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Telluride Arts Presents: 
Telluride Art Walk 
Thursday, October 3, 5-8pm


Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on Thursday, October 3rd to hear interviews with the artists.

Contact: Kate Jones or Britt Markey  970-728-3930

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The Telluride Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Fifteen venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists.  A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days.  Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street.

Featured Art Walk Venues: (more info about current exhibits below)

Baked in Telluride

Black Bear Trading Company

Daniel Tucker and East Gallery at the Ah Haa School

Elinoff Gallery

Gallery 81435

Gold Mountain Gallery

Golderezz Gallery

Headwater Contemporary at Arroyo

Judy Haas

Kamruz Gallery

Lustre Gallery

Oh Be Joyful Gallery

Stronghouse Gallery

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

Telluride Historical Museum

The Steaming Bean

Wilkinson Public Library


Current Exhibit Information:


Ah Haa School for the Arts (Stone building)

117 North Willow Street

Founded in 1993 by Tini Miura, Einen Miura and Daniel Tucker, the American Academy of Bookbinding is an internationally known degree-oriented bookbinding and book conservation school that offers book enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to initiate and improve their skills in a generous and supportive learning environment. The Academy conducts intensive courses in the fine art of leather binding, conservation and related subjects and is unique in the United States in its ability to offer a comprehensive diploma granting program taught by some of the most experienced and highly regarded book artists and conservators in the world. 

Don Glaister, director of Fine Binding, is currently teaching a Decorative Techniques Class.  The students are learning various design techniques for books on plaquettes including onlays, inlays, tooling, and alternative techniques such as sanding and manipulating leather.  Stop by and see what the students are working on this week.


Black Bear Trading Company

218 West Colorado

Robert J Franzese

Black Bear Trading Company featuring new black and white photographs by master photographer Robert J Franzese.


Headwater Contemporary at Arroyo

220 East Colorado Avenue

Fine art gallery and wine bar, featuring renowned artists from Colorado and the four corners region, and around the country.   


Elinoff Gallery

204 West Colorado Avenue

Wayne McKenzie

 McKenzie's  painting, “Celebration of Summer" was awarded 2nd Place at this years Los Gatos Plein Air Festival in June. The Los Gatos Plein air is one of the premier events on the plein air art calendar.  Now back in Telluride, McKenzie is not only one of Telluride's local plein air artists, he is also one of the top ski instructors at the Telluride Ski area. Elinoff welcomes everyone to stop by and see McKenzie’s latest works including his award winning paintings and iconic images of Telluride.



Telluride Arts’ Gallery 81435: Contemporary Telluride

230 South Fir Street 

Buff Hooper: Duff Redux

Buff Hopper presents the stage sets he couldn't paint over. Duff Redux is a retrospective of set designs from 2003-present. A majority of the time, Buff’s sets are re-painted and recycled throughout the years, but the works shown at Gallery 81435 this month are the special few that he just couldn’t bare to paint over. The show will be a wild ride through the past productions put on here in Telluride from the past 10 years by various theater groups.



Golderrez Gallery

224 East Colorado 

Golderrez Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery specializes in contemporary art in all media, with a special

emphasis on contemporary master giclees and originals.  The gallery represents  a diverse stable of artists, including the modern figurative expressionist Todd White, the widely lauded contemporary sculptor M.L. Snowdon and the whimsical American icon Dr. Suess.


Gold Mountain Gallery

135 West Colorado 

Custom furniture, fine rugs, stunning local photographs, custom jewelry and interior design.


Judy Haas Studio

226 South Pine Street 

The Judy Haas Studio features the mixed media work of the artist in her studio.


Kamruz Gallery

333 West Colorado 

Kamruz Gallery represents local artists, featuring photography by Mary Kamruz and landscape paintings by David Brankley that capture the spirit of Telluride.


Lustre, an Artisan Gallery

171 South Pine Street 

Lustre Gallery will host a special collection of jewelry from Colorado artist Todd Reed for Art Walk and through the weekend.  Todd’s jewelry emanates authenticity and passion for beauty.  He has redefined the use of diamonds in contemporary jewelry to celebrate the perfect geometry of uncut stones.  The resulting collection is a celebration of the diversity and range of colors and shapes found in natural diamonds. 




109 West Colorado Avenue

 "Passages"  Painting  &  mixed  media   exhibit   by  Melanie  Kirkpatrick

Melanie’s work is infused with layers of texture, pattern, transparency and form. Her preferred medium is acrylic, mixed media and recycled products.  Art is her passion and her approach is youthful, celebratory, disciplined but open to all possibilities. 

Melanie has a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Regardless of the medium or subject matter, Melanie’s work is a lofty window into her expressive soul. One glance reveals her innermost inspirations in life: color, symmetry, nature and the infinite power of existence.



Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue

Stacey Peterson 

Featured this month, several new paintings by landscape painter Stacey Peterson.  A remarkable early career painter based in Evergreen, CO, Stacey is a Colorado native and her love for the outdoors inspires her work.   Her elegantly composed, soft edged paintings have won the artist several awards and are enjoyed by many!  Join Oh-Be-Joyful for wine and hors d'oeuvres.



The Steaming Bean

221 West Colorado Avenue

Joanna Spindler: No Man is an Island

Take in cartographic imagery, contribute some mapmaking of your own, and muse a bit on the ever-calling elsewhere. Make sure to re-visit the Steaming Bean for a post-Art Walk, Art Party with Joanna Spindler and some hands on drawing.


Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir Street

Meredith  Nemirov : Twelve Views of Lone Cone

Twelve Views of Lone Cone is a show of the twelve woodblock prints Meredith made during and after she studied with Tom Killion at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO.

Meredith’s new series of prints were made on a press or done by hand with a barren using the Japanese method. These prints explore the method of carving the woodblock and Meredith’s inspiration of the 36 Views of Mt. Fuji by Hokusai. Hokusai was the original reason Meredith pursued this new way of working, made possible by a Small Grant award from Telluride Arts, which allowed Meredith to take the class.


The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue

Featuring work by Bruce Gomez. The artist will give a pastel demonstration at 6PM. Also featuring abstract mixed media paintings by Krista Harris and figurative oil paintings by Malcolm Liepke. Wine tasting compliments of The Wine Mine, 5:30 – 7.  


The Wilkinson Public Library

100 West Pacific Avenue

New works by Kellie Day and Alicia Nogueira

Telluride Arts and the Wilkinson Public Library collaborate to showcase regional artists work on the walls of the library.  There are five main exhibit spaces in the library that host revolving exhibits that change monthly. Exhibits can be found in the following spaces this month: 1.) Geoffrey Alexander photographs above the music area behind the desk on the main floor, 2.) Youth Art Projects in the youth room, 3.) Kellie Day, Paintings in the stairwell, 4.) Alicia Nogueira mixed media works on the exterior walls surrounding the stacks on the second floor and in the Palmyra Room. 




Britt Markey, Programs Director

Telluride Arts