The Ewing Farm buildings are all that remains of a historic Boulder County homestead settled over 125 years ago at what was then called “Eight-Mile Corner,” now 95th and Arapahoe streets in Lafayette.
The Book Arts League has partnered with the City of Lafayette to preserve the historic structures and provide for their maintenance while using the Farm as headquarters and studio. The League worked with the Lafayette City Manager and Historic Preservation Board to secure Colorado State Historical Society grants for the rehabilitation of the Farm.
This partnership with the City allows the League to continue its mission as a community resource for the traditional and contemporary arts and crafts of the book while providing a permanent home for our antique letterpress collection.
The League holds Open Houses, when the Ewing Farm buildings are open to the public. Our last Open House of the year will be on December 1, 2012, from 12-5 pm. This special Holiday Open House will include historical presentations by Jim Hutchinson and Anne Dyni starting at 3 pm. All are invited to come see the restoration efforts, enjoy book arts and letterpress demonstrations, peruse items for sale by our members, and stay for the presentations. Please see the “BAL Classes” and “Calendar” pages for upcoming workshops and other events.
The Book Arts League would like to thank the following partners and supporters of the Ewing restoration:
The Ewing Family
The City of Lafayette
The Lafayette Historic Preservation Board
The Ridge at Cross Creek Homeowners Association
The Colorado Historical Society
The Collaborative, Inc.
Art of the Land/On the Prairie
Bill De La Cruz
The Flower Bin
Garden Country Nursery
Ute Trail Greenhouse
Budget Home Center
Boulder Valley Paint
Sherwin-Williams, Boulder and Longmont
Kim and John Reinhold
Louise Padden and Evert Brown
SF Foundation II
Berkelhammer Tree Experts
Cutting Edge Tree Care
Walker Tree Care
Tree Care, LLC
Diz Duz Handyman Services
All the wonderful Book Arts League Volunteers
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ARTS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION!
You can help!
Help the League raise the necessary funds to complete the restoration. Send your tax-deductible contribution to BAL, PO Box 1544, Boulder, CO 80306. Please mark your check “Ewing Farm.”