While we might be just a notch down from New York City, Telluride has a thriving arts community, booming music scene, and an enviable summer festival that rivals most metropolitan cities. Since our town is a dream destination, artists, directors, and musicians jump at the chance to share their talent with Telluride. As Eddie Veder described, “It’s a destination. It’s an accomplishment. So here’s to thin air.” Whether you are visiting for Mountainfilm to view the latest documentaries or just happen upon a National Geographic photography exhibit, you are sure to experience our distinct art scene.
Telluride is proud to offer many community-driven events such as the First Thursday Art Walks and classes Ah Haa School for the Arts. If acting is your preferred medium, Telluride Theatre puts everything from original works and improv to Shakespere in the Park. Telluride is a revolving door of talented musicians, actors, artists, and entertainers.