Castle Rock Artist Alliance ™
CRAA supports local artists and the art community, by providing:
The art scene in Castle Rock, Colorado, has been quiet for a few years now, but all that’s changed. The Castle Rock Artist Alliance — or CRAA for short — was formed in July of 2019 and has become our town’s largest nonprofit serving local artists and the local art community.
CRAA supports local artists and the art community by providing innovative, creative, and educational opportunities in all disciplines of the Arts, and works with local businesses and organizations to hold artist exhibitions in venues around town — including Ecclesia Market, Union American Bistro, COFF33 and Castle Rocks & Jewelry — and helps create inspiring public art projects. In short, the organization helps connect artists, supporters of the arts, and art consumers, whether they be businesses or individual consumers. After all, artists do need to sell their art to continue to do what they love.
While the organization doesn’t have a gallery as a base of its operations, it instead leverages the power of the web, social media, and online resources including email newsletters, to promote artists, artist exhibitions, exhibits, educational programs, and other art-related events.
CRAA also brings fun, colorful murals and public art to downtown Castle Rock, and the nonprofit is also proud to have launched the Veterans Art and First Responders Art Therapy program, which teaches local veterans painting and photography.
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Was created as appreciation for those individuals, families, or business who support the efforts of CRAA through contributions for our programs such as the Veterans and First Responders Art Therapy program, community art shows, murals with business partners in Castle Rock, and educational opportunities within the community.
Make a 1 time, monthly or annual donation today. Your support makes a huge difference and supports your local art community, Veterans and First Responders!
What Members Are Saying
"Being a newcomer to the art scene, I sought a community where I could connect with and learn from local artists. Fortunately, I discovered CRAA! Its board and members have been supportive, promoting my artwork, assisting with art events, and catering to the needs and desires of all artists."
"Castle Rock is a place people come to live. We are close to nature, great food, and community. But for many years we have been lacking the access to art and culture that you’d expect from a town of our size. That is where people with great passion like CRAA stepped up. This organization rose to meet the town where it stands, putting art in businesses, and highlighting the local community for their immense artistic ability. All the while reaching artists from around the nation and world through the mediums of painting, murals, and film."
"Amazing group of artists and members who enjoy the arts ,being involved with the local art community, exhibiting art, supporting CRAA's programs such as the Veterans and First Responders Art Therapy Program and over all mission. We are a members driven organization."
"CRAA has really helped my art career by providing meetings for networking with other artists and opportunities for exposure through pop-ups and exhibits. CRAA excels at support, education, and encouragement for the development of my art business."
"It’s a refreshing scene, what Castle Rock Artist Alliance is creating! After being an artist for over 30 years, joining CRAA has been what elevated my work and given me the opportunity to sell my art. The sense of community, new ways to connect, and now to feature Artists and their work on the website is next level!"
Why Join CRAA?
Showcase your work directly on our website and access unique opportunities such as exhibits, artist receptions, pop-up art shows and much more. Discover more about our valuable member benefits by clicking the link below.