Telluride Arts District

The Telluride Arts District is both a geographic area established by Telluride Arts and formalized by a resolution of the Town of Telluride in January 2012. The District became one of the first "Certified Creative Districts" in the State of Colorado and continues to be an exemplary model. Telluride Arts, a not for profit 501(c) 3 established in 1971 and incorporated in 1974,  is the driving force behind the Arts District . Using the Telluride Cultural Master Plan as a guide, we implement strategies to advance the breadth and depth of local artists and activities; amplifying their collective impact, and strengthening the arts sector. T

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Ah Haa School for the Arts

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is a community center of learning and culture that offers a wide variety of programs and seeks to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity. Their home is a turn-of-the-century train depot, a beautiful building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in scenic Telluride, Colorado.

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The Telluride American Songbook Festival believes the Telluride community is enhanced through music and they exist to enrich the lives of their neighbors and friends. 

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Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events

The mission of the Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events (CCAASE) is to develop, maintain, and encourage an environment conducive to Arts and Special Events Organizations - non-profit arts organizations and special events, and  Community Support Organizations - non-profit community programs for citizen welfare and education.

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Deep Creek Experimental

The Deep Creek Mine is a non-profit industrial & performance art space located near Telluride, CO in the heart of the majestic San Juan Mountains.

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Since 1975, KOTO has provided the Telluride region with high-quality, commercial-free, non-underwritten community radio. Listener-supported KOTO’s radio mission is to entertain, educate, and inform while reflecting the needs, desires, and diversity of the community.

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Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival

Many Hand's brings together fiber artists of all ages to display, share, educate and learn about the diverse creative aspects of every fiber arts discipline, be it knitting, quilting, textiles, weaving, needlepoint, embroidery, felting, crochet, and the list goes on as far as the artist’s imagination!

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Mountainfilm festival occupies dozens of venues in Telluride and Mountain Village and fills the two towns with inspiring thinkers and doers. In addition to showcasing leading independent films and filmmakers, the festival now includes symposia and panels, gallery exhibits of art and photography, book-signings, breakfast talks, student programs, music and street parties. The essential combination that first set the festival apart, though—friends, adventure, passion and powerful ideas—remains firmly intact.

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Palm Arts

The Michael D. Palm Theatre was built through a public-private partnership between the Telluride R-1 School District and the Telluride community to serve as the school’s auditorium and performance space and the Telluride community’s premiere performing arts venue. The Palm Theatre is a state of the art, 30,000 square foot performing arts facility and a venue for the Telluride Film Festival, Mountain Film, Telluride Jazz Celebration, Telluride Chamber Music Festival, as well as numerous other community events and performances including dance, theatre, and music.

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Planet Bluegrass

Presenting the world's finest acoustic musicians in breathtaking Colorado settings, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, RockyGrass, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and the Wildflower Concert Series.

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SBG Productions

In 1994, SBG Productions created the Telluride Brewer’s Festival, held in Telluride, Colorado. In 1997, the festival name was changed to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival after adding live music to the event. Over the past 19 years, the festival has grown from a one-day, three-hour beer festival hosting 1,000 people to a sold-out three-day music festival hosting 75,000 people. The success of their destination music festival is due in large part to its reputation as a well-run event that consistently offers a line-up of artists with mass appeal. And, of course, the location – the festival is held in Telluride Town Park, one of the most spectacular outdoor venues in the country.

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Sheridan Arts Foundation

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the town of Telluride producing an array of arts and entertainment events to Telluride each year and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through the SAF Young People's Theater program and Wild West Fest. 

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SPARKy Productions

SPARKy Productions produces high quality theatre, film and music events for the town of Telluride.  SPARKy fuels the imagination and SPARKS curiosity.

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Talking Gourds is a poetry project of the Telluride Institute that sponsors three programs:  the monthly Poetry Club on First Tuesdays at Arroyo, the Talking Gourds segment of the Telluride Literary Arts Festival,  and the annual Mark Fischer Poetry Prize.

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Telluride Academy

Located in the San Juan wilderness, Telluride Academy, a non-profit organization, provides children and teens with enriching, experiential programs that span the globe. They help to form a reliable inner compass within each student that guides compassion and creative learning, responsible choices and environmental stewardship.

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Telluride AIDS Benefit

The Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission and vision is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening global and local awareness, as well as generating financial support for educational programs and client care, particularly in Western Colorado.

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Telluride Chamber Music

The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973.  Their mission is to promote Chamber Music to a broad spectrum audience and to create the means with which the musical directors of this organization may provide musical experiences of quality, intimacy, and interaction within the community.

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Telluride Choral Society

The Telluride Choral Society was founded in 1995, as a way for community members to share in the joy of singing. 

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Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride Film Festival is not just a picture show. It is Tributes to luminaries who've propelled the medium forward; it is candid discussions with a film’s creator or the historian who champions it; it is discovering that the person in line behind you made the film you just enjoyed; it is engaging in lively debate with every manner of film lover in the summer sun of a Colorado afternoon, always minutes away from a new exhibition. 

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Telluride Fire Festival

The Telluride Fire Festival is centered around a public and interactive experience of fire artistry in Telluride, Colorado that with spontaneous fire performances and many forms of fire art; Art cars, fire dancers, and fire-emitting sculptures. Additional evening ticketed musical entertainment is presented at a variety of venues.

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Telluride Historical Museum

The mission of the Telluride Historical Museum is to preserve the rich, colorful and diverse history of the region and to bring history to life through exhibits, programs and education. Built in 1896 as Hall’s Hospital, 201 West Gregory Avenue served as Telluride’s hospital until 1964 when, due to a diminishing population, the hospital was closed.  In 1966 the hospital re-opened as the Telluride Historical Museum.

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Telluride Institute

The Telluride Institute is an innovative non-profit organization that fosters the transition to a sustainable world. They work with communities, businesses, and the public sector to create and advance real solutions that support the health of environments, cultures, and economies. They collaborate with leading artists, scientists, and educators to map a progressive future.

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Telluride Society for Jazz

The Telluride Jazz Festival is America’s destination Jazz Event. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of the annual event produced by Colorado non-profit organization the Telluride Society for Jazz. 

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Telluride Theatre

In November of 2011, the Telluride Repertory Theatre and SquidShow Theatre merged their unique theatre organizations to create a new entity: Telluride Theatre. The new organization is Telluride’s first and only year-round theatre company. The companies united with the idea of creating an innovative non-profit theatre model that will grow Telluride into a recognized regional destination for theatre within the state of Colorado.

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Telluride TV

Telluride TV is a locally grown, non-profit community access organization. The mission of Telluride TV is to capture the culture of the Telluride Region by capturing its vitality, connecting citizens to each other, and educating through multi-media platforms.

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Telluride Rock and Roll Academy

The Telluride Rock and Roll Academy was founded in 2003 in Telluride, Colorado. The idea was simple; to provide a space where kids could come to music on their own terms, play the music they loved with their friends, and have a creative, collaborative experience of which they were fully in charge.

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Telluride Wine Festival 

Since 1981, Telluride has had the privilege of hosting the prestigious Telluride Wine Festival. The festival is a beautiful gathering of the local culinary community, enthusiastic visitors, vintners, and chefs from around the world. Chefs and wineries join to create unique luncheons, elite dinners, wine tastings, cooking classes, and educational seminars for festival attendees.

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Wilkinson Public Library

The Wilkinson Public Library challenges, inspires, engages and transforms by fostering a culture that supports each individual’s aspirations, building common ground to unlock the potential of the community, and connecting people with the world of ideas. It’s also the place to see exhibits by local artists that change regularly.  You may have come to ski, but you’ll stay for the library.

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