The Collective ~ Community Arts Center

Brave pathways exhibit at the Collective with Keri Mills and Grace Gee Dec. 1 - Jan 30

Brave Pathways: Creative roads to healing

Dec. 1, 2021- Jan. 30, 2022

Fiber artist Grace Gee and photographer Keri Mills come together in this vibrant exhibit exploring art as part of a healing journey. Experience a wonderful variety of unique pieces of art that came from two creative journeys of health and wellness. View the exhibit: Walkthrough: Virtual tour of Brave Pathways

Arts Activities

Visit lafayetteco.gov/Activities to find out more about take-home activities or sign up for other happenings at The Collective.

Past Exhibits

Dia de los Muertos

Our annual exhibit honoring traditions of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) featured the work of four Colorado artists: Alfredo Cardenas,  Jose Mares, Inez Sanchez, and Karen Yust.  The show also included a large Community ofrenda and smaller cigar box ofrendas by Susan Simonds' Centaurus High School students.

Lost  & Found - Art with Found Objects

43 Colorado artists contributed wildly diverse and inventive artworks created using recycled, repurposed, and found objects. View the exhibit: Walkthrough: Virtual tour of Lost & Found

Water, Water Everywhere: Colorado Mosaic Artists Member Exhibit 

All exhibited mosaics were handmade by more than 20 mosaic artists who have individually interpreted the theme “Water, Water Everywhere.” View the exhibit: Walkthrough: Virtual tour of the Water, Water Everywhere

Finding Center in Home: Mixed Media by Melanie Yazzie

Watch one of the videos of Melanie: Interview with Melanie Yazzie, Interview with Melanie with Spanish subtitles. View the exhibit: Walkthrough: Virtual tour of Finding Center in Home

Fourteeners Portraits by Mike Wilson

Watch Interview with Mike Wilson or Walkthrough: Video tour of Fourteeners exhibit. Enjoy 50 dynamic, large-scale watercolors from a view you've never seen before.

The Artist's Spirit: Karen Andrews Retrospective 

Explore the Exhibit Guide and watch the Exhibit Video. An exhibition of work made over a lifetime by artist Karen Andrews. A rich, thoughtful, and thought-provoking collection, which explores the inner self and the outer world.

About The Collective

The Collective Community Arts CenterThe Collective houses the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.

At The Collective, visitors engage in the arts through various exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs. 


Our sponsors are National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder County Arts