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. OCTOBER 2018


Baked in telluride 

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

October’s Artist of the Month, Macy Pryor will feature her leatherwork in her Main Street storefront, Crossbow Leather.

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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.


Gallery 81435

Gallery 81435 in Telluride, Colorado presents Echoes from the Canyon, an exhibit by Jorge Anchondo during the months of October and November 2018. Jorge Anchondo lives in Ridgway. He has studied in plenty of places and received plenty of degrees. Although he may be known more for his pigs than his paintings, art has been his life for over half a century. He paints because it provides a space to think and meditate. His paintings do not have anything at all to do with painting as painting, perhaps more with painting as a vehicle to let him wander in another land.



Allen Hansen, originally a skilled Neo-Romantic landscape painter, has been working for the past two decades as a Minimalist after a progressive transformation of continuously minimizing his landscapes until the question arose: "Where do you go when you get rid of the horizon line..?" Allen Hansen was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in California. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine, Ca. In the1980's Hansen relocated to New York City and has since exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues and institutions such as HAMPDEN GALLERY - UMASS AMHERST, MA; PROCTOR ART GALLERY at BARD COLLEGE, Annandale, NY; VIRGINIA MUSEUM of FINE ART, Richmond, VA and in New York at ABC NO RIO; EXIT ART ; ABRAZO INTERNO & LES GALLERIES at THE CLEMENTE; EDWARD THORP GALLERY; CAROLYN J. ROY GALLERY; FRONT ROOM GALLERY; SIDE SHOW GALLERY; CARTER BURDEN GALLERY, THE WHITNEY MUSEUM of AMERICAN ART and, most recently, at LICHTUNDFIRE.



Mixed Media Painter Kellie Day will display her bold, vibrant collage and acrylic paintings at La Cocina de Luz. Exploring the process of intuitive painting with design, Kellie layers spray paint, stencils, Japanese papers and acrylic paint in a raw, expressive process. Her works include a four foot red zebra, drizzling butterflies, in-your-face tulips, blue-faced fish, and more. Kellie is a Creativity Mentor, and a licensed painter and has created work for The North Face, Trader Joe’s, Alpinist Magazine and more.



Lustre Gallery will be showcasing the new work of Hunting Studio Glassworks for October Art Walk.  This collection is the collaboration of father and son as they paint with molten glass.  With a combination of detailed millefiori “drawings” and transparent and opalescent glass, these vessels ultimately play with natural light to bring forth their intention.  The Colorfield Vessels refer to the intense colors and patterns which are “drawn” onto the glass surface at temperatures exceeding 1,600 degrees.  The forms are simple and elegant so that they do not detract from the complexities of the surface decoration.  



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.



This month, Picaya features local wood worker, David Rec. David came to Telluride in 1982 to ski the season and never left. In 2004 he started his journey into the world of woodturning. Self taught, his work has been described as innovative and fresh. 





Slate Gray Gallery will be featuring Paul Russell of Aspekt Designs, a Telluride local specializing in cable art. Paul incorporates his diversity and love for professional skiing with his craftsmanship, using recycled ski cable to accentuate his contemporary furniture designs. 



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 of Fine Art features “Generation Wealth”, Lauren Greenfield Photography in conjunction with Original Thinkers Festival. Greenfield’s 25 years of documentary photography have captured fame, materialism, lavish lifestyles and over the top obsessions that has now culminated in a cautionary tale presented in her new film, exhibition and book “Generation Wealth”. Greenfield is widely recognized for her photographs “Fast Forward” documenting the elite teens of the 90’s in LA as well as her film “The Queen of Versailles”. Her highly anticipated film will premiere during Original Thinkers Festival. Meet the artist during Artwalk as well as on Saturday from 12-1.


Telluride music co

When we approached Richard Hoover and his team at Santa Cruz Guitar Co. about stocking their line, we wanted to design unique, custom guitars based on our own precise specifications. At the same time, we wanted guitars that captured the essence of Telluride—one of a kind guitars that are as impressive and as inspiring as the 14,000-ft peaks that overlook our shop. Each of our custom Santa Cruz guitars is built exactly how we want it to be, and each is expressive, responsive, emotive, and ready to push your music where it wants to go. Nevertheless, the most distinctive detail on each of these stunning instruments is the "Town of Telluride" scrimshaw heel cap—a subtle reminder of a town that inspires so much music in so many ways.



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 original oil paintings by Jim Wodark, winner of the 7th Annual Plein Air Salon Grand Prize Award.  Jim’s winning painting was on the cover of the Summer 2018 Plein Air Magazine.