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

Trombone Shorty, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, Colorado

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue live in concert

27th Dec 2014
On Saturday, December 27, we will host one of the hottest bands to play at this year's 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as part of the annual Holiday Concert Series.
Seryn, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, Colorado

Seryn live in concert

28th Dec 2014
Texas alt-rock bluegrass band Seryn returns to Telluride with a seated show at the historic Sheridan Opera House.
Shawn Colvin, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, Colorado

An evening with Shawn Colvin

29th Dec 2014
Grammy award winning singer songwriter Shawn Colvin plays the historic Sheridan Opera House as part of the 2014 Holiday Concert Series.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

30th Dec 2014
Mountain Village
“For more than two decades, their ability to be funky - to play complex syncopated rhythms with a carefree flair that automatically makes listeners want to get up and dance – has never
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