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. SEPTEMBER 2018



The Ah Haa School is honored to host an invitational exhibition featuring the work of Abby Fox, Rebecca McFarland and Josephine Fallenius for the September Art Walk.


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Baked in Telluride shows the Paws for Art exhibit featuring over 40 professional paintings, prints and photographs at incredible prices. Give great art and homeless pets a second chance! Proceeds benefit Second Chance Humane Society and the animals it serves. 


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Crossbow Leather hosts MD’s, “The Devil Meets the Divine” for September Art Walk. MD was born in the midwest, raised on the beaches of Southern California, and settled in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado. Inspired by Bold, Brilliant Colors and Creatively Simplistic Design, MD is a charismatic artist that brings a unique style to the industry.

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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. 



Steve Morton and Kimille Taylor will be exhibiting the work of Dawn Wolfe.  Dawn has created art all of her life. She collects vintage maps and travel posters.  Her pieces leverage cutting, folding, painting, layering, collaging—and often the before mentioned maps and travel ephemera.  Her art reflects her love of travel, vintage things as well as the coastal California mountains where she lives. Whimsy, nature, and beach life completely inform and inspire her work’s subject matter, color palettes and materials.



Daniel Kanow demonstrates a high level of expressionism through abstraction and personal interpretation. Daniel is displaying drawings and oil paintings at La Cocina de Luz, within the venue of the landscape, figuration and non-objective imagery. Daniel enjoys working with vivid colors, heavy impasto and energetic mark making to explore and emanate meaning and a sense of place. Daniel is a long-time local who lives down valley from Telluride with his wife and two daughters. Daniel teaches the Visual Arts to both middle school and high students at the Telluride Mountain School. 



The Lustre Gallery Gurhan Trunk show will continue through September Art Walk.  Gurhan’s hand crafted, pure gold jewelry is a luxurious accent to your fall wardrobe.  The collection showcases the dreamy soft greens and blues of opal, aquamarine, chalcedony and tourmaline.  These one of a kind pieces allow you to express your unique personality and individual style.  Please stop by Lustre Gallery to view Gurhan’s artful jewelry in person. 



MiXX projects + atelier will be presenting Into the Woods, a new exhibit featuring work from Meredith Nemirov, Ivy Jacobsen, Julia Lucey, and, exhibiting for the first time at MiXX, Lauren Matsumoto. Brooklyn-based Matsumoto’s delicate, thoughtful mixed media paintings explore the human relationship to nature in a way that plays elegantly on the work of our other featured artists. Inspired by the flora of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ivy Jacobsen’s dreamlike layered works of epoxy, resin, and oil paint pull the viewer deep into her vine-draped worlds. Julia Lucey’s intricate collages, composed of layered material from her own aquatint prints invite us to explore the dense foliage of her creations, as well.

Finally, MiXX will be exhibiting local artist, Meredith Nemirov’s watercolor, ink, and gouache works, depicting aspen and other native flora and fauna through a contemporary lens that views them more as portrait subjects than objects in a landscape. In addition to the work featured in Into the Woods, Meredith will be on-site for the September Art Walk with a pop-up spotlighting a number of her smaller works.



Picaya invites guests to be the featured artist for this Art Walk. They will be spotlighting all-in-one "Get Your Bead On!" kits by Madison. Materials and instructions are included to make your necklaces, earrings, and matching bracelets. 





Slate Gray Gallery will be featuring Santa Fe-based artist Geoffrey Gorman for September Art Walk in an exhibit entitled ‘Desert Dwellers.’ Gorman has lived in the high desert of Northern New Mexico for more than 40 years. For the last fifteen of them, he has been creating a menagerie of animal sculptures. These wild creatures are both real and imagined and based on his extensive explorations and influences living in such an eclectic environment.

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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 presents, Movement, a solo exhibit by painter Elisa Gomez. This series was painted as a reflection and re-examination of Elisa Gomez’s studies of nature and traveling. With a much more loose and flowing approach, Gomez wanted to express the connection she has with music and nature and how they feed into one another. She strives to break barriers within this body of work, creating colors and textures that are free of spatial separations and less linear. This series comes from a place where Gomez’s expression loses words and can only be shown through her paintings. “I find when I cam combining the emotions from music and nature, there is a deeper place that I wanted to bring to life This series is a whirlwind of all those things through giant gestures sweeping across the canvas, mixing with wet paint as it drips down to the floor. There is depth, texture, and, of course, a lot of color.” 



Telluride Gallery welcomes back Malcolm Liepke, illustrator and painter for over 40 years, for a solo exhibition and an artist’s talk at 6pm. Liepke is internationally recognized for his figurative work featuring cool skin tones and sultry expressions. Liepke’s wet-on-wet technique in which layers of oil paint are built up without drying, as well as his loose brushwork, are signatures evident throughout his career. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum and National Academy of Design. 


Telluride music co

Unlike many instruments whose development and refinement borrowed from a diversity of builders and tinkerers, the archtop guitar is unique because its inspiration can be traced directly to one man: Orville Gibson. Although Gibson’s early 1890s designs differ greatly from the modern archtop guitar, he set in motion nearly 50 years of innovation that provided generations of players with the right instruments to push their music where it wants to go. For the September edition of ArtWalk, Telluride Music Co. is honored to show a collection of vintage, rare, and highly-collectible Gibson archtop guitars. The collection includes a 1947 Super 400, a 1961 ES-355TD Stereo & Varitone, a 1962 Byrdland, and a 1976 Super 400. Please join us September 6 for "Art of the Gibson Archtop" from 5 to 8 p.m.



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.



The Turquoise Door Gallery is featuring large format plein air florals in oil by Dawn Cohen. Check out the gallery and enjoy their new expanded space.