Douglas County Art Encounters

Douglas County Art Encounters is a year-long outdoor 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 sculptures 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 displayed work is identified with the artist name, title of piece, year and the Art Encounters logo.


There are two opportunities for artists to win a $1,000 award. 

One is through the People's Choice Award, which is voted for by the public. Residents and visitors can visit the Art Encounters website and vote on their favorite sculpture. 

The second opportunity to win is through the Judge's Choice Award. Each year, the Public Art Advisory Committee selects a judge who is well-versed in the public art arena to review each sculpture and selection a winner. 

Self-guided tour

Use the free Otocast mobile app to hear commentary from the artists themselves! Download the app from iTunes or Google Play for a mobile audio tour of the Douglas County Art Encounters exhibit in Castle Rock. The app also provides users with a map and navigation to each of the sculptures.

Castle Rock's 2023 to 2024 Art Encounters sculptures

Can You Hear Me Now by artist Bobbie Carlyle

Can You Hear Me Now

Artist: Bobbie Carlyle

Location: Miller Activity Complex

Price: $19,500

Dancing Moon Roller Ball sculpture by artist Reven Marie SwansonDancing Moon Roller

Artist: Reven Marie Swanson

Location: Triangle Park

Price: $9,000

I've Lost My Shape sculpture by Tim Deshong

I've Lost My Shape

Artist: Tim Deshong

Location: northeast corner of the Third and Perry roundabout

Price: $5,300

New Spring sculpture by artist Deigo Harris

New Sprig

Artist: Diego Harris

Location: East Plum Creek Trail at Meadows Parkway

Price: $5,000

Turtle-Dove Chimera Side C sculpture by Annette Coleman

Turtle-Dove Chimera Side C

Artist: Annette Coleman

Location: Butterfield Crossing Park

Price: $6,000