This 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, and the Artfest Store where you can purchase commemorative Artfest prints (while supplies last).
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Outlets at Castle Rock East Parking Lot
5050 Factory Shops Blvd
Castle Rock, CO 80108
$5.00 – Adults
$3.00 – Seniors 60+
Children 16 and under are FREE
Sunday, September 9th is Active Military & First Responders Appreciation
WHAT IS MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY?
To show our thanks, active members of the military and first responders 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.
Featured Artist: Nick Lucey
Nick began his career in journalism in the 1980’s as a combat correspondent in the U.S. Marine Corps, attached to infantry and artillery units deployed throughout the western Pacific and Asia. He spent five years in the Corps, and finished his tour as a sergeant at Parris Island, S.C.
He then moved to nearby Savannah, Georgia, where he became a copy editor for the Savannah Morning News in late 1992. A year later, he began as an editorial assistant at Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine and worked his way up the ranks to become Editor at Large. While with the magazine, he also served as a territory sales manager and online sales and site manager for the magazine’s web properties, including ScubaDiving.com, for more than 15 years. Nick is among the world’s foremost scuba diving travel journalists and industry experts, and his assignments have taken him to all corners of the globe in search of articles and underwater and topside photos, including Australia, Baja, Borneo, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Hawaii, Japan, the Maldives, Micronesia, Tahiti, and nearly every island in the Caribbean. He’s logged thousands of dives in hundreds of dive destinations, and his articles and photographs have been published in magazines the world over.
In 2008 he co-founded LiquidAssets.tv, a video production company which has spent the last three years filming the scuba diving travel television show, “Into the Drink.” He is currently the host and writer for Seasons 2 and 3 of the show, which premiered on MAVTV in April 2014.
In May 2014, he moved to Colorado, where he set up his office and studio in the heart of downtown Castle Rock, just south of Denver. Since then, he’s become active in the community, and he’s now a member of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Government Interests Committee and he serves on the Board of the Castle Rock Chamber and the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation. Please visit his website at nicklucey.com to learn more.
Feel free to call 912.224.3567 to set up an appointment today.
28th Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Commemorative Print
Artist: Nick Lucey
A limited supply of this print will be available for purchase at the Colorado Arftest. The actual poster image is coming soon.
To purchase Past Years, Visit our online store here.
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 very 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 is committed to strengthening the cultural community in the region, below are more projects we have supported.
Thank you for your support of this worthy cause. Make a Donation today.
The Castle Rock Chamber, the Castle Rock Public Art Commission and the Douglas County Library again 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.
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
“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 now sits on watch near the Castle Rock Police station
. “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.
Welcoming all who come to visit the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
who enjoys the flowers in the Chamber front yard. This piece is an original bronze artwork by artist Marianne Caroselli
A new 9/11 Monument dedicated to the spirit of first responders is the result of intensive work by the Castle Rock Chamber’s 2017 Leadership Douglas County class members. The bulk of the memorial is comprised of a tall, rusted, contorted piece of steel pipe that is a portion of steel from the World Trade Center, which collapsed on September 11, 2001 now rests on a pedestal of locally-quarried rhyolite outside the Castle Rock Fire Department Local 4116 headquarters. The steel was acquired through the generosity of The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL). May we never forget the great evil which occurred—and the heroic actions of so many brave men and women.
Standing out in a crowd of competitors is no easy task, and it’s getting more difficult all the time. Contact the Castle Rock Chamber today to learn about the exciting sponsorship opportunities we can offer your business. Email Alicia Early or give her a call at the Chamber (303) 688-4597.
Directions & Parking – New Location!
No Pets Allowed.
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. While guests may park at the Outlets at Castle Rock, please be advised that we are offering another option with off-site parking at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center. Convenient Shuttle service runs from Robert A. Christensen Justice Center – Saturday, September 9th from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, September 10th from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.
Robert A. Christensen Justice Center – 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109
Why do you charge an entrance fee and who receives the benefits?
Yes, we charge a small entrance fee. 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.