CRAC to launch Veterans Art Therapy program

Veterans Art Therapy is a joint program between the Castle Rock Artist Cooperative (CRAC) and the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation (DCVMF) — both Colorado-based 501(c)(3)’s — to assist local veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress. It is a six-month program designed to use the healing qualities of art to help veterans battling PTS. With […]

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Billy the Beaver in the Park

Have you seen Billy the Beaver in Festival Park? He’s the newest addition to Castle Rock’s burgeoning art scene, thanks to a generous grant from The Downtown Alliance. Did you know the beaver is our Town mascot? Chainsaw art by Billy LaFleur. You had better look out, Castle Rock is getting artsy!

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Douglas Land Conservancy plein air call for entry open

Local artists are invited to apply for a truly unique plein air painting event, “Capturing the Beauty of Open Land,” sponsored by the Douglas Land Conservancy.  A fundraiser for DLC, the event provides the opportunity for artists to paint on beautiful, private properties in southern Douglas County.  These stunning conserved private properties are rarely open […]

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Chainsaw artist brings old tree stump to life

Chainsaw artist Billy LaFleur sculpts a beaver from a tree stump in Festival Park. The Castle Rock Artist Cooperative worked with Downtown Castle Rock to identify the artist (Billy) and subject (our Town’s mascot) in this unique public art project. Billy says he hopes to be done within a week or so. Go Billy!

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