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Art Encounters

The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is proud to be a part of Art Encounters, a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit that showcases sculptures in various media and styles displayed in highly visible areas in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Roxborough, and Castle Rock. This Douglas County project is designed to promote public interests in art, develop community pride, and draw visitors to the retail or civic areas where they are displayed.

Highlands Ranch 2023-2024 Art Pieces

The Art Encounter's sculptures are on display from June 2023 through May 2024. All are available for purchase. Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit each area and then vote on their favorite piece online using Otocast.

Otocast AppLoad the Otocast app on your phone and experience Art Encounters in a new way! Otocast is a mobile app platform for narrated audio guides that let people explore and discover local points of interest. Learn about the artist and the art.

Click on any of the photos for detailed information.

Art Encounters Award Winners

2023-2024 Art Encounter Award Winners

The Kids' Choice The Peoples' Choice
Aviator Flutter
Aviator by Bobbie Carlyle  Flutter-by by Janene DiRico-Cable

The Peoples' and Kids' Choice winners are elected by popular vote through the Douglas County Art Encounters website and each receives a $1,000 cash award.

More Art Encounters Information

Douglas County Art Encounters

Thank you:

Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association                SCFD              Art Encounters

Cultural Affairs Association

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)

The SCFD supports cultural programming in Highlands Ranch through grant funding to the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (HRCAA). The SCFD is metro Denver’s unique commitment to its arts, cultural, and scientific organizations. A penny sales tax on every $10 purchase within the seven‐county region supports unique cultural and scientific experiences for millions of people each year. Over 40 programs are supported with SCFD funds to help the CAA provide free and discounted programs and events to the citizens of Highlands Ranch and the surrounding communities..