Telluride Arts: Art & Architecture, Overview, 7/11 – 7/17!

Telluride Arts: Art & Architecture, Overview, 7/11 – 7/17!

For more information about Telluride Arts’ Art & Architecture or to support the renovation of the Transfer Warehouse, contact Telluride Arts at 970-728-3930,, or find the non-profit online at

Three types of credentials are for sale now for Art & Architecture 2022, including the all-inclusive Patron pass at $600 per person; the Weekend pass for $225 per person; and the Single Day Home Tour pass for $110 per person. The total number of credentials offered for sale will be limited to 350 guests. Tickets for single events will also be offered.

Visit here for the full schedule of events, tickets, inclusions.

More here about Telluride Arts and the Transfer Warehouse.

Did you know that in March 2021, digital artist Beeple sold a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collage of his work for $69 million, making him the third most expensive living artist at auction after David Hockney and Jeff Koons?

Likely not – unless you are fluent in the lexicon of cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, security tokens, privacy tokens, digital assets and their classifications. Turns out NFTs are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the crypto industry.

But what exactly are NFTs?

In brief NFTs are digital assets that contain identifying information. They are usually linked to a specific asset – like a work of art.

NFTs are designed to give you something that cannot be copied like ownership of the work – though the artist can still retain the copyright and reproduction rights, just like with physical artwork. Put in terms of physical art collecting: anyone can buy a Monet print. But only one individual (or family) can own the original.

Some NFT marketplaces have a feature that allows artists to make sure they gets paid a percentage every time their NFT is sold or changes hands. So if your work gets super popular and balloons in value, you the artist will see some of that benefit.

Want more?

Mark your calendar. Telluride Arts’ Art & Architecture takes place July 11 – 17, 2022. The week-long immersive art experience showcases the architectural, design, fine art and other creative talents of the Telluride region.

Returning after a pandemic-associated, two-year hiatus that unwittingly illustrated the importance of great residential design and during which art became a creative outlet for many, Art + Architecture will offer an expanded schedule of interactive community activities.

Einbender’s unique art, Photo credit Nathan Rist.


Here’s what new and cool to check out (including NFTs):

Art is – duh – going digital and Telluride Arts + Architecture is here to help artists and collectors explore that world. Sessions educate artists about how to create and market art as an NFT; collectors can learn about how to purchase and enjoy NFT artworks. Those sessions will be led by Telluride’s Brooke Einbender, a.k.a. “Mindbender Art.”

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for Artists at the Transfer Warehouse

Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 16 10:00 – 11:00 am

Designed for creatives to help them understand NFTs and how to leverage the medium to bring their art to a global marketplace, the session will:

• Define what an NFT is and why everyone is talking about them.
• Share the history of NFTs and its underlying technology
• Explore what an NFT can do and ways to use them.
• Offer unique perspectives and insights about the NFT space thanks to Brooke Einbender (NFT Artist) and Ash Cooper Kerns (NFT Collector).

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for Collectors 

Tuesday, July 14, Madeline Hotel, 6:00 – 8:00pm, (Patrons only)
Saturday, July 16, 11:30 am – 12:30pm at the Transfer Warehouse

Designed for art collectors to give them the knowledge to be conversational about NFTs and the potential for collecting NFT art, the session will:

• Define what an NFT is and why everyone is talking about them.
• Share the history of NFTs and its underlying technology
• Explain why the art world supporting NFTs
• Share the potential of NFTs in the art world
• Offer unique perspectives and insights about the NFT space from Brooke Einbender (NFT Artist) and Ash Cooper Kerns (NFT Collector).

As part of the new ArtTrails experience, Brooke’s installation of doors will stand along the Boulevard Trail in Mountain Village. Her “The Unknown Zone” project bridges physical art with virtual experiences and NFTs.

Go here for more about Brooke’s “Phygital Art.”

ArtTrails along the Idarado Legacy Trail

Summer in Telluride means enjoying hiking, Telluride Art + Architecture welcomes what Telluride Arts hopes to become a tradition, ArtTrails. Imagine coming across a violinist, a poet, a painter, or a kinetic sculpture as you wander the Idarado Legacy Trail.

Telluride Arts is grateful for the support from the San Miguel Parks and Open Space Commission for this new, free Art + Architecture experience. Hikers will encounter the breadth of the arts as they hike the Idarado Legacy Trail in Telluride on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 2022, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Idarado Legacy Trail is a 1.24 mile trail located between the Town of Telluride and the Pandora Mill in the east end of the Telluride valley. This improved trail is a great area to walk your dog, hike or bike. Interpretive signs have been installed along the trail to tell the story of mining history in the area. The trail terminates just before the Pandora Mill where the paved road turns to dirt and continues up to Bridal Veil Falls.

Note: The trail is open to all non-motorized uses. Dogs must be on leash or strict voice command.

The re-CLAY-mation public art project with artist Eunice Rogers

Local artist, Eunika Rogers will be onsite at The Transfer Warehouse, Elks Park and Oak Street Park several hours a day inviting the public to build a clay vessel art installation as part of the  “re-CLAY-mation” public art project. All vessels will be moved by 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 16, to the Transfer Warehouse to wear in the elements and eventually return to the earth.

Transfer Warehouse:

Monday, July 11, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 12, 11:00  AM – 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 13, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 10:00 AM – 2:00pm
Friday, July 15, 11:00  AM – 2:00pm

Elks Park: Saturday, July 16: 10:00am – Noon

Oak Street Park: Noon – 2:00pm

Gondola Cabin Artist Reception Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14 at the new Communion Wine Bar in Mountain Village.

Art cabins in Mountain Village, courtesy Telluride News.

In 2021, the Town of Mountain Village and TMVOA with the support of Telluride Arts created the Cabins Public Art Installation, turning refurbished gondola cabins in works of art that have quickly become community landmarks in the center of Mountain Village.

Artists will be onsite at Communion to informally meet guests and share the vision of their work. On Wednesday, July 13, 5 – 7 pm, Emily Ballou; on Thursday, Thursday, July 14, 5 – 7 pm, Margaret Rinkevich, William Frownfelter and Robin Arthur.

Architectural journalist John Gendall will be joined by Transfer Warehouse architect, Tom Kundig, for the global launch of John’s design book, “Rocky Mountain Modern,” which presents inspiring modern residences set in the stunning landscapes of the Rockies. The public event takes place July 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Transfer Warehouse.

TurnTable on Friday night, July 15, will explore the world of music album and tour poster art and the collaboration among the artists. The evening will include lyric-inspired small bites and music from the album.


Fun and familiar events include the always popular Home Tour.

The Home Tour returns with all the elements guests love: visionary architect and designer work; fine art created by talented locals; entertaining performances; delicious small bites; and a broad menu of beverages to be enjoyed by guests at every stop.

Abiogenesis light by Jack Plantz for A & A. Abiogenesis: process by which life arises from nonliving matter. Jack is one of the visionaries featured at A & A.


Spend a carefree Sunday immersed in custom home design, incredible art, world-class food and wine, entertainment and views! And, for the first time, the Home Tour includes stunning residences in Aldasoro, Placerville and high above Sawpit, along with a beautiful property located in the heart of Telluride.

Grab a ticket, jump on the shuttle and celebrate the art, architecture, design and creative talent of Telluride.

Telluride Arts District Executive Director, Kate Jones is looking forward to the 2022 event:

“We’ve missed each other. We’ve missed exploring the beautiful homes in our community and giving painters, musicians, chefs, winemakers, brewers, poets, actors and artists of all kinds the opportunity to connect with each other and the community in this unique context.”

Architect Jodie Shike Wright of One Architects Telluride, one of the founders of the event, adds an historical point-of-view:

“Ten years ago we held the first Art + Architecture Weekend. Studios, galleries and homes were opened and guests strolled the streets of Telluride exploring all of this creativity. It was wonderful! And now we are grateful for the enthusiasm for the return of Telluride Art + Architecture. There is so much creativity, so much art to share in Telluride, please join us, as we come together July 11 – 17, 2022 to celebrate with a new appreciation Art + Architecture.”

Transfer Warehouse, Molly Perrault.

About Telluride Arts:

Your local arts council, Telluride Arts, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established on November 17, 1971 as the Telluride Council of the Arts and Humanities, and known as TCAH. The organization was the first non-profit in the region, and served to incubate a culture of the arts that has come to define Telluride as more than a ski resort.

Over the years the mission of Telluride Arts has remained virtually unchanged, and its holistic ethos remains steadfast. The focus of the organization is to elevate and promote a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District, which is comprised of numerous institutions, activities, and events that engage extraordinary artists from around the region and across the globe.

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