Dandelion Puffballs outdoor art in Parker, CO. Dandelion Puffballs outdoor art in Parker, CO.

Art Encounters Rotating Public Art

ART ENCOUNTERS – ROTATING PUBLIC ART

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, Roxborough and Parker. 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. The public is invited to view the art each year and vote for their favorite piece by visiting artencounters.douglas.co.us. Artists are encouraged to submit entries in January via callforentry.org.

Parker Arts has suffered significant financial impacts due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Sadly, due to necessary reductions in planned expenditures, we were forced to announce the cancellation of Art Encounters for the 2020-2021 season. Our hope is that we return to full operations in time for next year’s program so that we can continue to showcase the work of Colorado’s amazing local artists.

Until then, here’s a look back at the eight sculptures exhibited from June 2018 – May 2019 at various locations along Mainstreet that added so much to Parker’s growing Creative District in Downtown.

 

Dandelion Puffballs By Joe Malesky Mainstreet and Victorian Way O’Brien Park
Dandelion Puffballs By Joe Malesky
Mainstreet and Victorian Way O’Brien Park

 

Sunrise/Sunset By Mathew Duffy 20120 E. Mainstreet Town Hall Campus
Sunrise/Sunset By Mathew Duffy
20120 E. Mainstreet Town Hall Campus

 

The Gift By Kim Kaminski 19650 E. Mainstreet The Schoolhouse
The Gift By Kim Kaminski 19650 E. Mainstreet The Schoolhouse

 

Trail 413 By Kyle Ocean 19553 E. Mainstreet
Trail 413 By Kyle Ocean
19553 E. Mainstreet

 

 

Warning: Life Changes Directions By Sandy Friedman 10795 Victorian Dr. O’Brien Park
Warning: Life Changes Directions By Sandy Friedman 10795 Victorian Dr. O’Brien Park

 

 Desert God's Eye By Kim Kaminski 18396 Plaza Dr. HIGHLANDS RANCH The Parker Racquet Club
Desert God’s Eye By Kim Kaminski 18396 Plaza Dr. HIGHLANDS RANCH The Parker Racquet Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Douglas County Art Encounters Program click here or watch this video.