INFO@TELLURIDEARTS.ORG  |  970.728.3930  |  135 west pacific  |  PO BOX 152  |  TELLURIDE, COLORADO, 81435


where we've been : The history

Telluride Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established on November 17, 1971, and incorporated in 1974, as the Telluride Council of the Arts and Humanities, known for over 40 years as TCAH. The organization was the first non-profit in the region, and served to incubate a culture of the arts that has come to define Telluride.

Over the years our mission has remained virtually unchanged. Our goal is to advance Telluride as a center for extraordinary artists, who infuse our authentic mountain community with world-class ideas. Our programs elevate and promote a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District, which is comprised by numerous institutions, events, and artists from around the region and across the globe.

The 2012 Telluride Cultural Master Plan provides the roadmap for our work. It identifies key priorities for advancing the arts community as a whole.

In 2011, Telluride Arts has established the Telluride Arts District and became one of the first Certified Creative Districts in the state, developed branding and marketing for the Arts District, strengthened partnerships with the Town, County, national and local partners, led planning for Wayfinding and Space for the Arts, and positioned the organization as a leader in our community.

Our most exciting project is the restoration of the Telluride Transfer Warehouse that will become a center for the arts at the heart of Telluride.

WHAT WE DO : our programs