Ah Haa: 29th Annual Auction is Virtual + Ah Haa To Go!

Ah Haa: 29th Annual Auction is Virtual + Ah Haa To Go!

Get ready to bid now at the Ah Haa Art Auction by signing up for your online paddle here. Please contact Kathleen Cole at kathleen@ahhaa.org with any questions or call 970-728-3886.

Below is Kathleen’s note about the Auction and Ah Haa To Go.


The Ah Haa School for the Arts’ 29th Annual Art Auction returns this year, launching virtually, just before Ah Haa moves into its new home in the Silver Jack Building.

Because Ah Haa wants to make this annual tradition available to everyone regardless of where they might be this summer, the Auction will be offering two weeks of online bidding on a fun and fantastic array of art, experiences, and opportunities. Your active participation will help raise critical funds for Ah Haa to continue nourishing the creative spirit in the Telluride region through classes, workshops, programs, and events for all.

Bidding begins at 12 pm MST on Friday, July 16 and ends at 12 pm MST on Saturday, August 7. Artwork will be put on display at the Silver Jack Building as soon as Ah Haa moves in. All are invited for in-person viewing during Art Walk, Thursday, August 5 from 5-8 pm.


Your support this year is especially impactful as Ah Haa moves from 18 months of closure and reduced programming to a bright new future of possibilities, including a commitment to provide access and opportunity to young people regardless of financial circumstances.

Participation in the arts provides comfort, hope, inspiration and connection. It can serve as a mirror to reflect and respond to what is challenging, what is confusing, and what is beautiful. With your help, Ah Haa can carry the creative torch that will help our community unite, grow and persevere. The generosity of our patrons is what will make this possible.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all those making this event possible -Artists, Donors, Staff, Board, Trustees and Volunteers. And an EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to title sponsors: Alpine Bank & Slate Gray Gallery. AH HAA LOVES YOU!!!

Make Art Anywhere, Anytime: Ah Haa To Go:

Ah Haa may not be able to provide kids camps and adult workshops at the moment, but the school is able to keep you creative this summer with Ah Haa To Go!

Currently featuring nine varieties of art activities, each kit contains supplies and step-by-step instructions to complete specific projects. Choose from a number of age-appropriate kits, from painting to bookmaking to embroidery. There’s even a new Art For Littles kit for ages 4-8, containing materials for bubble wands, stamps, sculpture and painting, plus suggestions on more activities to do on your own. This is the perfect option for parents and babysitters looking to interest and occupy young kids.

All Ah Haa To Go kits are available online at ahhaa.org, and range in price from $10 to $25, plus a Build a Ukulele kit for $100. Once purchased, kits can be picked up in person or shipped anywhere. Just remember, until Ah Haa is settled in the Silver Jack Building, Ah Haa To Go kits should be picked up in the school’s temporary location in the American Academy of Bookbinding Stone Building at 117 N. Willow St., behind Jagged Edge.

There are eight Ah Haa To Go kits currently available:

Pop Art: Paint with Acrylics (age 6-adult); Explore Embroidery (age 12-adult); Rope Coil Basketry (age 12-adult); Art for Littles (ages 4-8); Build a Ukulele (age 9-adult); Basic Bound Book (age 6-adult); Sculpt a Zoo (age 4-adult) and Secret Succulent Planter (age 6-adult).

Coming online soon is Bead On! kit (age 4-adult). You can purchase kits here and pick up at the Ah Haa School the next day (M-F) from 1-5 p.m.

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