Douglas County Art Encounters

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.

Selection process

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
Steel treble clef
Artist: Eluisa Altman
Location: Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.
Price: $5,800
two birds facing each other with their bills upward touching in a courtship ritual
Stainless Wings II
Artist: Joe Norman
Location: Butterfield Crossing Park
Price: $14,500
backlit stainless steel wings mounted on a brick wall under a park pavilion
The Bird in all of Us
Artist: Scott Mohr
Location: Miller Activity Complex
Price: $15,000
two gold-toned birds flying against a blue/gray background

Low-Poly Open Heart (RIDE)

Artist: Matthew Duffy
Location: Festival Park
Price: $18,000

Low-Poly Open Heart (RIDE)

Mr. Toolman

Artist: Justin Deister
Location: Metzler Ranch Community Park
Price: $14,000

Large sculpture of man made from tools