Art Encounters

Art Encounters - Highlands Ranch

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.

2018-2019 Art Encounters Pieces in Highlands Ranch

The sculptures are on display June 2018 through May 2019. All are available for purchase. Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit each area and then vote on their favorite piece online at

Load 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.

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Art Encounters Award Winners

The Peoples' Choice winner is elected by popular vote through the Douglas County Art Encounters web site and will win a $1,000 cash award.

Vote for the winner on the Douglas County website.

The 2018-2019 Judge's Choice Award winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize.


Permanent Exhibits Obtained through Art Encounters

Enchantment by Donna Romberger
The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) purchased the 2008 Art Encounters piece titled "Enchantment."  The sculpture is located at the Recreation Center at Northridge. Be sure to notice her next time you visit Northridge!

Tigris by Michael Mladjan
In 2013 the CAA purchased "Tigris" which was displayed during the 2013-2014 Art Encounters program.  The rusted and painted steel sculpture is located at the Recreation Center at Eastridge.  It can easily been seen as you drive into the entrance to Eastridge.

Molly, Dieter and Susie by Pat Kennedy
In 2015 the CAA purchased "Molly, Dieter and Susie" which was displayed during the 2015-2016 Art Encounters program.  The bronze sculpture is located at the Recreation Center at Eastridge, rotunda.

Baby Bear by Ryszard Wagoner
The Colorado Yule Marble sculpture was exhibited through the 2014-2015 Art Encounters program after which it was donated to the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association by the artist. It currently resides at the Recreation Center at Eastridge.

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