Douglas County Art Encounters is a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit that showcases a number of sculptures, in various media and styles, displayed in highly visible areas in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker and Roxborough. The project is designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride and draw visitors to the retail or civic areas where they are displayed. All art is for sale.
A Public Art Advisory Committee with representatives from throughout Douglas County selects the artwork from applications submitted for this program. The Committee functions under the direction of the Douglas County Cultural Council. The Public Art Advisory Committee selects the art and determines which art goes in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker. The displayed work is identified with the artist name, title of piece, year and the Art Encounters logo.
Castle Rock's current Art Encounters sculptures
Thought of a Treble Clef Artist: John Banks Location: Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway Price: $28,000
Artist: Eluisa Altman
Location: Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.
Stainless Wings II
Artist: Joe Norman
Location: Butterfield Crossing Park
The Bird in all of Us Artist: Scott Mohr
Location: Miller Activity Complex
Low-Poly Open Heart (RIDE)
Artist: Matthew Duffy Location: Festival Park Price: $18,000
Artist: Justin Deister Location: Metzler Ranch Community Park Price: $14,000