Public art means many things to people. It is a form of expression; it documents history; it can be a celebration or a legacy. It can ignite creativity, share culture and inspire conversation.
Public art in Castle Rock is paid for out of the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. No taxpayer money is used for the purchase of public art.
Philip S. Miller (a local banker and philanthropist) and his wife Jerry bequeathed a portion of the proceeds of their substantial estate to the Town; and the proceeds from the annual earnings are kept in the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. Town Council determines expenditures from this fund annually for public art and other community-driven programs. The Town is one of several entities that benefits annually from this trust.
The Public Art Commission recommends expenditures in keeping with a Town goal to advance Philip S. Miller’s legacy by fostering a sense of community and enhancing community character. The Commission continuously strives to obtain more public art.
View a map of public art pieces. (Once there, click on each piece for more information. Or, click the Map tab to show the location of all public art, then click the individual location indicator to see the description at that location.)
*Castle Rock is part of the Countywide Art Encounters program, where various works of art are selected for a one-year period within Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch. The art in this program is notated.