Telluride Arts October: Art Walk Overview (Most shows up through off-season)!

Telluride Arts October: Art Walk Overview (Most shows up through off-season)!

Telluride Arts’ September Art Walk takes place September 1. Participating venues are open from 5-8pm, hosting receptions to introduce new exhibits and artists. 

Complimentary gallery guides, offering a self-guided tour, are available at participating venues or online at Use it any time to help navigate through the venues which are open to the public most days. 

For more information about the Telluride art galleries and exhibition venues, visit: View more Telluride Arts District upcoming events here:

Go here for more about Dan Budnik.

Go here for more about Art Walk in general.

Venues hosting Art Walk receptions:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
Bella Fine Goods
Crossbow Leather
Elinoff & Co.
La Cocina De Luz
Light in the Landscape Popup
Lustre Gallery
Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery
Red Dirt Studio Gallery
Rinkevich Gallery
Rustler Supply
Slate Gray North
Slate Gray South
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery
Telluride Arts Transfer Warehouse
Telluride Truffle
Tony Newlin Gallery
Wilkinson Public Library
WOOF! Telluride

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Ah Haa School for the Arts presents the work of renowned photojournalist Dan Budnik (1933 – 2020).

Georgia O’Keefe

Budnik dedicated his career to documenting social, political and cultural shifts in America. In addition to capturing the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, he photographed the stars of the New York schools of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art from the 1950s through the 1970s.

March on Washington, August 28, 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. after delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Budnik’s candid and casual portraits of artists Georgia O’Keefe, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem De Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Ellsworth Kelly and more present a rare and intimate glimpse of many of the most important and pioneering artists of the postwar period in American art.

Ellsworth Kelly


Jasper Johns


Atelier is artist Joanie Schwarz’s working studio and gallery space at 215 E Colorado Ave.

Schwarz’s artwork ranges from delicate 14k handmade gold jewelry to dreamscape-merged photography of old world Telluride.

All of Schwarz’s work questions what connection means in a world where our sense of home is imperative to who we are.

Bella Fine Goods

Aida Izadpanah. Revelation

Bella Fine Goods is featuring Vicki Grant and Luisa Rosas.

A mixed-media artist living on Lake Gaston, North Carolina, Vicki’s home and studio are filled with interesting natural objects collected through the years from all over the world. The forms, structure, color, and textures found in nature have been her inspiration and her teachers. Her work expresses the evolution of her life experiences.

Practicing architecture for 30 years, Vicki has explored the rather complex processes of manipulating form, texture, material, and color to ellicit an emotional response to her art.

For Luísa Rosas, designing jewelry is  a consequence of her innate ability to perceive patterns, movements, and textures.

Crossbow Leather:

Crossbow Leather is featuring custom leather products by Macy Pryor.

Pryor applies her passion for sculpture and eye for structural design to crafting custom leather bags and accessories. Crossbow Leather offers a truly unique experience of retail in the front, and a workshop in the back. With the production happening in the shop, experience the craft first hand, see products come to life, and meet the people hand crafting each piece.

Elinoff & Co.

Elinoff & Co. is featuring the art of Eugenio.

Simply known as Eugenio, he is one of the most promising Peruvian artists working today.

Sprawling cities might seem boisterous to some, but for Eugenio a bustling city is a source of inspiration. Through a command of light and movement, Eugenio takes the ordinary trappings of urban settings—cityscapes depicting crowds of people shuffling through a brightly-lit street—and transforms the scene into something grander.

La Cocina de Luz:

La Cocina de Luz is featuring “Sanctuaries,” an exhibit by Kim Roberts.

Kim’s paintings feature a roadside shrine in the Atacama desert and flowers on the table after dinner with friends, interesting points of departure.

Painted with acrylic on canvas, color, pattern, and brushstroke are used to imbue each image with its own persona, mood and narrative, subtly suggested by the artist and open to the interpretation of the viewer.

Kim lives between Denver and Telluride. She finds inspiration in the natural beauty and creative spirit of Telluride, where she takes classes when she can at the Telluride Painting School at Ah Haa.

Light in the Landscape Popup:

The Centrum Building at 618 Mountain Village Blvd, Suite 203A, is featuring a pop-up show showcasing Craig Spring, “Light in the Landscape,” a photography exhibition starring Denali.

Known as the coldest mountain on earth, Denali is truly a unique landscape of ice and snow. Craig wanted to capture the raw nature of the mountain at all times of day and night as he and his Mountain Trip team ascended this past summer.

Lustre Gallery:

October Art is the perfect time to select jewelry from your favorite designers, furniture, and lighting at prices you will love. Visit Lustre for our final Art Walk of the season at the back half of Ethos as we pivot to our new online and appointment-based business model.

In the future, Lustre will feature the oil paintings of Marshall Noice and Ulla Darni’s illuminated art exclusively at Telluride Truffle and 221 S. Oak Street.

Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery:

Mountain Gate Gallery is honored to host local artist Jade Rose.

Lion+Spirit 1

Jade is showing three monumental paintings of staggering beauty. Her work is reminiscent of Turner’s large-scale oceanic pieces, Twombly’s passionate flowers, and Monet’s Water Lilies. Her thick and tumultuous paint strokes are balanced by swaths of ink poured directly on the canvas.

Red Dirt Studio Gallery:

Red Dirt Studio Gallery is featuring paintings from Eunika Rogers, a local painter who works in found clay, wine and pigments collected  on her hikes in San Juan Mountains and Telluride.

With her earthy palette Rogers creates large, realistic paintings of Colorado landscapes using the materials with which they were formed.

Rinkevich Gallery

The Rinkevich Gallery is featuring “Ancient Conversations,” a series of paintings by Margaret Rinkevich.

It’ll Come Back

Rinkevich’s work is frequently informed by tribal peoples, ancient monuments and material culture. During the painting process, ancient prototypes are disassembled and rearranged. What emerges within the forms and colors are the vestiges of ancient thought processes – communicating the absence of the communicators.

Rustler Supply:

Rustler Supply is a modern western boutique featuring vintage native jewelry, accessories, and clothing.

The counterpart to Crossbow Leather, visit Rustler Supply to check out hand-crafted leather goods by local artisans.

Slate Gray North:

Slate Gray North presents “Colors of Colorado” featuring a selection of Colorado artists.

Colorado landscapes inspire. Artists flock to the state to absorb the colors, light, and mountain majesties that surround them, scenery that then populates their canvases.

Top artist communities in the state include Denver, Boulder, Trinidad, Manitou Springs, and – you guessed it – Telluride.

“Colors of Colorado” features the work of Andrew Brown, Ryan Bonneau, Bill Ellzey, Jonas Fahnestock, Joan Fullerton, Krista
Harris, Martha Manns, Julie McNair, Molly Perrault, Paul Russell, Brett Schreckengost, Max Strong, Sarah Van Beckum, Beatrice Villiger, and Tommy White.

Slate Gray South:

Slate Gray South presents “Reminiscence,” reflecting on 2022, a year of challenges, triumph, and growth.

Gordon Brown, Clearing of the Storm

With Telluride’s off-season around the corner, the gallery cannot help but reflect on all the extraordinary artists who graced the walls at solo and group exhibitions in 2022.

“Reminiscence” features the work of Gordon Brown, Gil Bruvel, Rebecca Crowell, David Davis, Dana Flores, Bruce Gomez, Cie Hoover, Julee Hutchison, Judith Kohin, Christopher Peter, Silvio Porzionato, Gina Sarro, Kathryn Tatum, Maggie Taylor, Joseph Toney, Jerry Uelsmann, Goedele Vanhille, and Amy Van Winkle

Tellurado Studio:

The Tellurado Studio is featuring the adventurous fine art of Markus Pierson.


Pierson explores a mythic narrative in his Coyote series, each piece symbolic of wanderlust and living beyond boundaries. The protagonists of these hand-embellished prints are the Coyotes: enigmatic figures searching for the next big adventure.

Telluride Arts HQ:

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery is featuring an exhibit by Almigdad Aldikhaiiry.

Born in Sudan, a graduate of the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, Aldikhaiiry was a political cartoonist before he became a painter, turning out a fearless stream of visual commentary under the repressive regime of President al-Bashir.

In 2016, the artist was granted refugee status to the U.S. His physical home today may be the city of Los Angeles, but his artistic and political focus has no state, no boundaries.

Aldikhaiiry focus has narrowed — but his canvas has widened. A writeup for an exhibit at the Hana Pietri Gallery in Chicago described his latest works “poignant and direct.”

Telluride Transfer Warehouse:

The Telluride Transfer Warehouse is featuring Tone Dog bluegrass band for “Twilight at the Transfer.”

Admission is free and open to the public!

Enjoy the twilight hues and quality tunes!

A light art installation by Jack Plantz is also on display!

Telluride Truffle:

Telluride Truffle is featuring fine artisan chocolates alongside Ulla Originals, a collection of beautifully hand-painted chandeliers.

Stop by the store for a local experience in which culinary craftsmanship meets decadent desserts.

Tony Newlin Gallery:

The Tony Newlin Gallery is featuring the nature and wildlife photography of Tony Newlin.

Room with a View

This season the venue is excited to present Tony’s New Release photograph captured this past year, Daydreamer.

Wilkinson Public Library:

Telluride Arts is presenting a Wilkinson Public Library exhibition: by Caroline Schnetzler.

Left-handed, right-brained. Caroline grew up in the city of Chicago, but fell in love with Telluride the moment she arrived for a summer visit. Three months later, she was calling Telluride home and now, her muse.

Caroline started painting in high school. The love and passion for self-expression from her studies led her to pursue a degree — and now a career — in the arts. Having the inspiration and freedom to be whoever she wants to be on canvas is a gift Caroline is very grateful to be able to share with the world.

WOOF! Telluride

Home of Gondogola, WOOF! Telluride (formerly Kamruz Gallery) has a new location on 307 E Colorado Ave.

WOOF! Telluride features photography byMary Kenez and local painters who capture the spirit of Telluride and Southwest Colorado. The gallery hosts unique and humorous creations that represent the ever-so-active, hippy-happy and sometimes a bit quirky Telluride lifestyle.

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  • Tex Williams
    Posted at 08:27h, 30 October