The Lafayette Arts Source                                                                                                 May 2012
 Creative ~ Diverse ~ Eclectic
Be a part of ART in Lafayette!
Art Night Out Brings Bands & More

Beatles tribute band, The Fab 4, will kick off the fifth-annual Art Night Out season in Downtown Lafayette on May 18! The Art Night Out series also will feature artists booths, an art walk, a children’s art  booth, additional children’s activities (including a balloon twister, magician and face painters), the Oskar Blues Bonewagon food truck and a beer garden. The May 18 Art Night Out is the first of a five-part series that takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. on the third Friday of the month throughout the spring and summer in Downtown Lafayette.
Twenty local businesses are helping to sponsor this year’s Art Night Out.  Various businesses will offer specials and deals throughout the Art Night Out Schedule.  At each Art Night Out a map is available at Festival Plaza which details each evenings special events.
Additionally, Lafayette’s Art on the Street will be unveiled at the June 15 event.  Lafayette Public Art Committee will install 16 new sculptures on Public Road, as part of their art on loan public art walk.  Voting for the People’s Choice favorite sculpture will be available at the June 15 event and results will be announced in mid-July.  This sculpture display is the largest of its kind in Boulder County.  The May 18th Art Night Out will be the last viewing of the current Art on the Street selections, before the new ones are installed in early June.
Activities for kids run 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Artist booths and vendors on Festival Plaza 4 to 9pm
Bands will play at Festival Plaza from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

5/18 The Fab 4
6/15 Smooth Money Gesture
7/20 Quemando
8/17 Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams
9/21 Girls on Top!

This year we are offering an expanded Art Night Out with fun activities starting earlier in the evening. We are looking for artists who would like to show their original work from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m during Art Night Out evenings: May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21.
Submit your APPLICATION online. Once your application is accepted you will be asked to pay your booth fee of $25 per Art Night Out to reserve your space. For additional details contact Susan Booker at 303-665-5588 X3353 or email questions to
LCAC Awards Community Grants
Each year the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission provides grants in two categories: Arts in Education, open to Lafayette schools, and Arts in the Community, which fund projects that will bring arts and cultural activities to the community at large.  Projects selected for funding this year include Alley Art Amazin’, RMCMA’s Kaleidoscope Concert Series, East Boulder County Artists Peach Festival Activity, Worlds of Wonder Children’s Museum, a fall festival window decorating  project for Lafayette Youth and several others.  We will highlight some of these exciting projects as they develop.
Arts Groups Win Volunteer Award

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee were recognized by City Council as Volunteer Group of the Year at the April City Council Meeting.  Their nomination stated, “They have made the arts a significant part of the Downtown Vision Plan and have worked to engage the businesses and residential communities as collaborators in using the arts to strengthen our Old Town in every way.” The quality of their programs such as Art Night Out, Art on the Street, Arts in the Community and Arts in Education Grants, Poetry Readings, Carolers during Home for the Holidays, Meet the Artists Reception and more all have contributed to the vibrancy of our town.” Members include Michael Adams, Stacey Bernstein, Lisa Crandall, Judy Richards, Karen Raforth, Mimi McDavid, Lynn Wooton, Kate Simpson, Alan Crandall, Ashley Dzilvelis, Laura Mays, Pam Sherrick, Meridith Grundei and Rachel Hanson.
Lafayette Historical Society Presents
"Colorado Mining Camps"

Ghost Towns of the RockiesLocal author Preethi Burkholder will present a photographic, storytelling, and musical program on "Colorado Mining Camps." Burkholder, who has published Ghost Towns of the Rockies first experienced ghost towns when she was volunteer for the forest service. Colorado is filled with chilling but captivating tales from the mining era when Gold, Silver, & Coal ruled the West.
Hear the story about the ghost of Annabelle Stark who continues to haunt the town of St. Elmo and many more thrilling stories during Preethi Burkholder’s presentation of “Colorado Mining Camps.”

This event is free and open to the public on Thursday, May 10th, 7.00pm at the Lafayette Public Library, 775 West Baseline Road. 

Instructors Wanted
Lafayette Senior Services  is looking for art instructors in a variety of media.  If you would like to teach a class please contact Renee Fabini for more details.  Currently scheduling Fall 2012 classes.
Lafayette wins Governor's Arts Award
Steve Kracha, Mayor Pro-tem, Susan Booker, Cultural Resources Coordinator and Mayor Carolyn Cutler (pictured above) receive the Governor's Arts Award at the Colorado Creative Industries Summit in Breckenridge on April 12 and 13.  The city was awarded a painting by Colorado Artist John Lintott.  The painting hangs at City Hall.  The annual Governor’s Arts Award recognizes a Colorado town or city for their collective efforts to enhance their community and their economy through strategic use of the arts.
Experience Our Galleries
There are three displays in the Library Galleries for the month of May.  The Lafayette Elementary Photography Club and Sat Tara Kaur Khalra are both exhibiting work on the walls of the library.   Multi-talented artist Vallee is displaying papier mache' sculptures in the display cases at the library. 
Sat Tara Kaur Khalra is one of the artists at the library this month. These encaustic wax pieces are vibrant and full of color.

The Lafayette Elementary Photography Club in comprised of fourth and fifth graders. The club has a strong focus on what elements make a good composition, exercises in different types of photography, portraits, macro, landscape, and others, the basic use of digital cameras and uses of editing software. This is their year ending show.
In the display cases, artist Vallee is displaying one of a kind whimsical papier mache' animals which represent a lighter side of her lifetime devotion to creating art. She began creating them as one project of art therapy with kids with disabilities in Boulder in 1993. Her papier mache' creations now reside in several countries around the world and nationally.

At City Hall, historical photos are on display. Images include the Northern Colorado Power Plant  at what is now known as Waneka Lake, a 1929 boy’s Home Economics Class, and the 1927 Lafayette High School Girls Basketball Team.

At Senior Services, Rachel Hanson, collage artist is on display. Hanson's collage combines vintage images and hardware with paint, words and handmade papers to create an eclectic effect.  Take time to enjoy all of these exceptional artist in our Lafayette Galleries.  

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Call for Volunteers
Art Night Out needs volunteers to make a fabulous event! Donate just 2 hours and make a difference.
People needed for:
  • set up
  • beer garden workers
  • help with kids art
  • clean up
  • promotion
Contact Susan Booker for more information or to sign up.
Art on the Street
Blue Gothic, by artist John Willbar is made of wood, fiberglass, acrylic stucco and paint.  It stands 8" tall and sells for $5,800.  Blue Gothic is a geometric study of light, color, and shadow. This piece is part of the Art on the Street Sculpture Walk, and sits on the corner of Cleveland and Public Road. Contact for purchase information.
The Local Arts Scene
Lafayette Old Town Assn

Book Arts League
Artists Resources 

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 or 303-665-5588 X3353.

Book Arts League Workshops: see all their opportunities at

Where's Arty?Arty the Aardvark
Arty 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.

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