The Telluride Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends.

Nineteen venues host receptions from 5-8 pm on first Thursdays to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Gallery Guide offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Gallery Guides are available at participating venues.

Opening receptions are First Thursdays from 5-8 pm. (no Art Walk November, December, and May 2018) 

Look for the flags!

Current Show Descriptions. August 2018

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Ah Haa will be presenting an All-Star Photography Invitational for the August Art Walk.  Each year, the Ah Haa School hosts an annual Photography exhibition that celebrates all aspects of Telluride. This year’s show will honor past winners with an all-star invitational. Winners from the past 5 years of this annual show have been invited to submit new work that captures some element of our beautiful box canyon – whether it be the landscape, a portrait of a well-loved local, or a scene from one of Telluride’s many celebrations and events. Prints of all images will be available for sale.

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Baked in telluride 

Baked in Telluride will feature local artist Jerry Oyama. The subjects of Oyama’s paintings are singers, animals, dancers, athletes: images of color & motion. As musicians are a frequent theme, his five shows at Baked in Telluride have been timed to coincide with the Jazz Celebration.

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crossbow leather

Crossbow Leather doubles as a retail store in front, and a leather production workshop in back. All leather goods are made in-house by owner/designer Macy Pryor. Her style reflects the west, and includes a variety of vintage and found textiles from around the world. 

For the August Art Walk, Crossbow Leather will host local artist Hannah Strianese. Hannah Strianese is a New York raised artist who at a young age was immersed in the NYC art community through her father, a Master Papermaker for a limited edition print making company. Influenced by the unique human experience of continuously evolving emotions and art as a form of therapy, Hannah truly believes in the power of creative exploration in any form in order to heal and transform one's self and their environment.

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Elinoff gallery

Elinoff Gallery carries a museum quality art collection, including works from some of the most celebrated names in the history of art. From Monet to Pissarro to Warhol, their fine art collection covers Impressionist works c.1860 - 1880 through the the Pop art period of the 50s' and 60's. They also have lithographs, drawings, and etchings.


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The colorful, humorous, and hopeful fabric works of New Orleans artist Chris Roberts-Antieau will be on display at Gallery 81435 through September 2018. Chris Roberts-Antieau is a self-taught pioneer of machine embroidery. Her main body of work, which she calls “fabric paintings,” are highly sophisticated tapestries created in her signature style of fabric appliqué and intricate embroidery, crafted on a simple Bernina sewing machine. Antieau’s subject matter ranges from joyfully candid cultural commentary depicting unbelievable true stories (such as James Brown’s Funeral: And The Tragic Aftermath) to more personal reflections on nature, perception, reality and truth. Antieau further explores her interests through sculpture and installation, creating elaborate dollhouses of famous murder scenes and elegant gowns embroidered with birds of prey eviscerating small animals.



Come and check out local photographer Mary Kenez' iconic pictures of Telluride. 

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La Cocina will feature artists Floyd Day and Karen Keene Day. Floyd Day is a pastel artist who paints cows and landscapes found in the Uncompahgre Valley of Colorado. He has exhibited in Galleries and shows in Ridgway, Colorado and Beaufort, South Carolina.

With palette knife and acrylic paint, powerful lines create the flow of wild mustangs and their energy. Since 1999 artist Karen Keene Day has focused solely on painting the wild mustangs she researches. Her work is represented by SKOL Gallery in Ouray, CO, and Mitchell Hill Gallery in Charleston, SC,  along with

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Lustre Gallery will host a trunk show with jewelry from Barcelona Spain and precious golden South Sea pearls. The newest Ebony collection from Bagues will debut its release as will the Masriera swallow collection, among others.  Cast in 18ky gold, and emboldened with Barcelona fired enamel, these contemporary and art nouveau jewels are hand created with a long tradition of perfection, innovation and the avant-garde.   The Jewelmer Golden South Sea Pearls are aptly named the “gem of the sea” and are an essential foundation to any jewelry collection. 

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This month, MiXX projects & atelier presents Moment + Materiality, a new exhibit featuring artists Mitch McGee and Ellen Koment. Working with distinct media and subject matter, McGee’s playful pop art relief paintings and Koment’s evocative, abstract encaustic pieces strikingly capture moments in time and material. Playing on Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic comic book inspired paintings, Mitch McGee brings an added element of materiality to pop art by incorporating skillfully hand-cut layers of birch into his work. In Ellen Koment’s encaustic paintings, the viewer can experience the powerful physicality of wax, transformed from liquid to solid and frozen in time against the paper.

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Picaya will feature watercolor artist Debi Smith. Smith has lived in the Telluride area for 38 years.  SHer watercolors reflect her love for the region’s magnificent mountains, valleys, forests, and the “precious” natural world.  She hopes to inspire an appreciation and abiding respect for that world through her Art. 



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Slate Gray Gallery will feature artist Felice House. House will be exhibiting her drawings and paintings from her ‘Sum you some me’ collection of portraits of women, some of which include herself. Her work is about challenging stereotypes and empowering her audience, women in particular.

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Studio G is featuring artist Margaret Rinkevich. Her work is composed of a confluence of multiple sensations drawn from her own experiential landscape.  There is an all-consuming mental grind in the creative process, and her objective is to achieve visually arresting images. The goal in this series is to make the apparently simple relationships of form and color charged with as much force, feeling and meaning as possible.



Telluride Arts HQ Gallery will be featuring work by local photographer Carl Marcus. Marcus’s newest body of work is titled What We Look At. The stage is the Hunter College-68th Street Station in New York. The only props are wooden benches. The actors need no script or costumes; they are perfectly cast as they are. When the next train arrives, the players are whisked away and the new actors descend the stairways to take their place. The actors are the audience: the audience the actors. This is a snippet for people to see, of life in New York City, in our times; for those who live here, or elsewhere, or those who are yet to come. We all share a fundamental curiosity to observe those we do not know, and who live in different places and times. After all, at heart we are all voyeurs.

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Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is honored to pay tribute to the master of abstract expressionism Ed Moses. This exhibition showcases twenty-two recent paintings from 2015-2017. Considered one of the foremost postwar abstract painters, Moses was devoted to discovery, using unconventional materials and constantly evolving his bodies of work for more than half a century. Moses’ works are in renowned collections like Museum of Contemporary Art, LA, Museum of Modern Art, NYC & LA, National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Centre Georges Pompidou Paris.

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Telluride music co

Located at 8,750 feet elevation in the San Juan mountains, Telluride Music has been southwestern Colorado’s source for fine acoustic and electric instruments, products, and services for 25 years. Musician owned and operated since 1992, Telluride Music Co. offers an extensive selection of high-quality new, used, and vintage stringed instruments.

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The Tony Newlin Gallery will be featuring three spectacular close-up wildlife images: Frosty Bison, Guardian of the Rockies, and Tundra Nomad. They will also feature the functional sculptural artwork of James Vilona.

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The Turquoise Door Gallery is featuring photography by Carl Marcus, paintings by Shaun Horne, and the work of Valerie Franzese. Come see colorful photographs printed on canvas by Robert Franzese and their newest plein air artist Dawn Cohen. Check out the gallery and enjoy their new expanded space and enjoy their “Neighborhood Artists”.