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

Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride, A Benefit for the Telluride Historical Museum

22nd Aug 2014 - 23rd Aug 2014
Don’t miss the 11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride!
Leo Kottke in Telluride on August 22, 2014

Leo Kottke

22nd Aug 2014
Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style tat draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.
Iyengar, Yoga, Chair, Workshop, K-lea Gifford, beginner, intermediate, advanced

Iyengar Yoga Chair Workshop

23rd Aug 2014
Saturday, August 23rd 9am to Noon Explore the Yoga Chair in Standing & Seated Asanas Open to : All Levels (Including Beginners) 3pm to 6pm Explore the Yoga Chair in Backbends and Inversions Op

Beginning Welding with John Hubbard

23rd Aug 2014 - 24th Aug 2014
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 | 10am-4pm Learn the basic techniques of welding to create small-scale projects, functional or non-functional.
Venture Beyond





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Telluride Mushroom Festival: Celebrating all things Funghi

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