participate are now available at . (see article below)
Art Night Out is a monthly arts festival in Old Town Lafayette.  The Art Market, ARTSLafayette beer & wine garden, children’s activities and food trucks open at 5pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demos by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. The event runs 6-9pm on the second Friday of each month, May – September.  Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors mp munding REALTY, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors.

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2017 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. All entries are due April 7, 2017; at noon.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize (LYPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money.
The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in Lafayette.   The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome. High school students and adults are welcome to enter the Michael Adams Poetry Prize later this year.
The finalists at all youth levels will be invited to read at a public event at The Collective Community Arts Center located at 201 N. Public Road at 2pm on April 29, 2017.
All entries must be received by April 7; at noon.  Entries may be hand delivered to The Collective, mailed or emailed. Entry forms and additional info may be found at

Art Market

Art Market @ Art Night Out

Crafted Life, as proud partner with the City of Lafayette, is bringing The Art Market – an art-focused version of its popular handmade markets – to the City’s popular Art Night Out series!
In addition to Crafted Life’s usual amazing array of amazing artisans, crafters and makers, they will be adding fine artists to the vendor lineup. Painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists are such a big part of our community, and our art-centric town deserves to meet them! Up to 25 booths each month! Fine artists and vendors can apply FREE for any or all of the five Art Night Out events at

Addams Family

Addams Family: The Musical!

Come see Centaurus High School’s Mercury Theatre’s production of Addams Family: The Musical! Showings start on April 6th at 7 pm. We have 3 night shows, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th, and a 2pm matinee on the 8th. Tickets are $8 for Students and BVSD employees (and their family!), and $10 for general admission. Seniors, it’s only $7 if you’re 65+. Tickets are on sale now on RevTrak, purchasable both by this link , or at the door on show nights.  We have an incredible cast and crew that have been working so hard on all of this and we’re sure you’ll love the show!


Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame STEAMS into Lafayette

The Arts and Cultural Resources Department is proud to partner with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF)  for the April and May exhibit of Women in STEAM portrait exhibit at The Collective.  This exhibit will feature more than 50 portraits of Colorado Women who have made an impact in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math.
The opening reception, Thursday April 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, will feature Betty Heid, Chair of the CWHF Board of Directors.  Ms. Heid will talk about the CWHF and the impact of women in our state’s history.  Beth Stade, the featured sculptor, will also be at the opening reception.

The exhibit will feature notable women including Dr. Susan (Doc Susie) Anderson, Pilot Penny Hamilton, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Justina Ford, and Martha Maxwell as well as Judy Collins, Helen Bonfils, and Eppie Archuleta. The portraits represent a wide range of skill, education, perseverance, and hard work.
Beth Stade will give a workshop, “5 Ways Math Makes Great Art – Number 3 Will Shock You!” on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00.  The Collective is at 201 N.  Public Road. For more information

Leaf electronic workshop

Spring LEAF

Electronic Music Workshop – April 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8 pm Cost: $15 (for all three workshops!) Learn about electronic music and build, and perform with, your own synthesizer! This course will focus on learning about the history of electronic music and the different ways synthesizers have influenced modern music and contemporary art. Each student will have the opportunity to design and build their own electronic instrument to take home and will be invited to perform as an ensemble at the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival(LEAF) on Friday May 5. No experience needed, all materials will be provided. This three-session course will meet each Friday leading up to the LEAF with the performance as an optional fourth session. For more details visit:
Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Performances – Saturday, May 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public! Center for Musical Arts & LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) will host a series of performances fashioned around crafting things ourselves. Building things from broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments. Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro
For details visit
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Social singing

Classes at Center for Musical Arts

Bluegrass 101-April 4 – May 2 (5 weeks), 10 am -3 pm. $65 Open to all ages — Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam! For more details visit
Music Together- April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks) Classes are offered at 9 am and 10 am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays; Cost: $152 / $88 for siblings In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, movement, and instrument play. For details visit
Broadway Boomers Concert “Reviewing the Situation”- April 9; 2 pm & 6 pm. Free and open to the public! Celebrating Broadway and Movie Musicals of the 1960’s! Broadway Boomers is a weekly class designed to give adults, 45 years and older, an opportunity to sing, gently dance, and enjoy the thrill of performing. Full details at
Social Singing- April 5 – May 3. 1 pm -2:30 pm;  $80. This class emphasizes singing for adults who want to be in a group, but don’t want to perform. For more details visit
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.


More at CMA

Music & Movement – April 6 – May 25  $120 Immerse yourself in an exploration of musical concepts through rhythm games! . For details visit
Honors Recital- Sun., April 23 at 5 pm  Free and open to the public! Join us for a evening filled with a variety of musical performances by our honors recital student winners! For details visit
Musically Mindful- April 29 from 1-3 pm; $15;  In this one-day workshop, participants will experience music as a form of mindfulness practice. For details visit
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Out and About

Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!

An original production of “The Bremen Town Musicians” presented by Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!
Friday, April 21, 7:30 – 8:00pm at Centaurus High School. Free, donations accepted
Join us for a night of acting, singing, and dancing as Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids premiers “The Bremen Town Musicians”. Out & About is a community-based non-profit and a division of Imagine! serving people in Boulder County with developmental disabilities.  The Center Stage program uses positive instruction within a therapeutic framework to encourage growth, learning, socialization, and the achievement of individual goals. We hope to see you there! Recipients of the 2017 Arts in Community Grant, we want to give special thanks to our sponsors, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Parents Engagement Network (PEN) of BVSD.

Uganda Childrens Choir

Music, Song, and Bugs at WOW!

Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement – Friday, April 14; 1:00pm  High energy, exciting and fun, this program allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art!  This program is presented by Emma Shubin of Integral Steps.
Ugandan Kids Choir – Saturday, April 15; 1:00pm  WOW! is pleased to host the Ugandan Kids Choir for a truly unique musical performance! Touring throughout the United States, the choir consists of ten children who perform traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming with incredible energy and joy.  This cultural program is generously sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.
Itsy Bitsy Bugs – Tuesday, April 25; 10:00am  Presented by the Butterfly Pavilion, this 30 minute program is guaranteed to keep your toddlers fluttering, hopping, and singing. With puppets, music, and of course, live bugs to keep your tots buzzing with excitement!   All events listed Included with Museum admission.


The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents  “The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There” Directed by Madge Montgomery.
TCL brings FBI agents Scully and Mulder to the stage to investigate the alleged alien abduction of two teenagers, while a popular novelist, Jose Chung, writes about the incident. Amidst the hilarity, the episode poses the poignant question, “What do we have, if we don’t have the truth?”
Theater Company of Lafayette, 300 East Simpson Street, Lafayette.
Performance Dates are Friday, April 7th at 8 PM, Saturday, April 8th at 8 & 10 PM, Sunday, April 9th at 6 PM, Friday, April 14th at 8 PM, Saturday, April 15th at 8 PM. Tickets are $13 each and can be purchased at

Public Works Theater Masks

Flight of Fancy by PWT

Public Works Theatre Company is proud to present Flight of Fancy! Our latest show spins a tale of wonder when a Puffin and a Girl become unlikely friends. Using masks and puppets to create a cartoon-like world, this show will delight all ages. Playing at The Hive at East Simpson, Lafayette, April 22-23 & 29-30. All tickets are $12 and may be purchased at:, or visit our Website at www.

Lecture at the Library

Can We Fight Fake News? Monday, April 24, 7 pm
Professor Andrew Calabrese University of Colorado presents: What defenses do we have when public figures use social media to mobilize populist sentiment through deception and manipulation? “Fake news” is nothing new, but the speed and scale at which false or misleading information travels is unprecedented. What forms of media literacy and civic competence are needed to engage with this new reality?

Lafayette Reads

Lafayette READS! Book Club

Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group hosted by the Lafayette Public Library. Lafayette READS! current selection is Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv “The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” -Richard Louv
We select books that are great reads and relevant to today’s issues.  Our informal discussions will focus on the book itself, and how the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.  We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book!


Classes at Book Arts League

Lino Letterpress with Julia Seko & Vivian Jean
April 8 – 10:00 – 4:00; Cost – BAL member $93.00
Non Member $103.30. Create an original 3×4 linoleum carving to be printed in combination with a short line of handset type. Print a small edition of cards. You’ll be introduced to the tools and materials of linoleum block carving, and to basic letterpress printing techniques, including typesetting and printing. All materials will be provided. No prior experience necessary!
Three Signature Leather Spine Binding with Brenda Gallagher
April 23 – 1 – 5 pm BAL member $87.85; Non Member $98.15  Learn to create a simple 3 signature hand sewn blank book. Brenda Gallagher will guide students to cover hard covers with decorative paper, fold signatures, and prepare a leather spine for sewing. Folded signatures will then be sewn by hand into the spine in a decorative pattern. Students can bring their choice of decorative cover paper. All other materials will be provided.  More information for both classes at

Madascar Jr

Madagascar, Jr. at the Arts Hub

The ArtsHub Junior theater group (5th through 10th graders) will be performing the production Madagascar, Jr. on April 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 2pm & 6pm.  All seats are $7 at the ArtsHub (420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO)
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Bao Bao Festival

Bao Bao Festival

The Bao Bao Festival will be at Center for Musical Arts on April 8; 6-9pm. The event is a celebration of African arts and culture and also a celebration and fundraiser of the BaoBao Library which will open this summer in Ghana. Drumming lesson from 6:00-6:30, drums available or people can bring their own drums. 6:30-7:00 performance by Modern Orchestral Village Ensemble (A troupe that performs traditional African drumming with a mix of hip hop and Rhythm and Blues)  followed by African dance and drumming from Mokomba Ensemble led by Adjei Abankwah and Nii Okai Aryeetey, Music and dancing to close out the evening until 9pm.  Tickets $5 for kids and $10 for Adults; Children under 3 are free. Made possible with a grant from Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Convivio April 8

Build community and celebrate the life and work of Cesar Chavez and other American civil rights heroes during Lafayette’s 13th annual Cesar Chavez Convivio! Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance and Empowerment Center of East County, the event will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Alicia Sanchez International School (655 Sir Galahad Dr.).  Free and open to the public, the event will include a performance by Molina Speaks, student presentations, children’s activities, bilingual parent workshops, music, dancing, and refreshments.  For more information contact or


Lafayette in Action

The Empowerment Center of East County (EC)2, invites hundreds of youth and adult community members to participate in meaningful service projects throughout the Lafayette community on Saturday, April 22. Held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, the event aims to build community, foster community engagement, and celebrate youth leadership.
Lafayette in Action will commence with a breakfast and kick-off ceremony at Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer at 9:00 a.m.  Following, volunteers will fan out to project sites, including schools, community-based agencies, city parks, and churches, where they will complete identified projects for approximately two hours.  To celebrate their collective accomplishments, volunteers will then be invited to return to Pioneer Elementary for an afternoon event, featuring food, live music, youth presentations, a student service award ceremony, and silent auction (to fundraise for subsequent community events.)  To register or for more information, or contact


Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance, 15 years in Lafayette will hold 6 weeks of summer camps and 8 weeks of classes. Camps include ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, a trip to the pool and show each week.  Evening classes include Pre-school, beg, intermediate and advanced ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Call 303-661-0719 or register online:


Volunteer at Art Night Out

ARTS!Lafayette and the Arts & Cultural Resources Department are signing up volunteers for Art Night Out.
100 volunteers are needed for each Art Night Out: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8.   Many volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require special training; this includes volunteers who will help at the main entrances of the area, event set up and take down. Other volunteers, who have completed TIPS training may work checking IDs, selling beverage tickets and pouring wine.  Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at an Art Night Out will receive a coupon for a free beverage from ARTSLafayette.  Fill out the volunteer form here.

Miner's Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum

The museum is open Tuesday 7-9 pm, Thursday and Saturday 2-4 pm. Schedule group tours by calling  303.665.7030.
The Lafayette Miners Museum is housed in the Lewis Home, a miner’s house built in 1890 at the Gladstone Coal Mine northeast of town. Like so many other homes in Old Town, it was moved into Lafayette when the mine closed. Each room contains artifacts and photographs from the four main periods of Lafayette’s legacy: the Native People, Agriculture, Coal Mining, and Lincoln Highway eras. The living room is a great place to get a cup of coffee and look at the enlarged photographs that depict the development of the city. The Miners Museum has reference materials for research, old town business displays, and memorabilia regarding the educational history of the city. The mining room is considered to contain one of the finest known collections of Colorado coal mining equipment, and the kitchen is furnished with household items from the early 20th century. The public is always welcome. Admission is free.

Art on the Street

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures will be installed on April 5 & 6, weather permitting.
Be sure to look around town, on Public Road, at the Senior Center, for the new sculptures!

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Meet the Artists See and Respond opening reception this Friday

Meet the Artists See and Respond opening reception this Friday


Lafayette Cultural Resources is proud to present the 4th annual See & Respond! Art Show and Art on the Street Meet the Artists Reception at the Lafayette Public Library October 14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Art on the Street sculptors will be honored at the event. The event will also be the opening of the See & Respond! Art Show, where local artists and poets were invited to respond to the 2016 Art on the Street sculptures. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and the winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award will be announced.

Tickets cost $10 for adults; $5 for Teens (13 – 20), and free for children 12 and under. There will live music, savory appetizers and sweet desserts from Lafayette restaurants, a poetry reading and awards ceremony. Adult tickets include one beer or wine. Additional beer and wine are available for purchase. You may RSVP to and tickets will be available at the door.

The City of Lafayette announces annual See & Respond Call for Artists and Poets

The City of Lafayette announces annual See & Respond Call for Artists and Poets


Fast Food Take-Out by Diane Mason

Call for Artists and Poets! The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2016 See & Respond Art Show.

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2016 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 2016 Art on the Street sculptures. Poetry is due September 11, 2016; all artwork is due September 29. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories, and three age groups for this juried show: 2-D Art, Photography and Poetry. More details are available at .

The See & Respond Art Show and Art on the Street Meet the Artists Reception, featuring the Art on the Street Sculptures and the works they inspired, will be held in Lafayette Public Library October 14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and the winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award will be announced.

Sixteen Art on the Street sculptures were installed along Public Road in March. Artists and Poets wishing to enter See & Respond may visit the sculptures in person or view them on the City of Lafayette website, The Art on the Street sculpture walk provides the community with a full access interactive art experience year round.

More information on the See & Respond Art Show is available at . This program is not limited to local artists. Artists are asked to respond to current Art on the Street Sculptures. This is the fourth year of the See & Respond Art Show.

Lafayette has vibrant art community, and a strong citywide arts program. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the art that Lafayette has to offer. Local artists, as well as artists from other regions are encouraged to apply for these opportunities to display work in a unique and eclectic art environment where community members are appreciative and encouraging and tourists and visitors come for a special opportunity to share in Lafayette’s art scene.

Download the adult entry form HERE.  Download the youth entry form HERE.

For more information, contact Susan Booker, Cultural Resources Coordinator; City of Lafayette; or at 303-661-1260.

‘Flower of Life’ sculpture dedication in Lafayette, Colorado

‘Flower of Life’ sculpture dedication in Lafayette, Colorado

The City of Lafayette officially dedicated the ‘Flower of Life’ sculpture by Lafayette artist Kimmerjae Johnson, Saturday May 14, 2016. A reception followed the dedication.
Special thanks to Jose Fuentes-Colon, Russ Croop and C. Alan Crandall for the photos in this gallery. For more information on the ‘Flower of Life’ or Kimmerjae Johnson, please visit:  To to give your tax deductible dontation to public art in Lafayette or to Lafayette’s cultural arts programs, please use the donate button at the bottom of this page.  (To donate to this album email your photos to

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Kimmerjae Johnson’s ‘Flower of Life’ dedication set for Saturday

'Flower of Life' by Lafayette sculptor Kimmerjae Johnson.

‘Flower of Life’ by Lafayette sculptor Kimmerjae Johnson.

Join the Public Art Committee at the dedication of the sculpture Flower of Life by local artist Kimmerjae Johnson  The marble sculpture is installed at the south west corner of Emma and S. Public Road.   The dedication will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 14. The sculpture was part of the 2014 Art on the Street program.  It won the 2014 Jean Mellblom People’s Choice award.

Flower of Life was subsequently purchased by the Public Art Committee to remain in its original location.

Kimmerjae Johnson is a local artist with a reputation as a skilled stoneworker.  She has had multiple works in the Art on the Street program, including Boat of the Universe (2015) and Frontier: Cowboy (2013).

There will be a brief dedication with the artist and the public at the site of the sculpture at 503 S. Public.  An outdoor reception will follow at 201 E. Emma Street, with light refreshments and music, to celebrate art and community in Lafayette.

Lafayette’s permanent sculpture collection has grown to 24 sculptures and permanent public art items installed within the community of Lafayette.  For more information visit

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