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Art Encounters call for entries

Information provided by Douglas County

Are you a sculptor with a desire to have your work on public display?

Have you considered submitting your artwork to the Douglas County Art Encounters ( public art program?

Founded in 2007, 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. Selected sculptures are viewed by millions of visitors annually.

All chosen sculptors receive an $800 stipend and have the opportunity to be considered for the $1,000 people’s choice honorarium and the $1,000 judge’s prize. Additionally, since the program’s inception, seven pieces have been purchased and two have been donated.

All applications must be received online at, and click on How to Apply no later than February 9. Selected work will be on display from June 2018 through May 2019. Read about submission requirements at

Art Encounters is funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, as well as the Philip S. Miller Trust for installations in Castle Rock.



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