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Whether by happenstance or a planned adventure, encountering new art in Castle Rock is a joy. Public places throughout Town have been refreshed with new sculptures in recent weeks in conjunction with the Countywide Art Encounters program.
Art Encounters provides one-year exhibits of sculptures in retail and civic areas within Douglas County to promote public interest in art and develop community pride. Artists have a chance to win a People’s Choice Award, which is voted for by the public. Be sure to visit and vote for your favorite art piece at douglas.co.us/artencounters.
Five sculptures are being featured in Castle Rock through summer 2020:
To borrow the pieces for the year, the Town has given each artist an $800 stipend, which is funded through the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. No taxpayer money is used to purchase public art in Castle Rock. If sold while on exhibit in Castle Rock, a portion of the sculpture purchase would go back into the Town’s public art fund.
To learn more about the program and view a photo of each sculpture, visit CRgov.com/artencounters.
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