Castle Rock Artist Alliance Advocates For The Arts

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 art shows in venues around town including 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. CRAA brings fun, colorful murals and public art to downtown Castle Rock, and the nonprofit is proud to have launched the Veterans & First Responders Art Therapy program, offering FREE Veteran Art Therapy classes to Douglas County veterans and veterans who can get to Douglas County to attend a Veteran Art Therapy class.

Advocates For The Arts” 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 & First Responders Art Therapy program, community art shows, murals with business partners in Castle Rock, and educational opportunities within the community.

As a non-profit we could not make these programs available without our amazing sponsors and advocates. Below are the guidelines of the “Advocates For The Arts” program. If you would like to become a sponsor or make a contribution, contact John Neumeier at John@neumeierart.com. All contributions are tax deductible (CRAA will provide you a letter for your taxes of your contribution). The Advocates For The Arts program is trademarked by the Castle Rock Artist Alliance.

Individual Advocates

  • Cindy Eberly – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Hilleary Everist – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Pam Kramer – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Jim Neumeier – Fairview Heights, Illinois
  • Mark Neumeier – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Paul Price – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Jana Price – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Mauri Powell – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • George Tocquigny – Castle Rock, Colorado 

Business Advocates

  • Castle Rocks & Jewlery – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • COFF33 – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Ecclesia – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • KOKISH, GOLDMANIS & GREENBERG, P.C. -Castle Rock, Colorado
  • McDermott Associates – Denver, Colorado
  • Michael Malta Studio – Monument, Colorado
  • Neumeier Art – Larkspur, Colorado
  • Sinners and Saints – Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Union, An American Bistro – Castle Rock, Colorado

Program Guidelines

Each individual or business advocate will receive a custom plaque as illustrated at the top of this document with a minimum contribution to the Castle Rock Artist Alliance (CRAA) based on the contribution schedule below.

The plaque is designed based on an artist’s paint palette and has an authentic paint brush and palette knife attached, it is approximately 18 inches and made of a composite material. It will be engraved with your business, individual, or family name on it, and is designed to be hung on your wall. The colored ovals represent the contribution level for the year and will have the year placed on it. Each year, if you choose to contribute again, CRAA will present you with a new colored oval to be added to your plaque representing your contribution level for that specific year.

In addition to cash gifts, contributions will also be classified as supplies such as paint and brushes for murals, Veterans program supplies, rooms for events or art shows, general donations, CRAA advertising in community publications, speaking opportunities, community partnerships, etc. These types of contributions will be evaluated by the “Advocates For The Arts” committee and the board to set the color level for the plaque.

All advocates will be listed on the CRAA website, and will be eligible for additional benefits based on their color levels, and whether they are individual or business advocates. Members of CRAA are also eligible for the plaque and benefits based on the contribution levels. The additional benefits are outlined below.

"Individual Advocate" Contribution Levels & Benefits

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For those businesses with duplicate services (restaurants, bars, etc.) within the community of Castle Rock and surrounding areas, we cannot grant advocate exclusivity on the website or for events. We are a community, and we treat all of our advocates in high esteem and equally in the support of our organization and our programs. For those advocates who would like to be exclusive for a specific art show, special event, community or a company event, we will work with them on the specifics for that request. CRAA would also be happy to partner with community leaders, or business owners in awareness of art within the community, to instruct art classes, speak at events, host art shows, or be a potential strategic partner in helping our community grow.