Bringing distinctive art to the community is part of the Town of Castle Rock Public Art Commission’s newly created mission.
The Commission recently took two actions to further that mission: creating a new Public Art Plan, and installing an art wrap on a traffic signal cabinet in Downtown Castle Rock.
Town Council last month approved the Public Art Plan, which defines the Commission’s mission and its vision, which is “The Castle Rock Public Art Commission is the catalyst for art experiences accessible to the public, creating community vibrancy and reflecting the charm, heritage and beauty of Castle Rock.”
The plan further defines six goals for public art in Castle Rock for the coming years. These include continuing participation in the Countywide Art Encounters rotating sculpture program; adding more art to Downtown Castle Rock; and commissioning a new project at Philip S. Miller Park.
Public input for the plan was collected earlier this year. The full plan is available at CRgov.com/publicart.
Another recent project of the Commission was installing the first public art wrap in Castle Rock, on a traffic signal cabinet in the median on the northwest corner of Perry Street and Plum Creek Parkway.
The wrap features the artwork “Scooter,” by Seattle-based Factory 43 Art Collective.
Fort Collins-based Public Art Collective donated the wrap to the Town, so no Town funds were expended on the project.
The Public Art Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at Town Hall. Agendas are available at the above webpage at the “Public Art Commission” link.