Did You Know?
Sells beer, wine, and cider at Art Night Out raising funds to support arts and culture in Lafayette
Hosts the 12x12 Arts Ball, a festive evening of eclectic and diverse visual and performing arts
Supports events and projects such as the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF), Lafayette Music Festival, mural projects, and more
Provides an annual grant to the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission supporting programming such as the Poet Laureate Program, Arts Outside Open Space workshops, and other special programming
Provides an annual grant to the Lafayette Public Art Committee supporting purchases for Lafayette’s Permanent Collection
Volunteers for cultural events like Art Night Out, the Art on the Street, See & Respond reception, and more
Is a financial sponsor for Art on the Street, See & Respond Reception
Financial sponsor for the Matthew Hoffman "We are all in this together" community signs project around Lafayette summer of 2020
ARTS!Lafayette Mission Statement
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
a cultural arts community.
We do this by:
Raising funds for cultural arts.
Funding cultural arts endeavors through organizational and direct
Encouraging public interest in cultural arts,
activities, services, programs and facilities.
Mark Moffett, President
Mark Moffett is an artist, maker, pyrotechnician, firefighter, soda jerk, pickle-eating champion, and former king of Toledo, Ohio. He has exhibited work in Detroit, Houston, Columbus, Ohio, New York, as well as Glasgow, Scotland, and was selected for the special exhibition titled “Anticipation: New Artists to Watch” at the Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition (SOFA). Mark moved with his family to Lafayette in 2011. Since relocating to Colorado, he has both exhibited and curated exhibitions throughout the Denver area, including a solo exhibition at Understudy Gallery. In 2015, Mark expanded into the field of stage design, special effects, and pyrotechnics. In 2018, he co-founded the Colorado Flame Effect Guild and became a Colorado State Licensed Pyrotechnician the following year. Mark has served on several other local arts boards, including the Arts HUB, the Lafayette Public Art Committee, and Maker Faire Denver.
Stacey Bernstein is a visual artist, retired art educator, and is the Public Art Coordinator for the City of Lafayette. She’s called Lafayette home since 2001, served on the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee from 2009-2015, and joined ARTS!Lafayette in December 2017. She believes that the arts are intrinsic to a healthy life and community.
Stacey Bernstein, Vice President
Laura Mays, Treasurer
Laura Mays is an art enthusiast working to promote the positive impact art brings to people and community along with business and economy. She has an MBA from CU Denver and currently works in the world of IT data management. Laura grew up in Boulder and, after 10 years living away, determined Boulder County was a great place in the world to live. She’s called Lafayette home since 2003. She adores the community Lafayette has become and strives to be an active part in supporting its arts and community as it grows. She has been volunteering at Art Night Out in the summer since its beginnings – she loves how it brings together people and art in such a celebratory setting and thinks everyone should give volunteering a try!
Amber Wood, Secretary
Amber has been a resident of Lafayette since 2013. As general manager of the Little Herbal Apothecary in downtown Lafayette, she enjoys playing an active part in supporting the community. She is passionate about the arts and the role they play in connecting people and broadening perspectives.
David Fodel, Board Member
David Fodel is an artist, occasional teacher, writer and curator whose eclectic installations, live performances, award-winning sound design and video works have been exhibited, screened, and performed internationally including ISEA, Hong Kong; TiMaDi, London, England; Post-Screen Festival, Lisbon, Portugal; Festival ECUA-UIO, Quito, Ecuador; Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal; Transmediale, Berlin, Germany. His work has been written about in Wired Magazine, and published by the Experimental Television Center, New Media Caucus, Post-Screen Festival, and Sekans Cinema Journal. Residencies include the National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, STEIM, Amsterdam, and the Experimental Television Center and Signal Culture in New York. He is Director of Testing for Artemis Vision, a machine-vision engineering company and sometimes teaches electronic media arts at local universities. He co-founded the MediaLive Festival, is Director of the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival [LEAF], and a Fellow at the Media Archeology Laboratory.
Kyle Gutierrez, Board Member
Kyle Gutierrez is a lifelong resident of Lafayette and owner of Cannon St. Ceramics. As a ceramic artist, Kyle draws inspiration from the process of creating with clay and employs a variety of different techniques. Outside of the studio, Kyle enjoys music of all genres, horror movies, and the outdoors!
Rachel Hanson, Board Member
Rachel Hanson has been active in arts development and programming in Lafayette since 2008. Her mission is to help nurture the growth of the Lafayette arts and culture scene as part of a greater picture which will cultivate a vibrant, energetic, and creative community in her hometown. Rachel served on the Public Art Committee from 2008 – 2012. She is a founding member of ARTS!Lafayette, and now plans Art Night Out each year and serves as the volunteer coordinator for that event. Rachel currently works in City of Lafayette Department of Arts and Cultural Resources. She enjoys working to plan, implement, and promote the arts and cultural events in her community. A long-time resident of Lafayette, Rachel is also a sometimes artist.
Lynn Wooton, Board Member
Lynn Wooton is a past resident of Lafayette and she is proud to volunteer in a community that supports artists and their art! Wooton is a retired Sr. Market Manager, Community Engagement at American Cancer Society.