Telluride Festivals and Events

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:30
35th Annual 2015 Telluride Mushroom Festival  This year's event will be held August 13 - 16 2015.  A full festival pass will run you $275 (+ $14.74 processing). There are also VIP tickets and tickets for various workshops. About The Festival Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal -- connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and guided hikes that focus on mushroom hunting and identification. Where To Stay Camping is nice this time of the year, but isn't for everyone, especially those coming...

A Four-Day Writing Experience for Women

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:30
Thursday-Sunday. August 13th-16th. 9-3PM. $480 tuition+$50 materials In this four-day intensive, women are guided and encouraged as they explore in two genres. This workshop is for women who are ready to take new risks, go deeper, and more more wholly into their creative process.  To register, click HERE .

Pure Prairie League

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:15
Wednesday, August 12th. 6-8PM. FREE! Pure Prairie League  will be playing at the Sunset Plaza for free as part of the Summer Concert Series. Video of Pure Prairie League -Amie (High Quality)  

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:00
Tuesday, August 11th. Doors open at 8PM. Michael Franti & Spearhead  is a band with a unique sound blending rock, reggae, hip-hop, soul, and funk. To purchase tickets, click HERE . Watch their hit, 'The Sound of Sunshine' below: Video of Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound Of Sunshine  

Painting with Encaustic

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 16:15
Saturday-Tuesday. August 8th-11th. 10-4PM. $610 tuition+$85 materials Students must also purchase required materials on their own. Students will be guided in basic and advanced techniques for creating works that are rich in layers and transparency. Encaustic equipment, history and safety will be addressed. The emphasis in this class is for students to free the creative spririt. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion, and individual support. To register, click HERE .

Dead Winter Carpenters

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:30
Thursday, July 23rd . Doors at 8/Show at 9:30PM. Dead Winter Carpenters , a bluegrass band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Check out one of their songs, 'Love Amongst Thieves': Video of Dead Winter Carpenters - 'Love Amongst Thieves' ::: Second Story Garage  

Sheri Worth Exhibition

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:15
August 6th. 5-8PM. Sheri Worth  has many pieces in pastel, watercolor, oil, and mixed media with emphases on the landscape. Currently residing in Telluride, she works on her graphic design studio, ArtAttack.

Invitational Exhibition

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:00
Opening Reception during ArtWalk on Thursday, August 6th. 5-8PM. Open from August 6th-August 28th, enjoy the Daniel Tucker Gallery. Within the gallery, the artists, Lauren Metzger, Amy Grogan, Hunter Hogan, and Jeri Moore are featured. For more information on the artists, click HERE .

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 15:30
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing chamber music to our box canyon since 1973. The festival seeks to forge a spontaneous connection between the audience and the musicians. The festival showcases the finest in chamber music by performing some of the classic greats.  Participating musicians are Roy Malan, Susan Freier, Nance Ellis, Polly Malan, Ian Scarfe, Jeffrey LaDeur, Stephen Harrison, Allan Glassman, and Larry London. The 2014 Schedule of Events (2015 schedule will be posted when it is available. Thursday, August 7:  A free concert in Town Park will open the festival.  A picnic starts at 5pm followed by the concert at 6pm. Friday, August 8 (Sheridan 7:30): Performances of Brahms, Borodin, and Dohanyi Sunday, August 10 (Sheridan 2:30pm):  Performances of...

Mingo Fishtrap

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:30
Wednesday, August 5th. 6-8PM. FREE! Mingo Fishtrap  will be playing at the Sunset Plaza for free as part of the Summer Concert Series.   Video of Mingo Fishtrap "Movin" (Official Video)  

Mingo Fishtrap

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:30
Wednesday, August 5th. 6-8PM. FREE! Mingo Fishtrap  will be playing at the Sunset Plaza for free as part of the Summer Concert Series.   Video of Mingo Fishtrap "Movin" (Official Video)  

Fireside Chats

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:15
Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 in Norwood. 6pm. Free. Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20 in Mountain Village. 5:30pm. Free. This annual Telluride Historical Museum lecture series delves into local historical topics through the lenses of authors, historical re-enactors, professors, geologists and more. Visit for  information on presenters and locations.

Real Food, Real Flavor

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:00
Wednesday, August 5th. 10-2PM.  $85 tuition. Adults & 16+ This class will equip you with many alternatives for ingredient choices and cooking methods. Chep Lucy Perutz will share a number of her famous Fabbit Rabbit salad recipes and show students how to invent their own delicious salads. To register, click HERE .

Monoprinted Cloth and the Stitched Mark

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:45
Monday-Wednesday. August 3rd-5th. 10-4PM. $425 tuition+$40 materials Students must also purchase required materials separately. Participants will create unique cloth for stitching and collaging. Emphasis will be placed on expressing your own "voice". Non-textile artists are welcome and no previous stitching experience is required. To register, click HERE .

Throw a Cup, Form a Bowl

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:00
Mondays. August 3rd- September 14th (no class September 7th). 6-9PM.  $300 tuition+$50 materials. Adults & 16+ Learn the art of working with clay to create functional vessels such as cups, bowls, plates, vases and more. Students will explore a variety of techniques in the class, and are then encouraged to focus on whichever technique suits them best. An introduction to slips and glazes will also be included in the course. All students will have access to the ceramics studio between classes. To register, click HERE .

Fabric Dye Studio for Surface Designers

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:30
Saturday- Sunday. August 1st-2nd. 9-12noon*. $120 tuition + $55 materials * This same class is also offered in an Afternoon Session for 1-4pm each day. In this two-day open studio, students will explore a multitude of approaches in hte application of dye to woven cloth. The class is in an open studio structure, allowing support for students of all levels of experience.  The materials fee includes dyes, chemicals and miscellaneous supplies, but NOT fabric. The instructor will have fabric on hand for students to purchase, or they can bring their own. To register, click HERE .

Ballet Collective

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:30
Friday, August 1st, 2015. 8pm BalletCollective brings together artists, poets, composers, choreographers, and designers to collaborate as equals, exchanging ideas to absorb each others’ influence throughout the creation of distinctive works of art. Founded by Troy Schumacher in 2010, BalletCollective has produced the collaborative work of over 30 artists. At the heart of BalletCollective lies process. Artists from different genres come together and gather ideas that are important to them as a group—a collective—encouraged to think outside of what it is they usually do. In multiple combinations a composer considers graphic art, a choreographer the structure of a poem, a photographer the rhythm of a piece of music. Each collective work develops its own organic cross-...

Telluride Jazz Festival

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:30
2015 Telluride Jazz Festival Information July 31- August 2, 2015 2015 Artists & Tickets The 2015 Telluride Jazz Festival is set to include Ernie Watts, John Medeski, Stanton Moore, Maceo Parker, Bill Frisell, the Joey Defrancesco Trio and more. The most basic 3 day pass is $120, with upgraded access options and camping passes available. Festival Lodging Camping passes for the fesival are $59 per person, and $69 for a vehicle pass, so choosing to camp for the festival can add up. As an alternative, Telluride offers many vacation rentals and hotel rooms at comparable (or better) prices. has an inventory of over 300 rentals and rooms. Start searching our Telluride lodging now and make sure you find the best place at the best price, before things are all...

Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:45
The 2ndAnnual Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival seeks to bring together fiber arts artists of all ages to exhibit, educate, and learn about the diverse methods of fiber arts creation. Styles include knitting, quilting, textiles, weaving, needlepoint, embroidery, felting, crochet, and more! The festival also includes an extensive sale that will be held at the Telluride High School throughout the weekend. 

Dynamic White Wines from the Mediterranean

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:30
Friday, July 31st. 6-8PM.  $65 tuition Through this two-hour class, taste your way through the Mediterranean islands. Participants will learn first hand the inherent characteristics of white wines from locations such as; Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica and Santorini, islands located off the coasts of Italy, France, and Greece. To register, click HERE .