Public Art

Provide feedback on the Public Art Strategic Plan

  1. The Town of Castle Rock Public Art Commission wants to hear from residents to ensure that public art and programming reflect the community’s values and desires. 

    Tell us what your priorities for future art would be by completing an online questionnaire by Saturday, Sept. 30.

Art in Castle RockJoy Statue

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 primarily funded through the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. 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 fund. Town Council determines expenditures from this fund annually for public art, generally at $25,000 per year, and for other community-driven programs.

Public art maintenance and conservation is paid for through a small portion of the Parks and Recreation Lodging Tax Fund. 

The Public Art Commission recommends expenditures in keeping with a Town goal to advance Philip S. Miller's legacy. Their mission is to create community vibrancy with art reflecting the Town's charm, heritage and beauty. 

View a map of public art pieces. Castle Rock is part of the Countywide Art Encounters program. The art in this program is notated.

Public Art Plan

The Commission in 2017 created a new Public Art Plan, which Town Council adopted. View the plan (PDF).