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Telluride Arts: Telluride First Thursday Art Walk

Telluride Arts Presents:
Telluride Art Walk
Thursday, January 2, 5-8pm


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

The First Thursday Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Seventeen 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 below)

Ah Haa School

Arroyo Gallery

AZADI Fine Rugs

Baked in Telluride

Black Bear Trading Company


Elinoff Gallery

Gallery 81435

Gold Mountain Gallery

Kamruz Gallery

Lustre Gallery


Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

Stronghouse Gallery

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

The Steaming Bean

Wizard Emporium



Exhibit Information:


Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 South Townsend Avenue


The Daniel Tucker Gallery features photographer and filmmaker Ben Knight and abstract painter Brucie Holler. The East Room Gallery showcases paintings and mixed media from children who are attending the after school class, Art of the Seven Summits, ages 7-12.




220 East Colorado Avenue


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

The gallery specializes in southwest contemporary realism, in painting, photography, and mixed media on the walls as well as bronze, steel, and clay sculpture.  Arroyo hosts monthly show openings and receptions, and the gallery is open late at night year 'round for guests to enjoy both the art, and also over 100 fine wines by the glass and small plate appetizers and desserts.  



AZADI Fine Rugs

217 West Colorado Avenue


AZADI Fine Rugs unveils the Bedouin Collection. The desert woman is not a frail creature; she is the romance and reality of desert living and the diversity of these pieces reflect that quality. Exclusive to AZADI, this collection captures the essence of the Bedouin spirit. Woven from natural fibers they work with the surrounding environment and are in essence a green product. In addition to use as a rug, they can also be used as wall hangings as well as a stunning throw to enhance your bed or other furniture. Wine and other refreshments will be served.



Baked in Telluride

127 South Fir Street


Twelve Telluride high school art students exhibit a stunning representation of their outstanding art department. You'll be impressed with their creativity and artistic skills.  Opening night we will offer free refreshments and a discounted dinner special for all. Bring the family to enjoy the art and the party!!



Black Bear Trading Company

218 West Colorado Avenue


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




226 West Colorado Avenue


Featuring KIR Jewelry


Kir is owned and operated by an all woman team. Design, development, quality control, stone sourcing and raw material planning is overseen by the Kir executive office in Boulder, Colorado. Quality specifications are determined by Kir for each prototype to ensure the final product is of the highest quality and the company prides itself on unsurpassed customer service.



Elinoff Gallery

204 West Colorado Avenue


Elinoff Gallery  is having a trunk show of ice diamond jewelry from Hong Kong designer, Sunita Makhija and her "Platinum Heart" collection.

Elinoff is the only store in the Americas to carry Sunita's work which is sold exclusively throughout Asia.  Featuring diamond cut platinum jewelry with large slices of colored diamonds, designed and set in exquisite settings such as the butterfly earrings where half of a stylized butterfly in pure diamond slices are in each ear for exquisite balance, color and scintillation.  Large, but affordable carat weight diamonds in sumptuous settings for a limited time.



Gallery 81435: Contemporary Telluride

230 South Fir Street


Guest curator Amy Boebel presents Dichotomy at Gallery 81435 in conjunction with Dualism, an exhibit at the Stronghouse Gallery. Featured artists Antonio Marra, Britt Markey, Henrik Haaland, and Meredith Nemirov are sure to fill the contemporary gallery the mystery and wonder.




Gold Mountain Gallery

135 West Colorado


Featured Artist: Adam Carlos


Gold Mountain Gallery is pleased to introduce Adam Carlos, who recently relocated to Telluride from Nashville. A second-generation artist, Adam specializes in highly detailed, exquisite graphite portraiture and landscape drawings. Because of Adam’s ability to capture the true personality of his subject, his portraits are cherished by a nationwide clientele. In addition to his custom portrait work, Adam is also known for his Hands of Music series of Bluegrass and Americana musicians.


Gold Mountain Gallery also features custom furniture, fine rugs, stunning local photographs, custom jewelry and interior design. 



Kamruz Gallery

333 West Colorado


Kamruz Gallery represents local artists and features photography by Mary Kamruz that captures the spirit of Telluride.



Lustre, an Artisan Gallery

171 South Pine Street


Lustre Gallery celebrates the first Art Walk of 2014 with Aaron Henry Designs. Always a staple at Lustre, new works include nature’s own designs crafted in solid gold with precious gems. A tradition of three generations of fine jewelry, golden aspen, oak leaves, pearl acorns and dragonflies create understated elegance for every woman.


New this week, Gurhan’s gold and silver collection has been expanded with delicate diamond chips and hammered gold and rubies of every shape and size. Also, not to miss, are Jodi Pinkert’s terracotta talisman sculptures in primitive design interpretations from around the world.



109 West Colorado Avenue


Menagerie... featuring artists Jennifer Bonaventura, Billy Fefer, Nathan Sanders, Ally Crilly, Mara Breedlove & an installation by Turner Kilgore & Meghann McCormick in the vault! 



Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue


Featured Artist: Don Sahli


Our featured plein air artist, Don Sahli, is in town for the gallery's artist-in-residence program. He will paint on the ski slopes and around town from Dec. 24th to Jan. 3rd. Sahli's use of color, light, and spontaneity reflects his training in the Russian School of Painting. Please join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres, and watch the artist paint.


The Steaming Bean

221 West Colorado Avenue


Featured Artist:  Jessica Swanson



Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir Street




Guest curator Amy Boebel brings Dualism to the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery. Doubling on the theme at Gallery 81435, Dualism both complements and contradicts.  Featured artists Adrienne Lent, Amy Levek, the Silk Dyers of Telluride, and Stephanie Morgan Rogers where hand-selected to transform the Stronghouse Gallery.



The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue


White Show & Local Jeweler Marki Knopp


 WHITE will feature artists of all different media working simply under the 'white' theme. Wine tasting by Wine Mine from 5:30-7:00.


Marki Knopp is a local bench jeweler who will be featured this art walk at Telluride Gallery.  Knopp specializes in pre-sixth century techniques of goldsmithing. She uses ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Etruscan methods. All of her work is made using pure 24k gold with is hand alloyed resulting in a brilliant yellow 22k gold. Every stone and piece of jewelry is one of a kind. Knopp will have a special presentation showing her tools and materials that she uses to produce her hand fabricated collection, which will be on display. 



Wizard Emporium

126 East Colorado Avenue


Featured Artist: Ally Crilly


In her work, Ally explores the beauty and emotion of elephants. The elephants are fascinating. Fierce, beautiful, brave, sorrowful, injured, angry, grounded, wise, complicated, they are a never-ending source of inspiration and connection.  Ally Crilly lives and works in Telluride, Colorado. She grew up back East in New York.