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

Pretty Faces Ski Movie

29th Nov 2014
Pretty Faces Saturday, November 29th - Sheridan Opera House Showings: 5:30pm & 8:00pm Tickets: $10 for Students, $15 for Adults Gear giveaways from: Zeal Optics, Jagged Edge, Tubbs, Osprey Pa

Holiday Prelude 2014

03rd Dec 2014 - 14th Dec 2014
Get into the holiday spirit in Telluride during the Holiday Prelude.

Cellscape Exhibition

03rd Dec 2014 - 05th Dec 2014
Welcome to the 2014 Cellscape Photo Contest and Exhibit. A landscape photo made with a cell/smart phone is a cellscape. The modern hike inspires media activity.
Noel Night at TREC

Telluride Distilling Co. Tasting at TREC

03rd Dec 2014
Stop by Telluride Real Estate Corp.'s office to celebrate Noel Night! Telluride Distilling Co. will be in-house for tastings.
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