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Posted on: August 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] New sculptures invite the public to encounter art in Castle Rock

Art Encounters CRgov.com/PublicArt

Public art can help brighten a community, and new sculptures at several public places throughout Castle Rock are helping the area shine. It’s all thanks to a partnership between the Town and the Douglas County 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, develop community pride and draw visitors to the areas where the sculptures are displayed. 

The seven sculptures that were recently installed in Castle Rock are:

  • “American Gold,” for sale at $17,000 by artist Dimitry Domani Spiridon, is at the intersection of Third and Perry streets
  • “Convergence,” for sale at $14,000 by artist Stephen Shachtman, is at The Miller Activity Complex, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway
  • “Ego,” for sale at $4,500 by artist Jacob Novinger, is at Festival Park, 300 Second St.
  • “Meridian,” for sale at $7,000 by artist Pavia Justinian, is at the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and Gilbert Street
  • “SOAR,” for sale at $8,600 by artist Scott Froschauer, is at the East Plum Creek Trail near Plum Creek Parkway
  • “Solace,” for sale at $14,000 by artist Reno Carollo, is at Triangle Park, 804 Sixth St.
  • “Splice,” for sale at $15,000 by artist Kyle Ocean, is at Bison Park, 1390 Clear Sky Way

To borrow the pieces for the year, the Town gives 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 display, a portion of the sculpture purchase goes back to the Town’s public art fund. 

Artists also have a chance to win the People’s Choice Award. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite piece at douglas.co.us/artencounters. A second opportunity to win an award is through the Judge’s Choice Award. Each year, the Public Art Advisory Committee selects a judge well-versed in public art to review each sculpture and select a winner.

New to public art? Take a self-guided tour through the mobile app Otocast. Download the free app from iTunes of Google Play and hear commentary from the artists themselves. The audio guide encourages people to explore and discover art in a new way.

Learn more about the entire Art Encounters program and view photos of the sculptures in Castle Rock at CRgov.com/ArtEncounters.

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