The Arts HUB is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which offers dance, theater, art and film programs to all ages at the Arts HUB (HUB) just outside of Old Town Lafayette. The HUB first began in 2007. Programming expanded to Lafayette, CO in the summer of 2016, with the construction of a new art center. The new facility houses a theater, dance and art studios. The outside grounds of the new facility have features that also support the arts-related activities of the organization.
The Arts HUB is committed to growing a strong arts community by connecting and providing opportunities for diverse populations through a wide-range of engaging arts services.
The HUB will accomplish this mission by:
1. Ensuring that underserved populations are provided opportunities to participate in programs and incubating cross-cultural understanding and communication exchange
2. Growing individual’s awareness, participation, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts
3. Building a strong, thriving and spirited arts community
The HUB first opened its doors in September 2007, then known as The Art Underground, because of a demonstrated desire and need for more arts offerings in East Boulder County. A 501 (C) 3 nonprofit status was sought in early 2007 and a board of directors was established to launch the new organization. Historic Downtown Louisville was selected as the site to run the activities of the company, because of its sense of community, the unique combination of coffee shops, restaurants, retail shops and the library that would be appealing to provide a full outing experience for HUB participants. The availability of a space with potential development that could provide for the needs of the organization well was found in this quaint historic downtown area. Now, eleven years after first opening its doors, the HUB has expanded into its own facility, located in Lafayette, CO.
Some things that make HUB unique are:
The exposure to several different art forms at TAH inspires a sense of community and appreciation for all of the arts. Walking down the HUB halls stimulates creative thinking while getting a view of dance classes, theater rehearsals and art classes going on at the same time.
The HUB has aligned with highly accomplished artists and performers to offer a full complement of classes. Our instructors range from acclaimed Broadway performers to credentialed visual arts teachers and experienced dance and film instructors.
Age Appropriate Instruction
The HUB looks for exceptional instructors that are knowledgeable in their area of expertise, good at providing learning experiences for youth and have a good understanding of child development. This can be a difficult mix of qualities to find, but a primary goal of TAH is to maintain a staff with these qualities for working with the preschool through youth aged customers.
Ongoing curriculum evaluation and development ensure that TAH will continually be renewed with a vibrant freshness while building on the “gold standard” activities that work well.
The HUB offers opportunities for participants to be exposed to the work of a variety of artists to help expand their own creative thinking and development. the HUB works to delicately nurture confidence in developing the artistic talents of students, knowing there is a sensitive balance of offering solid skill development techniques with openness to unique ways of acquiring skill and building creative development for individuals.
The HUB works to inspire kids, youth and adults to develop valuable creative and technical skills by offering opportunities to share their work with real-world audiences. This allows students to feel the value that others have for their work.
The Arts HUB pledges not to discriminate against any employee, volunteer, program participant, or other, on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, affiliation or disability.