Telluride's Ah Haa School For The Arts Hosts 18th Annual Auction Tonite 7/23

[click “Play”, Rachel Loomis-Lee and Lauren Metzger speak to Susan]

Artopia_sponsors_web Taken from a book of that name written by Sir Thomas More in 1516, “Utopia” defines an ideal society. Like Shangri-La – or Telluride.

The theme of the Ah Haa School for the Arts’ 18th annual auction is ARTopia, suggesting an ideal place, the school, within an ideal place, Telluride. Ah Haa is a place where dreams are born and personal epiphanies acquire weight and shape as people of all ages channel their inner Leonardo.

This annual fundraiser is a happening: the high voltage live and silent auctions feature over 200 items of original art, services and trips, all donated by the region’s artists, businesses and supporters of Ah Haa and local celebrities. Former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kruetzmann put his psychedelic stamp on a pair of Wagner Skis. (Talk about gilding the lily.)

ARTopia is Ah Haa’s largest and most important fundraising event of the year. The event supports the school’s operations, specifically, the spectrum of programs and workshops offered by the school.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for silent auction bidding, and the live auction begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Tickets, $20 per person, can be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

For more, listen to executive director Rachel Loomis-Lee and marketing/exhibitions manager Lauren Metzger’s interview by clicking the “play” button.

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