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.  

Look for the flags!

Current Show Descriptions. APRIL 2019


Baked in telluride 

Baked in Telluride features photographer, Jeff Channel. Large, spectacular photographs showcase our surrounding San Juan Mountain tops. Jeff hiked to the top with camera in hand, and now shares those spectacular views. Stop by for coffee and take a look.


Christie’s Real estate

Christie’s International Real Estate will have their doors open for the second time this Thursday! Make sure to stop in on your way West at 232 W Colorado Ave.


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 Pop art period of the 50’s and 60's. They also have lithographs, drawings, and etchings.


Gallery 81435

Artwork displayed at Gallery 81435 is the culminating final exhibition for the four Telluride Mountain School seniors in the IB (International Baccalaureate) Visual Arts Program locally taught by Daniel Kanow. After two years of hard work in and out of the classroom, research and design, these emerging artists have demonstrated highly developed technical skills combined with a dedication and focus to their creative journey. Lydia Hagan is displaying a series of portraiture in watercolor, oils, and acrylics in connection to a clay hand built sculpture and mixed media painting. Alex Whetsell is showing a series jewelry, demonstrating his skill set in designing, modeling, and casting of chains, rings, and pendants. Sofia Phelps is exhibiting figurative drawings and paintings of her invented ‘Creepers’ with a focus on shock and awe to the audience. Lastly, Will Roberts is showing a combination of wheel thrown and hand built pottery with abstracted figurative paintings. In the Fall, Hagan will be attending CU Boulder, Whetsell will be attending the University of Wyoming, Phelps will be attending the Art Institute of Chicago and Roberts will be attending Colorado College.



Kamruz Gallery presents photography by local photographer Mary Kenez.



Matt Kroll will be displaying a collection of black and white images from the outdoors. Included in the show will be images from the Telluride area and the coastline of California. The collection takes on a mystic feeling and will make you appreciate the days when the weather is not perfect. 



Lustre Gallery will celebrate the glasswork of David Patchen for the last Art Walk of the season. Lustre recently added several new pieces to their collection including Bloom. According to David, “Bloom are organic forms that reveal something unexpected and precious that reward close inquiry. Bloom are natural but non-representational and intentionally somewhat curious and hard to place”. David Patchen is an American glass artist and designer based in San Francisco, who uses the techniques of cane and murine in an American style and his work is known for its combination of complexity and scale in densely patterned glass. David’s work is placed in many private and public collections internationally, featured in many publications and has won awards in juried shows such as SOFA, Chicago, ART Shanghai and ART Palm Beach.



Traditional western landscapes are an unsurprising sight on the walls of homes and businesses in mountain towns like Telluride. But in a departure from the staple works of realism we’ve grown to expect, the Colorado based artists featured in MiXX’s newest show explore new interpretations of the classic mountainscape through unconventional media, technique, and abstraction. These fresh takes on the mountain landscape not only bring a visual breath of fresh air to the genre, but capture nuanced and emotionally rich perspectives on our human experiences of these impressive landforms. The featured artists ask you to consider not just the impressive visage of our towering mountain ranges, but how those natural forms affect us mentally and spiritually.

MiXX’s show, Stratification: Interpretations of Contemporary Mountainscapes features four different artists working in a variety of media, each using a unique visual language to contemplate the grandeur of the scenery that inspires them. One of MiXX’s newest represented artists, Sarah Winkler, will be showing her large-scale acrylic landscapes, the layers of which mimic patterns of geological erosion. With crushed minerals incorporated directly into the paint, her work is grounded materially in her subject matter itself. MiXX will also be featuring new paintings from local favorite, Meredith Nemirov, showcasing her signature mix of watercolor, gouache, and ink. Another beloved local artist, Molly Perrault, will be exhibiting her mesmerizing magazine collages of our stunning western landscapes. Finally, MiXX will be showcasing Telluride-based ceramic artist Rebecca Messier’s evocative wall installations. Join MiXX in admiring the natural grandeur of our mountainous terrain, and the creative vision and ingenuity of the people who make it their home.

To celebrate the close of an amazing winter, MiXX will also be offering 25% off of all jewelry and home goods through the end of the season.

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For the final Art Walk of the season, art walkers who have not yet had the opportunity  to see Nectar Arts‘ Spring show, Flowers, will have a chance to meet the artist Ally Crilly. Nectar Arts will also be doing a final showcase of their winter artists: Michelle Montague, Luciblue Jewelry, Sue Hill Designs, and No Mind Malas.



Picaya will be featuring jewelry by Sue Hill. Sue has called Telluride home for 30 years, and has been crafting jewelry since her teenage years. She was represented by the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art for 25 years and has sold her work at the Telluride Farmers Market for the last 11 years.

Sue finds her inspiration in nature as well as the materials and stones she uses. Her materials range from found objects/rocks to antlers and cut stones.

She is a metalsmith. She enjoys beading. She loves creating with her hands and working with a tapestry of colors, shapes and energies of natural objects. She likes to make representations of her surroundings and often use mountain motifs. 



Slate Gray presents Homegrown, a group show featuring 10 local fine artists in mediums ranging from encaustic to clay painting to landscape photography. Artists include: Amy Schilling, Andrew Brown, Beatrice Villiger, Brittany Miller, Eunika Rogers, Jonas Fahnestock, Julie McNair, Kathryn Tatum, Paul Russell, and Ryan Bonneau. 



“Never did I guess that when I began to travel the world to ride horses in different countries and cultures would my passion for the horse bring me success in the studio. What amazes me most about the partnership with a horse is that they allow us on their backs, but that is exactly what creates the tension in my paintings; the partnership between equine and human.  The images are larger than life yet intimate, and hopefully capture the beauty and power and grace of the horse, yet the horses are bitted and bound with reins.  The human factor is always present, but never within the frame except perhaps a suggestion, like a caressing hand... It is the special agreement and the spirit of both which make the paintings shine with light and life.” – Nancy B. Frank, Featured Artist



The Telluride Arts HQ Gallery will be displaying The Rainbow Show, featuring photography representing the full spectrum of colors found in the Telluride region submitted by Telluride locals. Submissions opened in Summer 2018 and closed March 2019. Entrants were asked to submit 5-6 photos, each focused on a different color with subjects of their choosing. In addition to the photographs, artwork by Megan Padilla will continue to be on display until Mountainfilm. Megan Padilla explores and studies the perception, depth, and stunning gradients of color through the nature of alcohol inks, creating original abstract pieces that are both dramatic in composition and color.



Color, Shape & Texture:

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present an eclectic exhibition of 9 artists working in lively colors, bold textures and unique shapes featuring work by Charles Arnoldi, Daniel Mendel-Black, Edith Baumann, Christian Burchard, James Hayward, Kristin Beinner James, Michael Reafsnyder, Scot Heywood, and Tony Berlant. . 



The Turquoise Door Gallery will be featuring new works by Colorado native, Ralph Oberg. Come in and enjoy the works of some of Western Colorado's most famous artists at The Turquoise Door Gallery, 226 W Colorado Avenue, right across from the New Sheridan Hotel.



Telluride Arts’ Voodoo Studios will be open for Art Walk on March 7 from 5-8 PM. See what same of our local artists are working on - including Brooke Einbender, Carol Ebeling and more


Wilkinson public library

The Wilkinson Public Library will have their doors open for Art Walk this Thursday, March 7. Local photographer, Carl Marcus is featured in the Children’s Section.