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Telluride Arts: Telluride Art Walk

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Telluride Arts Presents:
Telluride Art Walk
Thursday, August 1, 5-8pm


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

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

Please contact us if you would like images emailed to you. There is some great art to showcase!

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

300 South Townsend Avenue

Ah Haa Photography Prize: Telluride Portraits

Ah Haa Photography Prize: Telluride Portraits is a juried exhibition of 23 photographs in the Daniel Tucker Gallery. In the East Gallery:  Painting From Within, paintings by students of Robert Weatherford.


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

 Re-translate Group Exhibit

The exhibition features contemporary rising art stars: painter Melinda StickneyGibson; photographer Lee Friedman; print artist DJ Spooky – Paul Miller; painter Leah Durner; painter Kim Uchiyama; painter-sculptor Lisa Dawn Gold and glass  artist Liz Wolf.

Headwater offers access to leading creators in the international contemporary art world. True to form, these works are current, fresh, new and original.

Photographer Lee Friedman pays homage in his black and white photographs to Alfred Stieglitz while moving forward. Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Leah Durner, Kim Uchiyama and Lisa Dawn Gold remind us that painting is by no means dead but rather vibrantly alive and better than ever. The featured artists are astutely aware of their predecessors and what they need to do to move us forward well into the next century


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

Roundabout, an exhibit by Flair Robinson

This is the summer of the roundabout. Flair Robinson’s new works are a convergence of thoughts and visions related to the idea of “roundabout”. The roundabout represents transition, a merging of who Robinson is right now with where she wants to be down the road and also, how she would like to see the world as she travel through it. The solo show is also a merging of her work and mediums. Robinson combines her love of traditional mosaic with mixed media, including paper and canvas mosaics. 

The opening will hold many surprises and colorful experiences for all.


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 two trunk shows for Art Walk that will extend through the weekend, featuring art for home and self.  Representatives from the Barcelona jeweler Masriera will be on hand to present expanded collections of art nouveau and art deco jewelry.  They will also showcase a Victorian jewelry collection from San Francisco.  This wearable art for self is created with the original period dies, molds, tools and processes that continue to be used today.

Art for Home highlights the Rainforest Basket Collection Trunk Show.  Lustre is showcasing a wealth of baskets with botanical designs and Pre-Columbian cultural motifs.  Hand woven by the Wounaan Indians of the Darien Rain Forest in Central America, these exceptional and museum quality baskets sustain a high quality of life for the weavers, their families and communities.  All components of the baskets are sustainably harvested within the bounty of the rain forest. 



109 West Colorado Avenue

Body Image, Exhibit by Joslyn Doerge  

Drawing on her background as a trained scientific illustrator, Joslyn Doerge explores erotic attraction, conceptions of beauty and the physical body's fleshy meat, by literally pulling the the skin off her subjects and taking a peek at what lies underneath. But rather than falling into butcher house imagery, Doerge's subjects firmly stake claim to the bubblegum innocence of mid-century pin-up models.



Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue

Celebrate summer in the high mountains by enjoying new summer paintings by several talented plein air painters.  Representing established mid-career artists and younger promising artists alike, the paintings capture the beauty of Colorado and Telluride.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine.


The Steaming Bean

221 West Colorado Avenue

Monthly exhibits featuring emerging and established artists from the Telluride region and beyond. Live music, good food and drink.


Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir Street

West and Away, and exhibit by Zachary Sands

West and Away is centered around artist Zachary Sand’s experience of exploration and travel, of leaving for the unknown and establishing a life independent of what came before it. The show continues the artistic theme in Sand’s work of synthetic/natural materials and processes, and develops a theme of romanticism and sentiment.

Zachary Sands is an installation and visual artist based out of the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery.


The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy, a three-ring show of fanciful painting, sculpture and jewelry, features work by Dan Collins, Krista Harris, Toulouse-Lautrec, Kristin Lora, Thomas Ostenberg, Rob Schultheis, Maggie Taylor, and Robert Weatherford. Wine Tasting with The Wine Mine. Cupcakes and popcorn.



The Wilkinson Public Library

100 West Pacific Avenue

 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.) Lawrence Giles, Paintings in the stairwell, 4.) Molly Redecki, Photographs on the exterior walls surrounding the stacks on the second floor and in the Palmyra Room.



Thank you,


Britt Markey, Programs Director

Telluride Arts