January 2018 Lafayette Art Source

January 2018 Lafayette Art Source

Synergy: Recent Art Graduates Exhibition @ The Collective in January

Synergy:noun- The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect  that is greater than the sum of the individual elements. 
The Collective is pleased to announce Synergy: Recent Art Graduates will be exhibited from January 11 – February 9.   This exhibition features select works by recent MFA graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado. The show will be curated by Mark Moffett.  The exhibit features Stephanie Kantor, Katie Gabriel, Carissa Samaniego, Ryan Wurst and Olivia Davies.   Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 12, 6 – 8:30 pm at the Collective Community Art Center; 201 N. Public Road.  Music by Skyler Heck aka f-ether.  Light appetizers provided; beer and wine for purchase.
On January 9, Mark Moffett will host an artist talkback on Feburary 9, from 6-9 pm as the culminating event for the exhibit.  All events are free and open to the public.

Reception at the Collective

Opening:  Lafayette Cultural Resources Grant Writer

The City of Lafayette seeks one or more part-time, contract Grant Writers to work in collaboration with Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee and under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Division Coordinator.  The chosen candidate will research public and private arts and cultural grant opportunities, complete and submit grant applications, track and manage grant requirements, check progress and complete reports.   As an independent contractor, the grant writer must work independently and supply his/her own personal computer, software programs, internet connection, and workspace. The contract position will pay $20 – $35 per hour depending on experience and proven track record.  More information here.

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LCAC & PAC Volunteer Openings

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee is seeking volunteers to join us in continuing to develop Lafayette’s cultural arts and pubic art program.  A belief that art improves quality of life is much more important than artist skill or experience.  To join the LCAC apply here.  To join PAC apply here. Please contact Susan Booker, Arts & Cultural Resources Director, for more details.  susanb@cityoflafayette.com


TCL Presents Fermata

Theater Company of Lafayette & Theatre Esprit Asia Present Fermata
Secrets, jealousies, lost dreams and future hopes collide as the action unfolds with humor and grace in a lush villa, underscored by strains of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss Jr., Tchaikovsky, Chinese folk and milonga – music of the barrios of Buenos Aires, the Spanish Pope’s favorite music.
Fermata runs January 12 – 28, 2018; Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm; $16 general, $13 students/seniors 55+, $10 children 12 and under, + fee for credit card charge. Mary Miller Theater, 300 E Simpson St., Lafayette, CO 80026
Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.tclstage.org
This production is made possible in part by funding from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Peanut Butter Players

Children’s Theater at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players is holding January pre-registration for winter classes, all of which are detailed on our webstie. www.peanutbutterplayers.org

Dementia Friendly Performance

Dementia Friendly Music Performance

You are invited to a special performance for older adults with dementia and their care partners by high school music honors students from Peak to Peak Charter School. Jan, 20, 1:30 p.m. Lafayette Senior Center, 103 Iowa Ave. Lafayette, CO 80026
As part of a Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, the performance lasts less than an hour, with time for visiting following the entertainment. Please come and enjoy! There is no charge, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to 303-678-6116, or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

Dog art

Truth Is A Good Dog. Art exhibit

Truth Is A Good Dog. Art exhibit at Cannon Mine Coffee :: January thru February 2018
Can dogs lie? I think not.
One thing Tif Choate can say about canines is they represent the full truth. Looking into the eyes of a dog you see their hearts are pure. She paints to reflect the souls of these wonderful creatures we call companions & best friends. Come to Cannon Mine Coffee, look into the eyes of one of these dogs and fall in love. Truth is a good dog.
Meet the Artist Reception at Cannon Mine Coffee; 210 S. Public Rd. Lafayette; on Friday evening, January 12th, 7-10 pm.  Live music & refreshments will be provided; coffee, beer & wine is available for purchase.Joining Tif exhibit at Cannon Mine will be fellow artist Dori Stickels, a wonderful watercolor realist. For more information, visit: www.artTchoate.com

MLK March

Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace

Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate in the City of Lafayette’s 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration on Monday, January 15! Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East County, the event will kick-off with a pre-march celebration, featuring live entertainment, good food, and mini service projects at Angevine at 11:00 a.m.  The March for Peace will commence at 12:30 p.m. The march route will span from Angevine to City Park, where youth organizers will facilitate a culminating art activity.  A shuttle will be provided from City Park to Angevine immediate following the event at 1:45/2:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Marty.Walsh@cityoflafayette.com or Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org

Closed January 15

The Collective will be closed on January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Arts Hub


420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; 303.229.1127;  http://artunder.org/
Register now for the 2018 Winter/Spring Dance, Theater and Art classes at the Arts HUB.  Classes start January 9th.
New in Dance:  You can now purchase a punch card for Adult Dance Classes in Tap, Jazz & Ballet.
New in Theater:  Acting and audition classes for all ages are coming to the Hub in 2018.


Invisible Audience Presents: Masontown

 Saturday, January 6 at 7:30PM (doors open at 7:00PM)  Cost: $15.Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Join us for a special concert in the Invisible Audience concert series featuring Masontown, a Colorado band whose sound is an exciting take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music  Echoes of the poignant exploration of the Matt Flinner Trio blend with the fierce drive of Bill Monroe and the plaintive song-craft of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. Beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase.  For tickets and details visit https://masontownconcert.brownpapertickets.com/

Steel pan

Center for Musical Arts News

All events held at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  Visit http://centerformusicalarts.org for details or registration.
Intro Hammered Dulcimer Mondays, 11 am-12 | Jan 8-Feb 12 Cost: $85; Ever wanted to play a hammered dulcimer? Even if you’ve never held the hammers before, our beginning class will teach you all the basics to start learning this enticing instrument.  And if you already have some experience, sign up for Continuing Hammered Dulcimer and extend your repertoire and skills!  We have a limited number of hammered dulcimers to rent to students; contact the registrar for information.  The class runs in five week sessions to fit your schedule.  Sign up for one or many!
Glee Club Mondays, 7:15-8:45 pm | Jan. 22-May 21 Cost: $360; Research at Rice University recently concluded that singing decreases stress, increases positive hormones, helps develop concentration and memory skills, and creates a strong sense of belonging. With this in mind, we invite you to join our ensemble of singers, ages 14 to 114, in CMA’s Glee Club! The Glee Club is a singing group focusing on creating harmony and ensemble singing.  Join others who share your passion and sing your heart out with some of your favorite ensemble songs, from Broadway choruses to a capella.  No audition necessary, just a brief conversation with the director for placement. Visit centerformusicalarts.org for registration and more details.
Singing for Health Tuesdays, 1:30-3 pm | Jan.9-30 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: $65; Singing is not only fun, it can be good for you!  Yet many people are reluctant to sing anywhere outside of the shower or of their car. If this describes you, feel more confident by “Singing for the Health of It.” This group is for adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds who want to sing in a laid-back atmosphere while learning healthy singing and vocal technique. Each group is shaped by those who join; activities tailored to accommodate individual needs. The 4-week courses are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-certified music therapist with a background in vocal performance and pedagogy.
Adult Dalcroze Eurythmics Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm | Jan 10-May 2  Cost: $240; Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique, exciting, and powerful education in music for individuals of all ages and levels.  Rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation unlock creativity, nurture imagination, and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making.  Eurhythmics (literally, good rhythm) places experiential knowledge at the fore.  Musical concepts are explored through social and interactive methods that invite the students to trust their ideas and develop their own intuitions.   Our enrichment class for Adults allows everyone from amateurs to professional musicians to expand their musical skills!
Steel Pan Drumming Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm | Jan 18-March 22  Cost: $195; The steelband is an ensemble comprised of steel pan (steel drum) instruments. The steelband is like a symphony in that it has many different steel pan voices that make up the band. Students will learn the history, technique, and performance of the instrument through this class. The focus will be  traditional Caribbean styles including calypso, soca, reggae in addition to arrangements of well know popular songs. Students joining this ensemble should have a basic understanding of rhythm. If you can tap your foot to simple pop tunes, you can definitely join the Steelband.  Electric Bass is also a traditional part of the ensemble, and bass players interested in this repertoire are welcome to join.
Community Band | Thursdays, 7-9 pm | Jan. 11-May 17 Cost: $150; Whether you have been playing for a short time, a long time, or a long time ago, this group is open to woodwinds, brass, and percussion instrumentalists. No formal audition if required but participants are expected to know major scales and be comfortable with intermediate repertoire that will encompass all genres including popular, march, and symphonic. At least two public performances are held during the year. This group has members who are advanced Middle-and High School students as well as adult community musicians. Fun for the whole family!
Jazz Combos | Mondays | Jan. 8- May 14 & Wednesdays | Jan. 10-May 16  Cost: $170/$220; This large group will explore all forms of jazz with an emphasis on improvisation. Instruments may include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drum set. Depending upon instrumentation, the group will play standard jazz charts and/or use fake book material. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term. The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. New members – Director permission/audition is required before enrolling.
Music Together | Tuesdays 9 or 10 am | Jan. 16-March 20 & Wednesdays, 9 or 10 am | Jan. 17-March 21 Cost: $110; In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as non-formal, non-performance oriented musical experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers to join in on – regardless of their own musical ability. 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 CD’s and musical play. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. Family and friends are always welcome to visit.
All events held at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  Visit http://centerformusicalarts.org for details or registration.


Business of Arts: Board Member Training

January 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 at The Collective; 201 N. Public Road; Lafayette.
Don’t miss this opportunity to educate your Board of Directors on such topics as: Fiscal Monitoring; Being a Community Liaison; New Board Member Recruitment; Officer functions of Secretary, Treasurer, President; and more.
Presented in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Networking & Registration: 5 – 5:30pm; Workshop: 5:30 – 7pm; $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members Register online here:  or find more info at www.bouldercountyarts.org
The Collective hours
art at acne lab

Call for artists

Looking for local artists who want to display their artwork! The Acne Lab has hosted four great local artists and would love to continue hosting other talented artists. Now that the Art Night Out season has come to a close, the artist might choose to host an “opening” or a “gallery night” in which we would help support that effort with marketing and remaining open on evening/weekend hours. Artist can keep 100% of any sales.
Please contact us @ 303-600-8361 or corinne@theacnelab.com


Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance is accepting new students for the start of 2018.  Classes start Jan 8, 2018.  Call 303-661-0719 or register online at www.reverenceacademyofdance.com
Fancy Dance Winter Ball
Get Fancy!   Come dance and celebrate at Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette CO 80026.  Dancing from 6-10 pm with great music and professional lighting. $10 tickets goes toward buying window blinds for the studio.   Get tickets here:   http://reverenceacademyofdance.com/2017/12/fancy-dance-winter-ball/
Rumba and Cha Cha Social Dance 8 week course starts Fri. Jan 12, 7-8pm   Come dance with us and do something for yourself.  Teachers Gerry and Vera Stephenson www.reverenceacademyofdance.com


Art in the Community Program for High School Girls

As part of its Art in the Community program, the Empowerment Center of East County (also known as (EC)^2) will host an emotional quotient group and corresponding public art project for high school girls. Scheduled to commence on Thursday, February 1, the free program will meet weekly from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and result in a large-scale mural focused on teen mental health.  Space is limited.  For more information, contact Rachael@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org

Book Sale

Annual Book Lovers’ Sale

January 20-22!
Presented by the Friends of Lafayette Public Library.
Treat yourself to some great book finds during the Friends Annual Book Lovers’ Sale, January 20-22, at the Library. Mark your calendars and stock up!
Well-loved, lightly-used children’s and adult books, CDs, and DVDs! Most items are 50¢ – $2, some specially priced.  All proceeds benefit Lafayette Public Library.

Red Rover

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.

Red Rover
Artist Patti-Stajcar

Golden, CO
Located at Tri; 107 S. Public Road
Medium: Bronze
Cost: $38,000
Artist’s Statement
The sunshine basks the hills in gold at my studio in Golden, Colorado where I have lived with my husband for over 30 years.  Surrounded by such inspirational beauty, my heart and soul go into every piece I make.
With a subject in mind for bronze or marble, I start by sketching multitudes of abstract forms on paper, then progress to clay.  Fifteen or twenty speed sculpts later something will catch my eye growing with the changes.  Then, I’ll begin the sculpture.
Wood, on the other hand, sculpts itself.  I look at each piece of wood until it tells me what it wants to be.  As I carve, sometimes it changes its mind, but I follow along, and we come to an amicable agreement.
I want you to get personal with my work. Let the motion energize you.  Swim in the flow and become centered.
Whether you enjoy the cool touch of marble, the soft glow of bronze, or the warmth of wood, I hope you can share in the experience of the creation of my work.

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries


Lafayette Art Source ~ October 2017

Lafayette Art Source ~ October 2017


Dia de los Muertos at The Collective

Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and other parts of the Americas, usually on November 1st and 2nd, in observance of and in celebration of the dead. The festivities include parades, family gatherings at cemeteries and creating beautiful ofrendas, or altars, to recognize, remember and revere the deceased. There have been many artistic traditions associated with the celebration, including sugar skulls, Catrina dolls and poetry.
The Collective will feature the art work of Karen Yust, Judy Sanchez, and Centaurus High School Students.There will also be several Community Ofrendas (alters).

Day of the Dead at the Collective

There will be extensive offering of workshops during the month of October. For more information about the workshops, stop in to The Collective.  25 students per workshop per day.  Sign up over the phone 303-661-1261 or in person at 201 N. Public Road.  Most workshops for ages 2nd grade and up; younger sibling may attend with parent present.
Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop (Wed, Oct 4 5:00-6:30; Sat. Oct 21 10-11:30 am; Wed, Oct 25 5:00-6:30)
Catrina Dolls Workshop: (Tues, Oct 10 5:00-6:00; Sat, Oct 28, 4:00-5:00)
Day of the Dead Poetry (Tues Oct 3 4:00-5:00, Mon, Oct 23, 4:00-5:00)
Free Calavera Face-Painting Wednesday, November 1, 3:00 – 6:00 pm; ALL AGES


Community Ofrendas

The community is invited to participate in the community alters and commemorate a loved one as part of The Collective’s Dia de los Muertos exhibit.  Bring a memento or a photo of a loved one who has passed, to contribute to the Community Alter.  Small items or copies of photos are welcome.  Items may not be returned.

Call for artists & poets! Extended!

The deadline for See & Respond  – Call for artists & poets has been extended to Oct 8.

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2017 Lafayette 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. 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 www.cityoflafayette.com/seeandrespond.

New drop off instructions:  Any type of entry may be dropped off at The Collective during normal business hours.  The Collective is located at 201 North Public Road; and open Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday noon – 5 pm.  Final drop off time at Lafayette Public Library 1 – 4, Sunday, October 8.

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See and respond

See & Respond Arts Reception

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 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages were invited to See & Respond to the 2017 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. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories, and three age groups for this juried show: 2-D Art, Photography and Poetry.   This is the fifth year of the See & Respond Art Show. More details are available at www.cityoflafayette.com/seeandrespond .


Suessical at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players’ luncheon theatre performances of SEUSSICAL continue on Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106. This delightful Broadway musical brings to life all the favorite Dr. Seuss characters:  Horton, the elephant, the Whos,  Mayzie and Gertrude BIrds, Yertle the Turtle and many more.  Appropriate for the entire family.  Showtime is 11 a.m. with lunch (hot dog, salad or pbj) at noon.  Admission of $15 includes lunch. Reservations are requested by calling 303-786-8727.

Indigenous peoples day

Indigenous Peoples Day at The Collective

October 12 is Lafayette’s official celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. Join Arapaho historian and film maker, Ava Hamilton, at The Collective, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, for a participatory workshop called, “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.” We will experience the colonization of North America from the point of view of the Native peoples, and ask ourselves, “How can all Americans work together, now, to heal the wounds of genocide and colonization?” Recommended for high school students and adults. More info at www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-right-relationship/
RSVP to paulaRPalmer@gmail.com.

Scramble Campbell

Scramble Campbell Book Signing

Join Keith “Scramble” Campbell and friends at the Arts Hub, Friday, September 29; 6 – 9:30 pm. for an intimate book signing and gallery exhibit at the Arts Hub in Lafayette, CO. Campbell’s new book “Live Music Painter” features Scramble’s signature works, many that will be on display for the exhibit’s closing event. Enjoy the guitar stylings of Billy Donovan and a Live Music Painter demonstration by the artist himself. A limited number of copies of “Live Music Painter” will be available for signing during the event. The “Signature” collection are artworks that have been signed by the musicians on the canvas and the signatures becomes part of the art. Libations and hors d’oeuvres will be served.Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way.

San souci

Sans Souci presents “Kids+Dance+Film” at Lafayette Library

Featuring 12 short films from around the world, this family-friendly afternoon program will entertain and delight.  From ballet in a magical mansion, to a dance party in a city club, to dancing on train tracks, rooftops, and clay pottery, there is something in this show for everybody! Free and open to the public, Red Vines movie snacks provided, as always! Hosted by Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in the Meeting Room at the Lafayette Public Library, “Kids+Dance+Film” will take place Sunday, October 22, 2-3 pm.
For more information http://sanssoucifest.org/programPages/programLafayette2017.php
or www.SansSouciFest.org or www.facebook.com/sanssoucifest

Lafayette Latino Families

Our Latino Heritage: Latino Families in Lafayette
LPL proudly hosts a community collaborative exhibit in September, created from photos and stories of Lafayette Latino families. Community members are invited to add their own framed family photos, past and present to the ever-growing exhibit of photos and stories about their families, friends, and heroes. The stories will be included in a community notebook as part of the exhibit. To submit your photos and stories, contact Karen Andrews, karena@cityoflafayette.com
sing for your life

On the Same Page Book Discussion

Sunday, October 1, 2 pm
Join in a lively discussion of Sing for Your Life, our annual community read with Louisville and Superior. Light refreshments will be served.
On The Same Page: Special Guest Appearance by Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Coit
October 5, 7 pm
Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Auditions, Sarah Coit will share what it’s like to build a career singing opera.

The End: Movies and Mortality – Conversations about End of Life

At the Lafayette Public Library
You are invited to a series of interesting and provocative short videos on end-of-life issues, followed by discussion facilitated by members of the community with related expertise.  Each session will begin at 6:30 and end by 7:45.
Free and open to people of all ages. Join us for any or all sessions.
Oct 2:   Tom Brokaw, noted journalist, and his daughter, Jennifer, an ER physician, have a heart to heart conversation about what’s important in life and what decisions family members may have to make towards the end of a loved one’s life.
Oct 9:    BJ Miller, a hospice physician who lost one arm and both legs in a high voltage accident, asks big questions, such as how we think about death, and how we honor life.
Oct 23:  Peg Batten, a bioethicist, tells the story of how and why her husband chose to turn off his ventilator and die, after a bike accident and paralysis.
Nov 6:  Funeral Director Caitlin Doughty explores ideas for “green burial,” a process that returns our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly and self-aware way.
Nov 20: Lucy Kalanithi shares the journey of her husband, Paul, who wrote “When Breath Becomes Air,” following his diagnosis of terminal cancer at age 36.

LPL Fundraiser
faculty recital

Center for Musical Arts Faculty Concert

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 5PM at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: FREE
Join us for a wonderful evening of music presented by the talented Center for Musical Arts Faculty. This concert will feature a variety of musical instruments & styles. This event is free, open to the public and fun for the entire family!

particulars costumes

pARTiculars’ Second Annual Halloween Costume Party

pARTiculars’ Second Annual Halloween Costume Party is Saturday, October 28!
It’s the one night of the year you can be anyone — or anything — you want to be! Let your imagination run wild and bring it to pARTiculars for best costume prizes. Live music, food and great company, along with crafts to keep busy any little hands who come with you. And it’s free — our thank-you to our amazing community of friends and supporters. Saturday, October 28 from 5-9pm @ pARTiculars Gallery.

WOW Halloween Party

October at WOW Children’s Museum

Colorado Educational Theater Program – Friday, October 6; 11:30am; Join Colorado Educational Theater for an interactive program exploring creative movement and expression.  Guaranteed to get kids moving and giggling!  This special program is included with Museum admission and is generously sponsored by LCAC.

WOW!’s Halloween Party – Friday, October 27;  5:30m-7:30pm; WOW! is throwing a Halloween Bash and you’re invited!  Come dressed in costume and enjoy Halloween crafts, spooky science demonstrations, games, snacks, giveaways and more!  Boxed dinners are available for purchase in advance. Dinners will include sandwich, cookie, chips, pickle, and drink. Tickets: $10 per child; $6 per Member Child; and $5 per adult.
Purchase Tickets Online: https://68348.blackbaudhosting.com/68348/WOW-Halloween-Party

Reverence Dance Academy

Dance at Reverence

Dance at Reverence with registered teachers and lots of fun!  Boys dance for free!  Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Pre-School, and Ballroom.
www.reverenceacademyofdance.com  303-661-0719.  1370 Miners Dr. #111 in Lafayette.  Starting our 16th year!

The Riccardis

THE RICCARDIS! in Lafayette

You’ve seen them online, millions of times!
Now, see them in person!  Social Media superstars Sandy and Richard Riccardi visit Lafayette for an evening of musical comedy, satire, parody and fun!
Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm at the Center for Musical Arts – 200 East Baseline, Lafayette
– They make fun of Nazis (Tiki Torch Nazis)
– They have no patience for spray-tans and bad hair (Boy From Mar-a-Lago)
– They sang about the election results (We Need a Little Xanax)
– And they sing about whatever this is (Covfefe)
Doors open at 7:00; $25 general admission
Online tickets: thericcardislafayette.brownpapertickets.com
Beer and wine available for purchase at the show.
(Only 100 tickets available, few, if any, tickets at the door! Buy ‘em online!)


Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
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Artist Vincent and Carolyn Lee Toplo

Shawnee, Colorado
Location: 603 S. Public Road
Near the Lafayette Post Office
Materials: Stainless steel, brass, copper
Price $2,400

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries

The Lafayette Art Source ~ September 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ September 2017

Face Vocal band

Face performs at final Art Night Out

The popular vocal rock band, Face will headline the finale of 2017 Art Night Out on September 8. Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy  live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and street performers.
The Art Market @ Art Night Out will offer a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally-made arts and fine crafts.  The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out. These creative goods will be available for purchase from 30+ different local vendors and artists.
Art Night Out is a free, family-friendly community event that takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on the second Friday, May through September, 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 demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. 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.

Volunteers need for Art Night Out

We need 100+ Volunteers!
Many volunteers will be posted at 1 of 6 entry tents to help maintain the area around the Beer Garden perimeter. This is a great job – volunteers get to visit with lots of folks. No training is needed for these jobs. Other volunteers, who have completed training, will help check id’s, take money and serve beer.
Beer Garden/Art Night Out Shifts:
Set up crew A 2:00 – 3:30pm (need 4 more)
Set up crew B 3:30 – 5:00pm (need 4 more)
Shift #1 5:00 – 6:30 pm ( FULL)
Shift #2 6:30 – 8:00 pm (FULL)
Shift #3 8:00 – 9:30 pm (need 8 more)
Clean-up crew 9:15 – 10:45 pm (need 6 more)
Sign up here

Sheryl Mercure

Free. Form. Function. at The Collective

Free. Form. Function., an exhibit featuring painter Sheryl Mercure and ceramic artist Lynda Ladwig, will be at The Collective from Aug. 28 through Oct. 2 . Mercure’s work features large-scale abstract oil or acrylic paintings and small encaustic works that explore form, color, shape and shadow in an engaging way.  Ladwig’s ceramics in porcelain are a study in function and simplicity.
This exhibit is free and open to the public. All are invited to the Artists’ Reception on Sept. 7, 5-8 PM, which will feature special guest speaker Naomi Hoshino Horii. The short talk, Creative Flow: Form & Function will explore the balance of creative energy, beauty and function.
Light refreshments will be provided during the reception. Wine will be available for purchase. More information.

Arts in Education

Arts in Education Grant Opportunity for Local Teachers -EXTENDED

Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers, for the 10th year in a row. The deadline for application is 9:00 AM Sept. 5, 2017. More information can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/grants.  Projects must be completed by August 31, 2018.

Arts in Community

Arts in Community Grant Opportunity

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Arts in the Community-Grant cycle.  The grants are available to local individuals and organizations for the 14th year in a row.  The LCAC awards money, usually not exceeding $1000 per grant, to fund projects which will directly benefit the city and residents of Lafayette.  Due to the large number of grant requests in recent years City Council increased the funding available for this grant program in 2017.   Approximately $15,000 will be awarded.  The grant application is available from the City of Lafayette website; www.cityoflafayette.com/grants. Grant applications deadline is September 29, 2017, with funds distributed in January 2018. All projects receiving grant money need to be completed by December 20, 2018.

see and respond

Call for Artists and Poets!

Call for Artists and Poets for the 2017 See & Respond Art Show.  The poetry entry deadline is September 15, 2017; all artwork is due September 28.
Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2017 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. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories, and three age groups for this juried show: 2-D Art, Photography and Poetry.  This program is not limited to local artists.  Artists are asked to respond to current Art on the Street Sculptures. This is the fifth year of the See & Respond Art Show. More details are available at www.cityoflafayette.com/seeandrespond .
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 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Additional Info…

Eleanor Goodman

An Evening with Eleanor Goodman

The Collective Community Arts Center will be hosting An Evening with Eleanor Goodman: The Spirit of Chinese Migrant Worker Poetry. Ms. Goodman will be reading from her highly acclaimed anthology of contemporary Chinese worker poetry, Iron Moon: An Anthology of Chinese Migrant Worker Poetry, as well as from her own poetry in Nine Dragon Island. This event will be held on Mon., Sept. 18, 7- 9 pm and is free and open to the public. More information about this event can be found at https://www.cityoflafayette.com/Arts-and-Cultural-Resources or at the event facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteCollective/.
This event will also include an informal discussion on current social conditions and poetic literature in China.  This event is free and open to the public, community members and students interested in contemporary American and Chinese poetry are high encouraged to participate. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Lafayette Latino families

The Lafayette Latino Families Photography exhibit will be on display on the second floor of the Lafayette Public Library.  Latino families of Lafayette are invited to add to this exhibit by contributing their own family photos and stories.  Copies of photos may be delivered to The Collective (201 N. Public Rd.) or the Lafayette Public Library (775 W. Baseline Rd.)
Book Arts League

Events at Book Arts League

Alternative Letterpress: Pressure Print and Type Collage with Greg Robl & Julia Seko

Sat. Sept. 23, 10 am – 4 pm
Go off the letterpress grid! Pressure printing and type collage are fun, easy techniques for beginning and experienced printers.Join us for a day of creative exploration in the printshop! Each participant will go home with about ten posters. Please bring $10.00 Materials fee to class. BAL members $93.00/Non-members $103.30

Open House – Sunday September 10, from 1-4 pm. Free!

Please join us for letterpress demos, bookbinding and light refreshments. See examples from our workshops and outreach, and hear about our upcoming events.Tour the historic Ewing Farmhouse and Bunkhouse & learn the history of the Ewing family and their centennial farm located at 1915 N 95th St., Lafayette CO 80026.
Great company and light refreshments provided. All ages welcome!
Please park on Prairie Ridge Drive. We hope to see you there!

Raised Cord Sewing – Using  the Sewing Frame

Learn to sew over cords and/or tapes on the sewing frame with Brenda Gallagher.
Sunday September 24th, 10-4 pm. Please bring $10.00 Materials fee to class. BAL members $129.00/Non-members $139.20
All details available at www.bookartsleague.org

Reverence Academy of Dance

Swing Dance Class

at Reverence Academy of Dance start Friday Sept 8, 7- 8 pm for 8 weeks.
$160 a couple

Dance classes at Reverence Academy of Dance,

16th year in Lafayette, start August 14 with Royal Academy of Dance ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, pre-school, adult and ballroom.   BOYS dance for FREE!  Registrations continue through September.  www.reverenceacademyofdance.com, 1370 Miners Dr. #111. 303-661-0719.

Senior center

Senior Art Show

Calling Lafayette and other local artists 50+ years old
Share your talent in the Lafayette Senior Center Art Show September 8 – 22, 2017; Register and submit up to 5 pieces September 5-7, 9 AM – 4 PM
Accepted Media – Original Works Only
• Oils & Acrylics: Original oil and/or acrylic paintings
• Water Media: Original watercolors, gouache, and acrylics
• Photography: Original photographs, not computer art
• Drawing/Printmaking: Original works using charcoal, pencil, pen, and ink or related materials and combinations.
Exhibit is open Monday – Friday September 11 – 15 and September 18-22; 103 S. Iowa Ave (corner of East Simpson in Old Town)  303-661-1492

Lafayette Historical Society Presentation

The Lafayette Historical Society and the Lafayette Public Library will host “How the Colorado Gold Rush Put Colorado on the Map.” by Wesley Brown on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10:30 – noon in the lower level meeting room of the Lafayette Public Library (775 W. Baseline Road).
By the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range, north of Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. This important chapter of history significantly influenced Colorado maps of today. This program is open to the public and is free (donations accepted).


At the Center for Musical Arts

Music Together Demo Class

Wed. Sept. 6, 10-11 am; demo class free
MUSIC TOGETHER: (Ages: Birth to five and their caregiver) We offer multiple sessions of Music Together®, where children and their caregivers are introduced to the world of music through songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Discounts for the second sibling enrolled; infants 8 months and under may attend class for free with an enrolled sibling. – Space is limited! Sign up for the demo class at least one week in advance at 303-665-0599 x100 or brace@COmusic.org.

Beginner Bluegrass Jam: (Ages: 12 and up)

Tuesdays 6 – 7 pm | Sept 12 – Oct 10 and Nov 7 – Dec 12  Cost: $85 each. Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians! Instructor Dan Harris will introduce you to the ins and outs of playing bluegrass in a group! In this five-week course, you’ll learn to kick off, sing, accompany and take “breaks” on classic bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes. Students should have a working knowledge of their instrument and how to play basic chords.

Steelband / Steel Pan Ensemble (Ages: high school and up)

Thursdays, 7:30 – 9pm | Sept 14 – Nov 16  Cost: $195 The steelband is an ensemble comprised of steel pan (steel drum) instruments. The steelband is like a symphony in that it has many different steel pan voices that make up the band. Students will learn the history, technique, and performance of the instrument through this class. Students joining this ensemble should have a basic understanding of rhythm. If you can tap your foot to simple pop tunes, you can definitely join the Steelband. Electric Bass is also a traditional part of the ensemble, and bass players interested in this repertoire are welcome to join!

Jazz Combo: (Ages: High School and up)

Session starts Sept. 11, Cost: $135-$160 The Jazz Combos consist of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, or drum set and are formed based on experience and ability. They provide an in-depth study of jazz improvisation and performance opportunities will be a part of each session.  The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term, with director permission/audition required. *Public school students are required to also play with their school ensembles.

Glee Club: (Ages: 14 and up)

Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm Sept. 11-Dec. 11; concert Dec. 15 (14 meetings)  Cost: $275 The Glee Club is a singing group focusing on creating harmony and ensemble singing. Join others who share your passion and sing your heart out with some of your favorite ensemble songs, from Broadway choruses to a capella. No audition necessary, just a brief conversation with the director for placement.
All classes happen at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette 80026. Details for all classes visit www.centerformusicalarts.org

Seuss at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players Lunch Bunch announces the opening of SEUSSICAL, the Broadway show based on a variety of Dr. Seuss stories.  Performances on Saturdays begin Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 28 at 11 am followed by lunch at noon at the Harlequin Center for Performing Arts, 1376 Miners DR. Lafayette. Reservations are requested by calling 303-786-8727. Admission of $15 includes lunch.


pARTiculars Anniversary

Ninth Anniversary Celebration Sept. 15 @ pARTiculars!
You’re invited to a reception on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5-7pm in celebration of pARTiculars’ ninth anniversary! New work by pARTiculars owners Ann Barnsley, Jeff Becker, Suzanne Connolly-Howes, Donna Flebbe, Jeanne Hougen, Marita McDonough and Peter Steele will be featured in the exhibit Mosaic, and founding members of pARTiculars will exhibit as our guest artists.
Join us for music, food and fun, and help us celebrate being part of the Lafayette community!

Centaurus Orchestra

Centaurus Orchestra

Come by on Sat., Sept. 9th to Festival Plaza on Public Road to hear beautiful music performed by the Centaurus High School Orchestras!  We are raising money to go to Winter Park to participate in a competitive music festival in April of 2018.  To find our more about our organization, please visit https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/centaurus-high-school-orchestra/.  We look forward to seeing you there!”


Openings on local arts boards

Apply to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) or the Public Art Committee (PAC)!

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC)! LCAC is a citizen committee dedicated to developing, promoting, nurturing, and celebrating arts opportunities in Lafayette.
LCAC Rolling Deadline: (applications accepted until all positions are filled)
PAC Rolling Deadline:  (applications accepted until all positions are filled)
Collective hours
Scramble Campbell

Scramble Campbell Book Signing

September 29, 6-9p – Closing Reception and Book Signing: Scramble Campbell  – “Live Music Painter”
Arts Hub 420 Courtney Way,
Last chance to view this exhibition featuring the colorful paintings of Keith “Scramble” Campbell, Colorado’s premier Live Music Painter. Scramble will be on hand to sign his new book, “Live Music Painter”. Books, prints, and paintings are all available for purchase. Reception is free and open to the public.  artunder.org

The Arts Hub

Arts Hub10-Year Anniversary 

Sat, Sept. 9th -10am to 2pm

  • Sample Classes
  • Live Music
  • Face Painting
  • Refreshments

The Arts Hub is a local 501 (c) (3) nonprofit art center with dance and art classrooms and a 200 seat theater, located at 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette. 


Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
The Deluxe Spray-It Fire Rocketship
Artist Jimmy Descant
Salida, Colorado
Location: WOW! Children’s Museum
110 N. Harrison Avenue; Lafayette
Materials: Found object, Assemblage sculpture
Price: $7,500
Artist Statement: A rocketship depicts futurism and the ascent of Man’s mind, as well as what he can do with his hands. This project is one of my large scale sculptures to cast that “WOW” factor immediately for the viewer.
Then… the discussion between people as to the effects and affects of such a piece in the realm of what WAS to be the future and what actually IS, and will be.
My rocketships neither contain or depict any form of guns, bullets, or bombs; they are for the peaceful exploration of time, space, ideas, and cultures. Recycling is a major key, and the finding of the raw materials is a large share of the end result, of which I am a professional in acquiring the vintage and beautiful in out of the way places.
There is no end in America to reusable quality made pieces from the Golden Age of American manufacturing and the inspiration I get from them to create my stylized vision.
I am the Rocketman, and a Severe ReConstructivist! seeking the cool of that inspiration, as well as the message, creating in Salida, CO. and taking it to the world!

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries

The Lafayette Arts Source, February 2013

The Lafayette Arts Source                                                         February 2013

Creative ~ Diverse ~ Eclectic

Be a part of ART in Lafayette

Lafayette Community Art Show in 17th Year
Call for Artists!  The 17th Annual Lafayette Community Art show is looking for local artists, aged 18 and above, to submit to this juried exhibit. The show will hang in the Lafayette Public Library gallery space from March 30 – May 31.  The reception and award ceremony for the show will be Saturday, March 30, from 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Library. The public is welcome to attend.
The show will feature a wide range of media, highlighting Lafayette’s creative, diverse and eclectic artist community.  Artworks will be accepted in five categories: Dry Media (pencil, ink, pastel, scratchboard, charcoal), Wet Media (oil, acrylic, gouache), Dimensional (sculpture, glass, fiber, ceramic/pottery, jewelry), Photography and Digital Art, and Mixed Media.
Artists must pre-register by Friday, March 29, 5:00pm.  Work must be hand delivered to the Lafayette Public Library, Saturday, March 30.  More information and registration can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/communityartshow.
The winning artwork will win Best of Show and $100.  Additional prizes will be awarded in each media category :  $ 75  – 1st  Place, $ 50  – 2nd Place, $ 25  – 3rd  Place.
The show is sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and funded by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

Project Yes Auction offers Alley Art
Project YES is excited to be auctioning off two Alley Art Amazin’ packages valued at $500 each.  The packages include mural design by a professional artist, paint and a youth painting crew.   Other fabulous auction items include original framed artwork, a week stay in a Steamboat Springs vacation home and one year’s service and hardware with Direct TV.
Project YES will host its annual silent auction and benefit fundraiser on February 1, 2013, 7:00 pm at Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts at 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026. An Evening of Sweet Dreams includes a silent and live auction event featuring entertainment by local musicians Blues on the Lamb, a dessert bar and beverages. Tickets for the event are $20 per person.  For more information about Project YES, go to www.project-yes.org.

Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts
for more information about these events visit

Ukulele Social Club
The ukulele is an easy instrument to learn and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular instruments around. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you can join friends and neighbors at the RMCMA to make music together. Each session includes both group instruction and playing time. you can bring your own ukulele or rent one from the RMCMA. Ages: Middle School and up. Thursdays, beginning February 7.
Lafayette Makes Music – Community Music at the Library
Saturday, February 9 at 10:30am in the upper level of the Library, Join bassoonists Brian Jack and Kaori Uno-Jack for a performance of fun bassoon duets, including works by Rossini, Stravinsky, and Grieg. Enjoy classical music, popular tunes, and world music as performed by two bassoons! Brian and Kaori teach at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts, and can be heard playing throughout Colorado in ensembles like the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Ballet, and the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.
Visit www.comusic.org for a complete listing of classes, workshops, events and concerts.

Kate Glassman Concert Feb. 23
Denver native Katie Glassman has a sparkling voice, a fast and soulful fiddling style, and original songs that freshly interpret genres from vintage jazz to Western swing and bluegrass. Grab your friends and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and at this evening with Katie Glassman at Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. Tickets are just $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $1 for RMCMA students. Concert starts at 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm.

pARTiculars Offerings:
3rd Friday ART Night – February 15
Join Jeff Becker as he demonstrates the art of Sumanigashi, the technique known as Japanese Paper marbling.  He will take water and various inks or paints to create a one of a kind sheet of paper. Each mono print is like a fingerprint, unique and unreproducible.   This mini workshop will begin at 5pm, with sessions every 20 minutes. There is a small $2.00 material fee.
Call pARTiculars to save your spot today. Visit www.particularsart.com for information about this event and upcoming classes and workshops

Fiber Arts Show & Demonstrations
NorthpART Gallery, of pARTiculars, will be hosting a Fiber Arts Show during the month of February.  February 16 will offer a day of artists demonstrations from  1:00 – 6:00 pm.  Six different artists will feature unique fiber arts media and technique in their demonstrations and presentations.

WOW! Children’s Museum Offerings:
Princesses and Pirates this Saturday
WOW! Children’s Museum  is pleased to announce the WOW! Craft Club, monthly art program.  The WOW! Craft Club will be offered the first Saturday each month in the Museum’s Art Room.  February 2, 11 am to 1 pm,  the theme is “Princesses and Pirates,” Come make a pirate or princess costume at The WOW! Craft Club, then get your picture taken by visiting artist Jodi Ellen. Receive a free fridge magnet from Jodi Ellen Photography in time for Valentine’s Day! All ages; Included with price of admission.
Chinese New Year February 18
WOW! is open Presidents Day! Come down for a morning of fun at our Chinese New Year Celebration! Crafts start at 10am. Dance alongside the Lion Puppet at 11am with special guest: The Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association. Crafts, costumes and music! Included with price of admission.

Call for Artist – Lafayette Gallery Walls
Call for Artists!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists to show their work on city gallery walls for a 2-month long display through 2014.  More than 20 artists were displayed in 2012.
Lafayette has growing art community, and a strong citywide arts program.  Local artists, as well as artists from other regions are encouraged to apply for these free opportunities to display work.
Artists may submit their work for review and request one of the two-month display times at one of Lafayette’s three gallery wall spaces.  2-dimension media is encouraged and 3-dimensional media will be reviewed on a case by case, and space available basis.  Artwork will be selected by a panel of city staff members.  The work will be hung, by the artists, in one of three city facilities, City Hall, the Library, and Senior Services. Artwork will be seen by the hundreds of people who use these facilities daily.  Artists may submit their work for review to www.cityoflafayette.com/cfa

Colorado Creative Industries grant will expand Art on the Street
The Lafayette Cultural Resources Department is pleased to announce that the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee have been awarded a $10,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries to expand the Art on the Street program in the coming year. The grant will support the Art on the Street program, engaging visual artists and poets to create new works presented in free public venues.
Colorado Creates, CCI’s largest grant program, provides critical financial support that helps nonprofit cultural organizations and communities produce and present arts and cultural activities, bring jobs to their communities and enhance the quality of life. Colorado Creates awards are given annually on a competitive basis. Colorado Creative Industries is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
The grant funding will allow for extensive enhancements to expand the AOTS program, encorporate technology and broaden the reach.  Each selected sculpture will receive a QR code and phone number so viewers can access additional information about the artwork and the artist.  Through the City’s website, people will be able to access videos of interviews with the sculptors, background information on each artwork, artists’ statements, a teacher’s curriculum packet and other activities.  Now in its fifth year, the Art on the Street (AOTS) program has been integral in establishing Lafayette’s Creative~ Diverse~ Eclectic identity.  Look for exciting changes coming this spring!

How you can help? 
ARTS!Lafayette is looking for donations to help kick-start 2013. Who is ARTS!Lafayette?  Created to provide a non-profit supporting the arts in Lafayette. The mission of  ARTS!Lafayette is to support the growth of arts, artists, and organizations that further Lafayette’s identity as a creative district and cultural arts community.
You can make a tax deductible donation to the Lafayette arts programs with a few simple clicks from nonprofit website www.artslafayette.org.  Give a donation as a gift or in someone’s name via credit card or PayPal and save your receipts for tax purposes.  Find out more at

Experience Our Galleries
Joe Bammann and Jenn Ressman are showing their work in the newly renovated Library gallery during the month of February and March. Jenn is a multi-talented artist who works in photography, paint, collage and jewelry.  She will be showing her photographs from the series “The Colorado Horse.”  Take time to enjoy these thoughtful photographs.

Joe Bammann is also a photographer.  His interesting photos are also hanging at the Lafayette Public Library for the months of February and March .  Enjoy these talented artists in their beautiful February/March shows at the Lafayette Public Library.

The Senior Center gallery wall is displaying Joyce Richter.  Joyce is a photographer and artist whose works focus on animals and landscapes.  She has lovely skills for capturing a moment of time.  Take time to view this art at the Lafayette Senior Center Gallery.

At City Hall, Wendi Luhmann is the February and March artist.  Wendi is a talented photographer who specializes in nature and animal photographs.  She has a keen eye for color and contrast.  Enjoy this vivid work in the first floor gallery alcove of City Hall.
Take time to enjoy all of these exceptional artists in our Lafayette Galleries.

Please help us reach more people by forwarding this email to people who support arts, culture and history.

To submit arts events or articles, contact: susanb@cityoflafayette.com


In this issue:

Art Show Call
Project YES Auction
Music News
ART Demonstrations
Art at WOW!
Gallery Call for Artists
CCI Grant
Gallery Artists

Art on the Street

Say Cheese!
Justin Deister

Steel, fiberglass, paint
250 lbs.
This oversized fork with four bright pieces of yellow macaroni and cheese will connect with the inner child in each viewer. Deister brings the ordinary things from childhoood back to adult awareness in a lighthearted way.
For more information about this, or any other Art on the Street sculpture, visit the web
www.cityoflafayette.com/aots or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

Local Arts Scene
Lafayette Old Town Assn

Book Arts League
Cannon Mine Coffeehouse
Coal Creek Community Theater
Community Holistic Health Center
Colorado Art Ranch

East Boulder County Artists
Harlequin Center for the
Performing Arts

Project YES
Lafayette Cultural Arts
Lafayette Old Town Association
pARTiculars Art Gallery
Peanut Butter Players
Reverence Academy
of Dance

Rocky Mountain Center
for Musical Arts

Theater Company of Lafayette
WOW Children’s Museum

Artists Resources

Americans for the Arts

Artists Opportunities Monthly

Boulder County Arts Alliance

Colorado Creative Industries

Think 360 Arts

Scientific & Cultural
Facilities District (SCFD)

Where’s Arty?

Arty the AardvarkArty is the arts mascot of Lafayette. She’s quirky, creative, and eclectic!  You never know where she will pop up and what new opportunities she’ll be bringing to your attention.

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Our Vision

The vision of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission is to promote, nurture and celebrate the visual, performing and language arts.

We provide opportunities for the public to appreciate and enjoy art in its various forms.

We connect artists, educators, and community members with resources.

We build partnerships to sustain and further the arts.

We embrace and support the diversity of the community we serve.

Arts  Classroom Rental:   The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission has a room available for rent in the  lower level of the Public Library.  The  fee is  $25/hr for the  first three hours then $10/hr for additional  hours.  Rental is  limited to arts and cultural groups.  For more information on the  availability of this room contact Susan Booker at susanb@cityoflafayette.com or  303-665-5588 X3353. 

Book Arts League:

The Book Arts League is located in the historic Ewing Farmhouse on 95th Street.  To join the Book Arts League, or to find out more about upcoming events and workshops, visit www.bookartsleague.org.

Colorado Lawyers for the Arts:   CoLA offers free webinars for artists to gain legal assistance and education on  matters that affect them.  For more information and a schedule, visit www.coloradolawyersforthearts.org/

To ARTS!Lafayette
 © Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.
2013; The Lafayette Arts Source
This entire newsletter and its content is copyright Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.
Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission                                 www.cityoflafayette.com/culturalresources
1290 South Public Road                                                  email: arts@cityoflafayette.com
Lafayette CO 80026                                                       303-665-5588 x3353

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