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Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

28th Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Parking Lot located in Outlets at Castle Rock

The weekend after Labor Day, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Historic downtown Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the Annual Colorado Artfest, which has become a summertime tradition for residents and art enthusiasts alike.  Enjoy continual live main stage entertainment featuring popular musicians, interactive exhibits for the kids, savor fabulous food/beverages and so much more!  View more details below.

2015 Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

mapThis two day event is held in the parking lots of the Outlets at Castle Rock. Delight in the artistic impressions of more than 170 Artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program.

There’s a multitude of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase – art during this weekend of visual inspiration. Enjoy continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, that provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program along with strolling entertainers, the Artfest Store; and a silent auction.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

Location: Outlets at Castle Rock Parking Lot

Fees/Admission:
$5.00 – Adults
$3.00 – Seniors 60+
Children 16 and under are FREE

Sunday, September 10th is Military & First Responders Appreciation

WHAT IS MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY?
To show our thanks, members of the military and first responders and their immediate family will receive FREE admittance to the Artfest.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Eligible participants must have ID to prove they are active military, military veteran, fire fighters, law enforcement officers or paramedics.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Community Art Fund.  Help keep Castle Rock alive with vibrant public art. The Community Art Fund was created by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce as a legacy for the Castle Rock Artfest. Proceeds donated are to fund outdoor community public art in Castle Rock.

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Please sign up for the 2017 Artfest – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to VolunteerSpot (https://signup.com/login/entry/268489268047)
  1. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  1. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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Directions & Parking – New Location!

The Artfest has moved to the Outlets at Castle Rock parking lot.

Outlets at Castle Rock is conveniently located between the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs region at I-25 and Exit 184 and 185 in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Convenient Shuttle service runs from The Douglas County Fairgrounds (Events Center Entrance) – Saturday, September 9th from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, September 10th from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. No Pets Allowed.

View Downtown Parking Map here.

Why do you charge an entrance fee and who receives the benefits?

Proceeds of the event benefit the Community Art Fund.  Help keep Castle Rock alive with vibrant public art. The Community Art Fund was created by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce as a legacy for the Castle Rock Artfest. Proceeds donated are to fund outdoor community public art in Castle Rock.

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Order you 2016 Commemorative Arfest print before they sell out.  Pick up onsite at the Artfest or stop by the chamber.

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In order to forge a lasting legacy from Artfest, renamed The Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock, The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce created a Community Art Fund which financially supports and encourages large-scale outdoor public art for the enjoyment of residents and visitors of the town. All public art shown below is supported by the Castle Rock Chamber and proceeds from purchased art are donated to the Castle Rock Public Art Fund for the purpose of acquiring future public art pieces in Castle Rock. In addition, proceeds from the silent auction at the Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock.

The first project undertaken by the Fund was the Life of Castle Rock tile mural by artist Malcom Farley which is displayed on the east side of the P.S. Miller Library facing Perry Street.

 

The Castle Rock Chamber, the Castle Rock Public Art Commission and the Douglas County Library then partnered on a project entitled “Cool’n the Dogs.” This life-sized bronze sculpture of a cowboy and his horse, by artist Craig Bergsgaard, is located at the intersection of 5th & Gilbert Streets.

 

 

“JAX” by Janene Dirico-Cable is dedicated to all Police Service Dogs for the loyalty, fearlessness and sacrifice they give to their handler, fellow officers and the community.  “Jax” served the residents of Castle Rock from 2002-2008 with over 1,900 deployments for missing persons, illegal drugs and defending fellow officers. “Jax” was favorite among Castle Rock school children, often visiting schools. After his passing in 2010, Castle Rock Police Department officers began fund raising to memorialize all service dogs.

 

This master piece was designed and crafted by Mr. Bill Hueg of Peacock Studios in Westminster, CO.  The Eagle is 14′ tall and has a wingspan of 8′.  Freedoms Keeper sets atop a 5′ granite pedestal within Veterans Plaza. The entire monument encompasses a 40 x 40 square foot area on the same ground where the original Douglas County Courthouse once stood.

 

 

 

 

Welcoming all who come to visit the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce stands “Ryleigh” who enjoys the flowers in the Chamber front yard.  This piece is an original bronze artwork by artist Marianne Caroselli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Castle Rock Chamber is committed to strengthening the cultural community in the region, and we thank you for your support of this worthy cause.

Food Trucks can apply here.

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