The Arts

Celebrate the holidays with new Season of the Star events in Castle Rock

Hot chocolate, holiday carols and twinkling lights – all signs the holiday season is upon us. Make sure your holidays are full of memories, magic and merriment with the Town’s new event series, Season of the Star. The series of events will help celebrate the warmth of our community and will make sure Saturdays truly shine in Castle Rock this season. Join friends, family and neighbors as the Town, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Alliance help the community get into the spirit of the season. Starting… Read More

Castle Rock Band entertains town at intersection of music and history

Volunteer community band a revived tradition, among number of similar ensembles across Colorado Kent Brandebery has a passion for music and a passion for history. It’s where the two overlap that Brandebery and dozens of other musicians over the past decade and a half have made — and continue to make — a sweet-sounding impact on Castle Rock and its residents. Read more.

Castle Rock Town Council approves $214,455 for fireworks, star-lighting decorations

Included in the Castle Rock plans is a bigger firework display Downtown Castle Rock will get extra lights and a more extravagant fireworks display for the town’s annual star lighting this year. At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Castle Rock Town Council approved up to $214,455 in expenditures. The decision passed 6-0. Councilman Chip Wilson was absent from the meeting. Read more.

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

Castle Rock Police start mural project to brush up bridges, help prevent crime

With paintbrushes, the right color palate and a little creative liberty, community members have polished up the backdrops of some of Castle Rock’s beautiful trails and perhaps helped deter graffiti and other crimes, too. Anyone who has hiked under the bridge along East Plum Creek Trail near the train tracks has probably noticed the underpass has been painted with a nature-themed mural. Under the bridge near Douglas County High School, another mural shows off Husky school spirit. The artwork is part of an effort by Castle Rock Police called Art… Read More

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 Park,… 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 info@QRstorytelling.com.  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