Telluride Arts: Art & Architec. Weekend

Josh Landis Press Play Theatre

Telluride Arts: Art & Architec. Weekend

Josh Landis Press Play Theatre

Josh Landis Press Play Theatre

Explore the creative spaces and great minds of Telluride, Colorado

Telluride’s Art + Architecture Weekend is a unique opportunity to explore the distinct art, design, and culinary treasures of Telluride. For three days, artists, chefs, and architects open their doors and offer you an insider’s glimpse into the Telluride Creative District’s greatest creative minds. Each day offers a new intersection of disciplines, offering unique pairings of art, wine, food, and design. The weekend features fine art brought to life with live music, wine and cocktails paired with culinary innovations, and world-class architecture filled with surprise installations and performance, all within the heart of Telluride. It all kicks off Wednesday night with a free event, showcasing the what’s in store in a lively arts celebration. More information, memberships and tickets are available at Telluride Arts’ Gallery 81435 and Telluride Arts’ Stronghouse Studios on South Fir Street.


The Kick-off party launches the weekend with a lively celebration of the arts at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.  Look for an overview of the tours, edgy performances by Colin Sullivan and Joshua Landis, a fashion show curated by Danielle DeRoberts and featuring work by Onerary, Jenn Dewey and Chemicals by Sasha, art by Zachary Sands and Britt Markey, music by DJ Ryan, free signature drinks and tastings by Ben Knaus and Andrew Tyler of There Bar, and a special Twenty(by)Telluride presentation. The event is hosted by Fly Me to the Moon Saloon and sponsored by there bar and Southern Wine and Spirits. Plan to stay late and dance at the Moon with DJ Ryan.

 STUDIO TOUR: FRIDAY, JULY 19, 12-4 p.m.

The Studio Tour on Friday provides a behind-the-scenes look into the creative work spaces of our artists, architects and designers. Seven architecture, design and fine art studios will be open. Studios will host working artists who will provide artist talks and demonstrations, and food and wine pairings featuring tastings by local chefs.

Buffet from Cosmo

Buffet from Cosmo


The Culinary Tour on Saturday will feature five select restaurants that offer food tastings paired with wines showcased by select wineries. Chefs will be on hand with demonstrations and innovative tastings. Restaurants will host musicians, dancers and visual artists that will offer performances and presentations throughout the day.

HOME TOUR: SUNDAY, JULY 21, 12-4 p.m.

The Home Tour on Sunday offers exploration of five exquisite private homes that feature exciting local architecture and design happening within the Town of Telluride. Architects will host artists, chefs, and musicians to provide special events and tastings at each home.


All attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the best art experience. All chefs, architects, designers, and artists will be eligible for the prize. The winning artist (or team) will receive $5000 and be featured in a Luxe Magazine ad. Second place will be $500 and third place $250.

CLOSING PARTY + PRIZE AWARD, SUNDAY JULY 21 4-6 p.m., Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

Finish off a great weekend and connect one last time with participating artists, architects, designers and chefs at the Telluride Gallery for a closing party. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The Audience Choice Artist’s Prize will be announced. Enjoy a first look at a variety of original vintage serigraphs, lithographs, and etchings from the collection of Will Thompson, owner of Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. Never framed or shown before, these unique prints will be offered at “vintage” prices, and Art + Architecture attendees will have first dibs.

(BONUS: Join Telluride Theatre for Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m.)


The studio, culinary + home tours require a membership to Telluride Arts, available NOW at Members will vote for the audience choice prize which will award $5000 to the best artistic experience. Members will receive wristbands and a swag bag with a schedule for the weekend and a map, with a full color booklet with information about each participant. At the Gold Level, members will receive bonus tickets to Shakespeare in the Park and two days of Ah Haa Auction events!


One Architects

One Architects

•  Reserved seating at the Thursday Kick-Off Event featuring a dynamic evening celebration of arts. Cash bar and food offerings.
•    Friday Studio Tours with art, food and wine pairings at select venues.
•    Saturday Culinary Tours, with art, food and wine pairings at select restaurants.
•    Sunday Home Tours, with art, food and wine parings at select homes.

•    Reserved Seating at the Kick Off Party: Wednesday, July 17, 8-11: doors open at 7pm
•    Ah Haa Pre-Auction Gathering: Thursday, July 18, 5-7:30pm
•    Studio Tours: Friday, July 19, 12-5pm
•    Ah Haa Art Auction Fundraiser: Friday, July 19th, 5-11pm
•    Culinary Tours: Saturday, July 20, 12-4pm
•    Telluride Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park: Saturday, July 20, 8pm
•    Home Tours: Sunday, July 21, 11-4pm

Bronze: JUST STUDIO TOUR day, July 19, 12-5 p.m., $40:

The Studio Tour on Friday provides a behind-the-scenes look into the creative workspaces of our artists and designers. While on the tour, enjoy food and wine pairings prepared by local chefs. Plan your day to catch demonstrations and other fun activities throughout the afternoon.

Copper: JUST CULINARY TOUR, Saturday, July 20, 12-4 p.m., $50:

Luminosity Bridge + Stairs in Telluride Residence

Luminosity Bridge + Stairs in Telluride Residence

The Culinary Tour on Saturday brings you into a few select restaurants for special food and wine tastings prepared by chefs. Chefs will be on hand with demonstrations and some will offer a rare a peek into their kitchens. In addition, you will find musicians, actors, poets and visual artists hosted in each restaurant.

Steel: JUST HOME TOUR: Sunday July 21, 11-4  p.m. (PLUS 10 am Historic Architecture Walking Tour), $40:

The Home Tour on Sunday offers exploration of some of the private homes and gardens that feature exciting local architecture and design happening right here in Telluride. Look for more collaboration between local artists, chefs and musicians at each home.

For more information about the event and to attend, visit or call us at 970.728.3930.

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