Out & About

Three new pieces on display in Castle Rock through Countywide public art program

New sculptures are adding color and dimension at three locations in Castle Rock thanks to the Countywide Art Encounters program. Starting its seventh year, the program provides one-year exhibits of sculptures in retail and civic areas within Douglas County. Other participants in the program, funded partially through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, are Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker. Castle Rock’s three pieces for 2014-15 were installed over the last couple weeks: • “Bower,” a translucent polycarbonate panel for sale at $7,000 by artist Barbara Baer, is in Festival… Read More

“The Courtyard”

Featured in the QRstorytelling Gallery, 505 Second Street, is local artist, Cindy Welch. Her watercolor painting, “The Courtyard” captures the essence of Castle Rock’s charm. Viewing her art elicits longing feelings for a fair weather respite in “The Courtyard.”  No need to wait, stop by and view the original painting. You’ll feel like you’re there! Prints are also available. 720-282-9521 or [email protected]  Learn more about QRstorytelling by visiting their website.

It’s all about you!

Time to “Spoil Yourself” with a little creative fun? One of the Chamber’s newest members, QRstorytelling Gallery, 505 Second Street, is booking private wine and painting parties for small groups. Artist, Donna Martin, will instruct you and your friends in creating a unique painting. Perfect for girlfriends, couples, book clubs, and life’s special events! All paints and supplies are included. You bring the wine and snacks. Reservations are being accepted. Call 720-282-9521.  

An Uncommon Framing Gallery

Have you been “Out & About” Castle Rock lately? We invite you to discover one of the Chamber’s newest members, QRstorytelling Gallery, “An Uncommon Framing Gallery,” located at 505 Second Street, (on the other side of the tracks). They offer all the services of a full framing gallery and offer specialty framing featuring a stainless steel QR medallion. Not only does the framed art tell a story, but so does the QR medallion. Stop by and ask for a demonstration of this unique combination of art and digital technology! www.QRstorytelling.com


As mentioned in my last post…this past Saturday I attended the Castle Rock WineFest in Castle Rock, CO.  The event was well organized and with over 20+ Colorado represented wineries…I was able to sample a good selection of what Colorado Wine country has to offer. Read more.

Did You Know?

Call for Entry:  “On The Edge” Submission Dates:  Now through August 14th This is the next show to come in to the gallery. It is open to members and non-members. Please go to www.gcrag.com to print out the entry form. This is “edgy,”  or “edges” – whatever you make of it. All mediums are welcome to apply. Want to push the envelope? Already have? By all means, enter. Like hard edges or soft edges or weird edges – enter. You define what this means and let the creative know no… Read More

Summer Salad and Wine Pairing

As a fairly carnivorous person, I tend to feel that if I’m going to be eating a salad, I might as well have some wine with it, just to give the whole enterprise some sort of point. To that end, here are a few thoughts about pairing wines with salads. Pairing Wine with Salad    

Things To Do in Castle Rock

The Castle Rock area is renowned for its year-round recreation activities, events and attractions. The Town consistently wins awards for its preservation of more than 5400 acres of open space, 57 miles of trails and 250 acres of parkland and a fairgrounds complex.  The area boasts eight award-winning golf courses; a skate park, hockey rinks, and 84,000 square feet of indoor recreation. Read more here.