Create - Discover - Experience - Public Art in Douglas County, Colorado
About the Program
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, the Lone Tree Library, Parker and Roxborough. The program is designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride and draw visitors to the retail or civic areas where they are displayed.
The Douglas County Cultural Council (DCCC)Douglas County Cultural Council (DCCC) set aside Scientific and Cultural Facilities (SCFD) funds in 2006 and 2007 in order to launch the Art Encounters program. A Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC), with representatives from throughout the County, selects the sculptures for each participating jurisdiction.
Art Encounters Mission
The project is designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride and draw visitors to the retail and civic areas where they are displayed. To:
Create conversation, thoughtfulness, emotions, meaning and creativity;
Establish public art as an essential part of a vibrant community; and
Experience art, style and expression in many formats.
Art Encounters Vision
To create, discover and experience public art throughout Douglas County.