Art Underground Finalizes plan for a New Arts Hub Facility in Lafayette

PRESS RELEASE July 8, 2015

The Art Underground     www.artunder.org

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Lori Jones, Executive Director, 303-229-1127 or lori@artunder.org  

The Art Underground Finalizes Plans for a new Arts Hub facility In Lafayette

Since its inception in 2007, The Art Underground (TAU) has become East Boulder County’s go-to non-profit for quality dance, theater, and visual arts instruction. In response to the growing demand for more educational opportunities and to meet the growing demand for arts services, TAU is building a new 14,000 square foot Arts Hub in Lafayette.  Lori Jones, Executive Director of TAU, is thrilled to finally be moving forward with this facility that has been in the planning stages for the past three years: “This will allow TAU to fulfill its mission to grow a strong arts community by connecting and providing opportunities for diverse populations through a wide-range of engaging arts services.” The new arts center will include a 195-seat theater with lobby, kitchen/concession area and an adjacent outdoor plaza, art gallery hall, art and dance studios, outdoor sculpture gardens, a community garden, and open space for festivals with a covered outdoor performance area bounded by a community canvas backdrop. TAU purchased a 1.4 acre site in March 2015 at 420 Courtney Way in Lafayette near Highway 287 and South Boulder Road. The site is in close proximity to eateries, shops, arts organizations and Imagine! 

Construction of the new Arts Hub is on schedule to begin in September 2015.  This project has been made possible through a low interest loan; however, TAU must raise funds for theater and art room equipment and dance room finishing for full function of this amazing new facility.  Programming is anticipated to start in the new building in June 2016 while fundraising for these components and future phase elements continues.  To support this campaign, TAU is hosting its first annual gala – “Art Rising!” on October 16th, 2015 at Nissi’s in Lafayette, including dinner, entertainment and a live auction.

TAU will continue its presence in Louisville as well as Lafayette through at least Spring of 2017, providing dance, art and gallery programs in Louisville.  TAU is currently pursuing a resident status at the Louisville Center for the Arts which will help secure TAU’s continued presence in Louisville.

The Art Underground is a 501C-3 nonprofit organization located at 901 Front Street, Louisville, CO 80027

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