Arts & Culture

Telluride isn't just about skiing. It's just one of many wonderful offerings. You won't be disappointed with alpine adventures, but scratch the surface a little deeper, and you'll find much more. For the second time in two years, Telluride has been recognized by the state of Colorado for its commitment to the arts, sharing the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award with the town of Creede in 2010 and most recently by the Colorado Creative Industries as a "Colorado Creative District."

Telluride's robust cultural life is as much a surprise to the uninitiated as the double rainbows that make rogue appearances at end of the valley during the summer. Insiders, however, know that the art scene is vibrant  and sets this region apart from almost every other ski resort in the country.


Looking to express your creative side during your visit? Telluride has a variety of art class opportunities available year-round from painting, photography, sculpture and pottery to theatre, music, bookbinding and more! The Ah Haa School for the Arts offers robust seasonal programing that includes classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding. Additionally, Telluride Theatre offers a variety of acting classes. For more information about the arts community in Telluride visit the Telluride Arts website. 



Upcoming Arts Events

Youth Art Camps

21st Jul 2014 - 25th Jul 2014
YOUTH ART CAMPS for ages 4 and up. View full schedule here:

Telluride Playwrights Festival

21st Jul 2014 - 27th Jul 2014
A laboratory for playwrights, actors, and directors where, for one week, dynamic, meaningful work is nurtured and refined.

Chef Bud's Summer Table

21st Jul 2014
Mountain Village
Monday, July 21 | 6-9pm | $90 tuition + $45 ingredients Making food taste great is simple when you’re working with fresh, local ingredients.

Beginning Pastel Painting with Sheri Worth

22nd Jul 2014 - 24th Jul 2014
Tuesday-Thursday, July 22-24 | 9:30am-12:30pm | $150 tuition + $65 materials (Students must purchase materials separately, see Materials List.) In this workshop, we will explore both the techn
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An Artful Good Time in Telluride

  The creative energy and artistic spirit of Telluride will be on full display this weekend during  the always entertaining Ah Haa Art Auction and Art + Architecture Weekend The weekend kicks off on Friday night with an old-school, Hollywood glam party for the 22nd Ann … Keep Reading »

3rd Annual Telluride Ride Fest!

The Ride, Telluride’s newest Rock and Roll Festival, kicks off tonight at the Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village! … Keep Reading »