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

Over twenty venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm 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.


Discover the Galleries. 

Opening receptions are First Thursdays except November, December and May from 5-8pm. 

Current Show Descriptions. JUNE 2016:


Adam W. Carlos Fine Art

Mountain Village Core, Suite 102
Art Walk expands to Mountain Village this year with Adam W. Carlos Fine Art offering exclusive graphite pencil portraiture. Adam’s patience and attention to detail yield stunning portraits that capture the true character and personalities of his subjects. His painstaking dedication to accuracy makes Adam's portraits, landscapes, and equestrian drawings stand out. His works become the centerpiece of a room without overpowering the space, rivaling the dramatic feel of an oil painting in formality but with the versatility to fit the décor of any room. The Portrait and Landscape Gallery is located in the Mountain Village core next to Reflection Plaza.


Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 South Townsend

Ah Haa presents “The Museum of Feelings” an exhibition by Daniel Tucker. The works in the show are all about the experience of how it feels and what it means to be a human being. Consequently, Tucker thinks that the mission of an artist, in any field, is to communicate both the human experience and its unlimited capacity in ways that are beautiful, touching, clear, responsible and sublime. The access code to Tucker’s paintings is to think of them as an invitation to come into his home. “I hope you find the furniture comfy, the symbols utilitarian and simple, the atmosphere exotic and full of wonder. I’ve included some maps in order that you may find your way.”


Alpine Wellness

300 West Colorado, #2C

Alpine Wellness will be featuring a variety of artistic creations from locally based artists. This month, they highlight landscape photography of regional vistas taken by Robert Corkran that pop off the colorful walls of the store. Handcrafted local jewelry and glass decorate the interior of the store, along with psychedelic paintings by Elizabeth Baggett and landscape-inspired watercolors by Ophir’s own Heidi Sarazen. A separate room hosts art from outside the box canyon with two installations - Local photographer, Sarah Schwab, will display powerful photographs of various US National Parks and Taylor Clay will be showing her exhibit, The Cultural Collidescope.  Clay’s pieces are mixed media representations of cultural challenges to a small community in Sri Lanka. Based on interviews with locals from Palagama, Sri Lanka, this exhibit is intended to create an honest dialogue and bring awareness to the changing relationship between generations, community interconnectedness, environmental stewardship and cultural identity within a state of rapid globalization. Kick off your Art Walk at Alpine Wellness with a unique opportunity to engage with the artists and Happy Hour specials from 5pm - 6:55pm.


Baked in Telluride

127 South Fir

Daniel Kanow will be presenting a salon style exhibition of paintings and drawings featuring a multi year comprehensive overview of abstractions, landscapes, geometric, and still life artwork. The walls of BIT will be filled and maximized with colorful energy to create a rich visual experience.


Elinoff & Co.

204 West Colorado  

Elinoff Gallery presents regional and international artists, colored gemstones and diamond jewelry, and local Telluride charms. 


Gallery 81435

230 South Fir

Gallery 81435 presents “Remnant Aluminum Sculpture,” a show by artist Steven Derks, a self-taught artist focusing primarily in metal sculpture. The exhibit is composed of constructivist inspired aluminum wall sculptures, which juxtapose the lyrical with the mechanical. Derks’ intention with this work is to make sculpture that represents fragments of industrial or mechanical apparatus. “I’m interested in the post-industrial aesthetic and the tension between regular geometries and irregularity.” The artwork is intended to suggest remnants of painted machines.


Gold Mountain Gallery

135 West Colorado

Gold Mountain Gallery features custom furniture, fine rugs, stunning local photographs, custom jewelry and interior design, infusing the Colorado look and feel with high-end, contemporary home décor. From custom made furniture and fine rugs to stunning local photographs and custom jewelry, Gold Mountain Gallery offers everything from décor staples to those final touches that make each room unique. Also offering full service interior design consultation. Owned by locals Mark and Jessica Goldberg.


Lustre, an Artisan Gallery

171 South Pine

Lustre Gallery is home to beautiful works of art both for home and self that are inspired by a love of nature.  Tucked away on S. Pine Street in beautiful Telluride, CO, Lustre is most noticeable to the passerby at night.  Dozens of hand painted glass chandeliers by Ulla Darni illuminate the store.   


LDGiles Art & Design Gallery (aka Happy Print)

307 East Colorado

LDGiles Art & Design presents "An Eclectic Retrospective" A widely varying retrospective of Lawrence Giles' work over the past several decades in a variety of media.


Madeline Hotel and Residences

568 Mountain Village Blvd

The curated art featured at The Madeline strives to recapture the glory days of the past, featuring original paintings inspired by Colorado. In the early 1900’s, many American artists were expatriates in order to paint with their choice of colors and subjects, away from the puritanical rules that dominated the American art scene. At that same time in our history, New York City editors began syndicating their newspapers articles to Mid-Western papers, far from the social restrictions of the Eastern elite. Writers were encouraged to go further West and create articles that would document their adventures and experiences, with the assurance their stories would be purchased and printed for this new, more accepting, Mid-Western audience. Soon Americans read these stories, which motivated them to travel West where they found an ongoing audience for their work from a steady stream of visitors. Many of the artists in this group became inspired by new locations, subjects, and uncensored palettes. They stayed in Colorado or New Mexico and painted for a new audience of collectors. The Western art scene began and continues to this day. Featured artists are Signe Bergman, Kim Barrick, Addie Draper, Elizabeth Elequin, Kathleen Frank, and curator Sara Eyestone.


MiXX projects + atelier

307 East Colorado

This month MiXX will exhibit new work by one of their esteemed artists, Lisa Kairos, as well as the debut of a new artist to the MiXX collective, Katie Hefflefinger. Both Lisa & Katie's work draws viewers into a state of meditation with their sophisticated use of metallic palettes. The combination of Lisa's encaustic layers and Katie's weightless watercolors creates a dreamlike experience that will make you want to linger within each piece. 


Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, owned by artist Shaun Horne, presents original, realistic landscape paintings by artists who are regionally and nationally known. 



101 West Colorado

This month, Picaya is featuring Colleen Thompson, an easily inspired Telluride local who creates jewelry best described as "earthy elements combined with funky style”. There is so much magic and possibility found in the San Juan Mountains— Colleen harnesses this magic into each handmade piece by using elements often found in the surrounding areas.  Some of her favorite materials to use are crystals, recycled leather, sterling silver, feathers, fur, fools gold and bullets shot by real Colorado cowboys.  She hopes everyone carries a little piece of the San Juans with them wherever they go, and is happy to embody the whimsical into tangible and wearable art.


Randy Stephens Photography

226 West Colorado, 2nd Floor

Telluride’s newest studio/gallery will be featuring “Wings Over Telluride,” local and regional birds in flight.  As a photographer Randy Stephens finds a sense of excitement and adventure in photographing nature and people.  More often than not, he finds himself in the realm of birds in flight.


Slate Gray Gallery

209 E. Colorado, Unit A

Slate Gray Gallery is proud to feature local artist, Jonas Fahnestock, for the first Art Walk of the summer season. Born in Gent, Belgium to accomplished ceramic artists, John Fahnestock and Goedele Vanhille, Jonas has since spent most of his years in the Telluride region. As an artist, Fahnestock’s inspiration pulls from the natural world, architecture, and the ever-present dialogue between chaos and order. In this exhibit, Jonas captivates his audience as he explores the wildlife of the southwestern Colorado region. With his own unique pen and ink style, Fahnestock’s work proves to be truly fascinating.


Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir

The Stronghouse Studios + Gallery features artwork created by visiting artists at Steeprock Artisans Guild. Steeprock is comprised of four artist studios in an off-grid, solar, three-level building perched on a red-rock bluff above Sawpit, CO. Steeprock will be hosting California-based artists Dabbs Anderson, Joy Brenneman, and Lindsey Ross for a residency during the month of June. ­Working in this wild and self-sustained environment, Anderson, Brenneman, and Ross will create work in their respective mediums around the general theme of the “Heroine’s Journey,” a narrative structure based on Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey.” The works in the show will cycle weekly, so be sure to come multiple time throughout June to see how these artists respond to, and are affected by the elements surrounding them.


Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado

Telluride Gallery presents artists Rebecca Crowell and Catherine Courtenaye. Crowell is known for her innovative painting techniques involving cold wax medium and mixed media. Courtenaye uses language to explore abstraction by incorporating text into her oil paintings. Join
Telluride Gallery to see their newest work. 


Tony Newlin Gallery

100 West Colorado  
Tony Newlin Gallery will be featuring “Angel’s Light” by Tony Newlin. “Sometimes the title says it all.  I’ve watched the morning light in this canyon for years.  It moves quickly and brilliantly when the sun first appears.  Light snow on the autumn cottonwoods, clear skies and a ray of brilliant light made for this special and memorable image.”


The Turquoise Door Gallery

226 West Colorado

The Turquoise Door Gallery presents original works by Robert Franzese, Valerie Franzese, Susan Makara, Alex Bear, and Rob Dryer.


Wizard Emporium

126 East Colorado

Wizard Emporium will be celebrating all things Colorado for the first Art Walk of the season. Featured artists for the event include: Steven Beutler, Anastasia Kierst, Jacey Depriest and more! Special discounts offered on all things made in Colorado.