Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
Celebrating 27 years of Visual Inspiration – Artist Info Here
Castle Rock, conveniently located between Denver and Colorado Springs off Interstate 25, is beloved by locals and visitors alike, all of whom flock to the area to experience its numerous cultural events, outdoor attractions, and one of a kind shops and restaurants. From the Town’s namesake; Rock Park, to the historic downtown, to the many unique and family owned restaurants, there is something for every history, theater, art and food buff.
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 27th Annual Colorado Artfest, which has become a summertime tradition for residents and art enthusiasts alike.
This esteemed community art festival continues to highlight the talents of more than 170 exhibitors displaying a wide range of works from life-size sculptures, to photography and jewelry. 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. To tantalize your taste buds, there will be food and beverage vendors aplenty as well as an Imagination Zone for children. There is something for everyone at the Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock.
Shuttle Parking is available at the DC Fairgrounds. No Pets Allowed.
New in 2016, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) together will be combining music from the 80’s mix of high-energy music and fun with local philanthropy at this year’s Colorado ArtFest After Party on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 6:30-10:30 pm in downtown Castle Rock, Colorado.
The Chamber has announced that this year’s Rock After Dark beneficiary will benefit DCCF, which supports local non-profits and individuals who give back to Douglas County. As a feature, a limited amount of VIP exclusive seats close to the stage will be available for purchase.
“ArtFest Rock After Dark is going to be a great dance party. There’s an 80’s theme but the music will also span the generations between then and today,” said Chamber President and CEO Pam Ridler. “Besides being a chance unwind at the street party, the Chamber hopes to build community awareness of the great work being done locally by DCCF.”
“Artfest is celebrating 27 years of visual inspiration in Colorado. The After Party VIP seating funds will help DCCF’s mission to inspire generosity in our own communities,” said Donna Scott, DCCF chair. “We are grateful for the Castle Rock Chamber’s support”. “DCCF is devoted to promoting awareness of the needs of our Douglas County neighbors and to providing practical assistance to residents and non-profits who are inspired to give where they live,” Scott added.
DCCF is committed to providing leadership and responsible stewardship of philanthropic resources to enhance the quality of life in Douglas County, Colorado. DCCF is a catalyst to connect donors, nonprofits and community leaders to strengthen the County through philanthropy. DCCF does this by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues.
More information can be found at www.dccf.org and on Facebook at