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 2016-2017 Art Encounters sculptures

Running Girl

Artist: Harold Linke
Location: Miller Athletic Complex, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway
Price: $12,445
Running Girl


Artist: John Wilbar
Location: Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.
Price: $3,800


Artist: Andrew Arvanetes
Location: Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Drive
Price: $7,200

And the Wheels Go Round (II)

Artist: Terrence Karpowicz
Location: Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive
Price: $22,000
And the Wheels Go Round

Stranger Reduction Zone

Artist: Timothy Flood
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd.
Price: $6,000
Stranger Reduction Zone