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Telluride Arts: Telluride Special TUESDAY Holiday Art Walk

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Telluride Arts Presents:
Telluride Special TUESDAY Holiday Art Walk
Tuesday, July 2, 5-8pm


The Telluride Art Walk (TUESDAY in July) 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 below)

Ah Haa School

Arroyo Gallery

Baked in Telluride

Black Bear Trading Company

Elinoff Gallery

Gallery 81435

Gold Mountain Gallery

Golderezz Gallery

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


Special Addition for July: Plein Air Quick Draw & Sale at the Sheridan Opera House


Exhibit Information:


Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 South Townsend Avenue


To Hell U Ride Art Auction


The Ah Haa School for the Arts will be exhibiting the 21st Annual Ah Haa Art Auction To-Hell-U-Ride: The Wild Years for the month of July!  Preview the auction items and start the bidding.  Absentee bidding available.  Mark your calendar to attend the auction on July 19.




220 East Colorado Avenue


Summer Translated


The group exhibition of contemporary painters will include New York painters Leah Durner and Kim Uchiyama with works by NY and Telluride's Lisa Dawn Gold, as well as painter's David Rothermel and Suzanne Simminger.  The gallery features contemporary artists that contribute to the ongoing history of the contemporary dialogue.



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


Sleeping with Nature: Exhibit by Rodney Porsche & Stephanie Morgan Rogers


Sleeping with Nature is a romantic dream, draped in luxurious coverings, at home in the rustic landscape with all its flora and fauna.  The concept grew from a collaboration between artist Stephanie Morgan Rogers and Fine Woodworker Rodney Porsche who considered the question; what if what’s typically reserved for interiors was able to be at home outside? What followed was the design for a bed built to last the elements outdoors softened with painted textile, embellishments and design. It is a place to dream and be with nature.



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


Shades of Grey:  Horse series by Nicole Finger


The grey horse is the main subject which the artist considers in various different color palettes, and use of texture, layering and subtracting paint. Nicole was a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine's Artistic Excellence Awards and was featured in a recent article in "The Art of the Horse" in American Art Collector Magazine.



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


Jim Eppler


Wandering through Lustre Gallery brings you intimately close to the animals and birds that make their homes in the mountains.  Jim Eppler creates wildlife in limited edition bronzes and will join Lustre Gallery Tuesday to Thursday to showcase his newest offerings.  Jim Eppler is an artist in the truest sense - he takes the world around us and recreates it for our participation. He has been praised for his lifelike recreations and his gentle interpretations. It is Eppler's respect and appreciation for nature that allow his art to flow so freely.



109 West Colorado Avenue


Twilight Summer Installation


Summer-time, camp, fort-like installation featuring a pop-up tent twinkle lights, and other child-like nick-knacks found around town.  During the art walk the artist will sit inside the tent and read attendees tarot cards.  The idea is to provide attendees with an experience that emulates the twilight summer hours of their childhood.  


Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue


Bill Gallen Exhibit


Featured this month at Oh Be Joyful Gallery is artist Bill Gallen, a plein air painter from Santa Fe. He will be giving a painting demonstration in the gallery at 1pm before art walk, starting studio painting from a plein air study.  New works will be on display and the artist will be available to discuss his harmonious and beautiful landscape paintings. 


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


Agglomerate; Installation by Amy Jean Boebel


In “Agglomerate,” artist Amy Jean Boebel has shaped, crushed, draped and hung sheets of aluminum wire screen to resemble a cloud-like structure that transforms the Stronghouse Gallery into an ethereal environment of shadow and light.  The ceiling-suspended installation seems to float effortlessly above the white room and evokes a peaceful, almost meditative environment. 



The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue


Heinrich, McNair, Fuchs


June 30th Barbara Heinrich solo jewelry exhibition featuring new and classic designs by the New York goldsmith. July 2nd Julie McNair featuring 7 new ceramic characters by well -known Telluride local with a casual artist talk during art walk. July 7th Bernie Fuchs featuring sketches and drawings from the 60’s. Madmen martini party Sunday from 5:30-7:30pm. Pencil skirts and skinny ties recommended.


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 bove 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 5.) Joe Skalsky, Photographs in the Palmyra Room.




Kate Jones, Executive Director

Telluride Arts