Telluride Art Walk

Telluride Art Walk

The Art Walk takes place from 5PM-8PM on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May and November) and features 15 different venues showcasing new exhibitions and artists.

A free self guided Art Walk map is available at the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery on 283 South Fir or at other participating venues.

Several venues offer free hors d'oeuvre/beverages as an extra treat for visiting their gallery.  Experience Telluride's artsy culture and don't miss out on October's First Thursday Art Walk.   

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Daniel Tucker Gallery

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists: Best of 2014

This exhibition will feature work completed in 2014 (or early 2015) by regional artists located within 150 miles of Telluride in all media: painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printing, fiber, metals and other. Approximately 60 pieces have been selected by Camille Silverman, Executive Director of the The Art Center in Grand Junction.  Please come and vote for your favorite piece in the People's Choice Award up until 6:45pm. Juror Camille Silverman will be present to announce our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and People's Choice winner at 7pm.


East Gallery   

Steve Smolen |VIZARTZOO

Colored Pencil, Ink, Paint & Oil Pastel

Steve Smolen has worked as a Small Animal Veterinarian, practicing Emergency Medicine and Critical Care for people’s beloved pets for the past decade. In addition to caring for animals, Smolen has been making Art for his whole life, believing that art is a form of love that can be expressed by everyone. Combining the Art of Medicine and the Art of Life, Smolen resonates with color and symmetry, focusing on the sun to inspire these Mandala Mind Scapes.


Baked in Telluride

We are featuring three local artists from the Ah Haa program, Painting from Within, Janna Welborn, Ilene Kramer, and Amy Cannon. Guided by Robert Weatherford, these artists continue to develop their creative skills. Their richness of self-expression, color, and individual style is commendable.  Join us for coffee and cookies or have a discounted dinner on opening night.

B-I-T is proud to display local art for your dining pleasure. Get your just desserts. Ask for your 10% "artwalk" discount.



Black Bear Trading Company

Original works by Jim Wodark, Valerie Levy Franzense, Sonia Reid, and Robert J. Franzense.  

The Turquoise Door Gallery (adjacent to Black Bear Trading Co), showcasing contemporary western art and artists, is presenting ROCK ON for the March Art Walk.  This show will feature beautifully rendered river rocks and cairns in oil and foil by noted contemporary artist Susan Makara.


Gallery 81435

Joan K. Russell | A Wave in the Mind

Joan K. Russell’s latest exhibit at Gallery 81435 consists of large abstract paintings and sculptural installation. The title is based on a Virginia Woolf quote: “A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it.” In this case, the artist uses images, not words, to fit “the wave in the mind,” an abstract expression of this “wave.” 

Russell has long been interested in the dance between control and spontaneity. Process is high on her list of priorities; that is, developing a method that allows for both planning and risk. Movement, energy, and gestural marks all play into the emotive qualities of the work. Layering in the work comment on history, materiality, and depth.


LDGiles Art & Design

Paintings and photographs by long-term local artist Lawrence Giles. This working studio/gallery displays Giles’ outdoors themed work as well as providing a creative artist den. Traditional works available in addition to digital services and print media.

Open Noon-5pm, or by Appointment 970.708.9969


Lustre, an Artisan Gallery

Bagués-Masriera | Barcelona Collection

Lustre Gallery will host the Bagués-Masriera trunk shows for Art Walk.  Designed and created in Barcelona, Spain each jewel is made to order and singularly collectable.  At the end of the 19th century, Lluís Masriera introduced works of creative splendor to Barcelona and the world.  A force behind the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Masriera developed “Barcelona Enamel”, a signature to his work.  The Bagués family now carries on the Masriera tradition and has added a contemporary collection that best showcases this fired enamel.  Lustre Gallery, located at 171 S. Pine St., is one of the few galleries in the United States that carries these lovely collections of wearable art.   



A contemporary medley of Telluride and Colorado Art, run by local artists. Variety of handmade gifts.

Local artist Jane Sanchez will be featured at Mélange for the March 5th Art Walk. The show features work in oil from a series entitled Living the Landscape, a representation of sports in dynamic landscapes. Also featured are works from Sanchez’s local students in her After School Art program.


MiXX projects + atelier

 Danielle DeRoberts | Learning to Fly

Local artist Danielle DeRoberts presents an installation of new work as a celebratory launch for an upcoming solo exhibition in Iceland. This series is a collection of self-portraits inspired by internal and external journeys and the Pink Floyd song “Learning to Fly”.  She uses flight as a metaphor for soul exploration, breaking patterns, and committing to self-love and awareness.  Perpetually accepting and traveling toward the unknown, amongst shadows and darkness, is an exploration fearlessly strengthened by trust in one’s self.

DeRoberts’ unique technique of sewing directly into her paintings creates textured pieces that spring to life, transforming the two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional installations.  Her paintings are vessels for her to communicate and she hopes her own creative expression will inspire the viewer to connect with their own soul voice.


Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

Nicholas Reti

An award winning landscape painter, Nicholas Reti has been painting expansive western views, and intimate scenes of mountain life for over ten years.  He studied painting at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, as well as reputable European art schools.  His love for travel and natural beauty inspire his work.  Join us to enjoy the artists' local Telluride paintings, and for a painting demonstration throughout the evening.


Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

Nicko Ferguson | Urban Decay

Urban Decay is a collection of images inspired by a summer spent in the city-scape of New York. This show highlights abandoned buildings, factories, asylums and warehouses, places nature is reclaiming, in stark contrast to the outdoor environment Ferguson calls home.

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Nicko Ferguson started his photography career shooting images of his friends and travels. Currently living in Telluride, Colorado, Furguson spilts his time between snowboarding, Bootdoctor’s, and shooting reputable events such as Telluride Aids Benefit (TAB), Burning Man, and intimate boudoir portraits.


The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

Sandy Skoglund | Surreal installation artist and photographer 

Sandy Skoglund wears many hats as a surreal artist. She designs massive installations, creates immersive environments, sculpts colorful figures and directs her photo shoots. Skoglund’s photographs and sculptures will be on display at Telluride Gallery as a kick off to TGFA's 30th Anniversary Retrospective show schedule.


Tony Newlin Gallery

The Tony Newlin Gallery features the wildlife and nature photography of Tony Newlin.  His collection includes images from Colorado, the Western United States, and Alaska.  Available in a range of sizes, finishes and frames, you’ll find aspen trees, Colorado mountain scenes, bears, moose and a variety of other wildlife and nature scenes.  Tony is true to the original scene and believes composition, light and behavior are the keys to great images.  We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery!

Wizard Emporium

Christopher Beaver | Humble Beginnings - The Basic Series

Every artist has to start somewhere. Building on their own experiences, an artist develops and hones their craft. This is the essence of Christopher Beaver’s new show.

Having studied precious metal clay (PMC), Christopher Beaver has practiced the simplest techniques in repetition to create the fundamental building blocks of jewelry design. This departure from his other work is a new venture into the realm of fabricating original designs and building his own design philosophies. As these philosophies take form, so does the ring band, earring, or pendant, in their most basic form. Each piece is an exercise in the application of techniques that form the foundation for bigger, better, and bolder designs.

This show conveys the ground floor of the new phase Beaver is entering. Stripped to the bone, this stage begins the creation of a whole new world. Slowly and over time, Beaver plans to practice these simple designs over and over again to achieve a special importance in this new work.


W. Colorado Avenue
Telluride  Colorado  81435
United States