Where great art lives.
Join the Castle Rock Artist Cooperative.
The art scene in Castle Rock, Colorado, has been quiet for a few years now, but all that’s changed. The Castle Rock Artist Cooperative — or CRAC for short — was formed in July of 2019 and has become our town’s largest nonprofit serving local artists and the local art community.
CRAC supports local artists and the art community by providing innovative, creative, and educational opportunities in all disciplines of the Arts, and works with local businesses and organizations to hold pop-up art shows in venues around town — including Ecclesia Market, Union American Bistro, COFF33 and Castle Rocks & Jewelry — and helps create inspiring public art projects. In short, the organization helps connect artists, supporters of the arts, and art consumers, whether they be businesses or individual consumers. After all, artists do need to sell their art to continue to do what they love.
While the organization doesn’t have a gallery as a base of its operations, it instead leverages the power of the web, social media, and online resources including email newsletters, to promote artists, pop-up art shows, exhibits, educational programs, and other art-related events.
CRAC also brings fun, colorful murals and public art to downtown Castle Rock, and the nonprofit is also proud to have launched the Veterans Art Therapy program, which teaches local veterans painting and photography.