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. MARCh 2019


Ah Haa School for the arts

Ah Haa School’s Youth Art Awards honor regional middle and high school students for their creativity and interest in the arts. Students in grades 7-12 who have a sincere interest in visual arts and attends public school, private school, or are home-schooled in Telluride, Rico, Norwood, Nucla, Naturita, Paradox Valley, Ridgway, or Ouray will be represented in this year's Youth Art Awards. The exhibition will be on display March 7-11, 2019 in the Daniel Tucker Gallery. The opening reception will take place during Art Walk on Thursday, March 7 from 5-7 PM. Cash prizes will be awarded.


Baked in telluride 

This March, Baked in Telluride features the latest of eight local artists’ spectacular silk batiks from Kathy Green;s Ah Haa studio class. Their colorful designs reflect this year’s theme of Water, Flowers, and Landscapes. Join Baked In Telluride in celebrating these local artists’ creative experience and outstanding artwork!


Christie’s Real estate

Christie’s Real Estate will be joining Art Walk for the first time this March! Located towards the West end of Main Street, they will be featuring the works of visiting artist, Ron Scharfe.

Ron Scharfe’s abstract modern art paintings are the result of color and form interacting, and the beauty and movement emerging from their interplay. Scharfe is inspired by exploration. “When you explore, the unexpected happens: color upon color; form upon form…movement creating shapes, which are suddenly rearranged into some other order. Mimicking impermanence, revealing and yet disguising what lies beneath.” Ron Scharfe began painting in his 20s. He holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Chicago Art Institute, has an associate degree in Interior Design, and has trained in color/design with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Insititute and director of the Eiseman Color Institute. His background in modern art and his years of work as a design professional have given him a unique aesthetic sensibility that he is driven to express in his fine artworks.


crossbow leather

For March Art Walk, Crossbow Leather is featuring local leather enthusiast Suzi Meyers. Suzi makes one-of-kind custom hats fit for a ski town lifestyle. Her hat hobby started when she had to come up with a homemade white elephant gift. When her friends could not get enough of her creation, she decided to continue making these awesome ski hats. Suzi uses repurposed hats from around the Colorado area, as well as scrap leather to create unique leather patches with fun ski town designs and sayings. Come check out these killer custom hats at the shop Thursday, March 7 from 5-8 PM!


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

Gallery 81435 in Telluride, Colorado presents Home Fire, an exhibit by Emily Palmquist during the month of March 2019. Home Fire was composed alongside a series of moves that set Emily Palmquist voyaging from west to east and west again. This fluttering about left Palmquist and her work double-taking for a sense of place and connection. The results invite viewers to step into a narrative of mixed origins where the familiar comingles with the projected, the past, the day-dreamed, and other deviating realms.



Kamruz Gallery presents photography by local photographer Mary Kenez.



Thomas Zachary Bloomberg is an American artist raised in Boulder, Colorado. He recently graduated in the Spring of 2018 from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art and a History Minor. His work as an artist ranges from painting, traditional illustration, mixed media work, and cartooning. Within these disciplines, a pattern emerges that acknowledges the relationship between mayhem and order, and how the two interact with one another on a fundamental level. This exploration requires multiple approaches towards ideas, ranging from experimental to action-based processes of creation. Due to this, a wide range of results emerges in the artist’s body of work, exemplifying a diverse background in the visual arts.



Lustre Gallery will present a special gem collection of Omi Privé jewels in anticipation of a full trunk show March 13 – 15. A celebration of nature and passion for the craft is evident in every piece of jewelry from Omi Privé. Proudly handcrafted in the United States, each Omi Privé creation is inspired by the gemstone’s natural beauty and color. Award-winning design combined with skilled craftsmanship, captures the essence of each gemstone. It is this love for nature, appreciation for rarity, and unyielding passion for quality and design that inspires Omi Privé to create not just jewelry, but wearable art.



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 breadth 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 new 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 from 5-8 PM for the March 7 Art Walk to celebrate the natural grandeur of our mountainous terrain, and the creative vision and ingenuity of the people who make it their home.



For the month of March, Nectar Arts will be featuring paintings by Ally Crilly.

A note from the artist:

“Painting is how I can best tell the truth. It is a messy unpredictable process for me. Colors also make me happy and I just LOVE fresh flowers in a room. They just make me feel hopeful and alive. I especially love to see them this time of year as the winter settles into my bones, they bring memories and anticipation of Spring and Summer and new beginnings. I study and practice yoga. Painting is a spiritual practice as well. Showing up to the canvas is the most important part. I try to show up with a beginner mind and see what will happen. I live and work in Ridgway, Colorado. I grew up back East in New York. I love art, mountains, my family, yoga, and figuring out how to be a human being. I work as an artist, yoga teacher, and free-lance graphic designer.”



For the month of March, 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 Gallery will be featuring two artists tantamount to the beginning of the gallery, Katherine Lott and Deborah Harrington, for March Art Walk in an exhibition entitled Dwellings and Inhabitants. Both hailing from Hill Country Texas, where Slate Gray was first established, Harrington and Lott blend western subject matter with contemporary techniques, coupling tradition with exquisite impressionism. 



“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



In her exhibit, Chromatic Concepts, 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. The alcohol inks provide vibrant, colorful effects. It offers little control, while the harmony in color combinations deliver some sense of order through fluid movement and a visual experience to engage the viewers. Padilla is able to manipulate the medium by utilizing various techniques and tools that create colorful, contemporary elements and textures. They stand alone or can come together in modern collage-based composition to form a cohesive piece. The show runs through March 2019 at Telluride Arts HQ Gallery, located at 135 W Pacific in Telluride, Colorado. Open daily from 12-6 pm or by appointment.



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. 




Artists have always gravitated to beautiful areas to create. Western Colorado, being one of the most beautiful places on earth, has a large concentration of internationally renowned resident painters and photographers. 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.