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Arts and Culture

Art Encounters

Art Encounters is a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit that showcases a number of sculptures, in various media and styles, displayed in highly visible areas in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker. The project is designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride and draw visitors to the retail or civic areas where they are displayed.

Program partners include:


Cherokee Ranch and Castle 

Cherokee Ranch and Castle offers a unique location for events, cultural activities, business purposes, and weddings.  Learn more about teas and tours, workshops, private events, and events and programs.


Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center

Parker’s Arts and Cultural and Event Center is home to a 500-seat theater, a dance studio, a beautiful event room, several classrooms, and a commercial kitchen. The cultural center is located on the southeast corner of Mainstreet and Pine Drive in historic downtown Parker.


Lone Tree Arts Center

The Lone Tree Arts Center is located in the Lincoln Commons area of RidgeGate, just south of Lincoln Avenue, and one-half mile west of I-25.

The 43,000 square foot venue will include:

  • 500 seat proscenium theater with orchestra and balcony seating
  • 150-225 seat flexible theater/meeting space/banquet hall
  • An intimate amphitheater for outdoor performances and events
  • Folding glass wall leading to the amphitheater
  • Grand entry hall designed to accommodate special events
  • Gallery space to display visual art
  • LEED Certification anticipated

Metro Denver Area

The Metro Denver region has developed a strong environment of arts and cultural institutions.  From the world-renowned Denver Art Museum to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, from the Denver Botanical Gardens to the Denver Zoo, the region has over thirty cultural venues and many more arts and cultural events.  Living in Douglas County provides easy access to all of these activities.