Art in Castle Rock
Public art means many things to people. It is a form of expression. It documents history. It can be a celebration or a legacy. It can ignite creativity, share culture and inspire conversation.
Public art in Castle Rock is paid for out of the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. No taxpayer money is used for the purchase of public art.
Philip S. Miller, a local banker and philanthropist, and his wife, Jerry, bequeathed a portion of the proceeds of their substantial estate to the Town. Proceeds from the annual earnings are kept in the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. Town Council determines expenditures from this fund annually for public art, generally at $25,000 per year, and for other community-driven programs.
The Public Art Commission recommends expenditures in keeping with a Town goal to advance Philip S. Miller’s legacy by fostering a sense of community and enhancing community character.
Public art pieces
Public Art Master Plan update
The Public Art Commission is currently working to update the Town's Public Art Master Plan. The plan will outline recommended priorities, which will assist in the further development of the Town's public art program.
Please fill out a quick questionnaire as a way to provide your input as the updated plan is being developed.