Telluride Festivals and Events

Cold River City

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:30
Friday, June 5th, 2015. Doors @ 8PM / Show @ 9:30PM Born to groove, Cold River City is the lovechild of Funky Soul and Dirty Blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar, and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self. $5 donation Video of Cold River City "Reach Out" Title Text:  Cold River City

Telluride Balloon Festival

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:15
2015 Balloon Fest The 32st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be held the weekend of June 5-7 2015.  June 6 is the most active day beginning with an early morning launch from Town Park and ending with the "glow" on Main Street in the evening.  Saturday afternoon, there will be a photography workshop geared specifically to photographing ballons.  Sunday morning the balloons are scheduled to launch again from Town Park. It is possible to take a ride on a balloon either Saturday or Sunday, but there are a limited number of slots.  Usually, the crowds are thinner on Sunday morning.  You will improve your chances by being willing to help inflate the balloon, so get there by 6am and ask to help.  Most years, at the balloons will launch at least one of the two days, but there's no...

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 16:45
Friday, June 5th, 2015. 7:00-9:00pm The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, we hope to see you soon! Since its inception in 2007 The F3T has grown more than 30% each year; reaching nearly 50,000 anglers across North America last season. To keep up with demand we’ve added new towns to the 2015 schedule and increased our capacity in the communities that have been supporting us for years. In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly...

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 16:45
Friday, June 5th, 2015. 7:00-9:00pm The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, we hope to see you soon! Since its inception in 2007 The F3T has grown more than 30% each year; reaching nearly 50,000 anglers across North America last season. To keep up with demand we’ve added new towns to the 2015 schedule and increased our capacity in the communities that have been supporting us for years. In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly...

Hello, Dollface

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 16:15
Friday, June 5th, 2015 .  First come first serve, doors open at 7:30 p.m and the music begins at 8pm. The Wild West Fest is proud to present Hello, Dollface for its annual Benefit concert. Don't miss this indie-soul power quartet out of Durango, Colorado with a gutsy, fresh, soulful and raw energy overlayed with a tight rhythm section. Join us for a FREE concert ($5 suggested donation) to support our Wild West Fest. All ages welcome! First come first serve, doors open at 7:30 p.m. — standing room only on the main floor, limited seats available in the balcony. The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents its Wild West Fest Benefit Concert with Durango-based indie-soul power quartet Hello, Dollface on Friday, June 5, 2015. The show is free and open to the public with a $5 suggested...

Telluride Art Walk

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:45
The Art Walk takes place from 5PM-8PM on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May and November) and features 15 different venues showcasing new exhibitions and artists. A free self guided Art Walk map is available at the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery on 283 South Fir or at other participating venues. Several venues offer free hors d'oeuvre/beverages as an extra treat for visiting their gallery.  Experience Telluride's artsy culture and don't miss out on October's First Thursday Art Walk.    Ah Haa School for the Arts Daniel Tucker Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists: Best of 2014 This exhibition will feature work completed in 2014 (or early 2015) by regional artists located within 150 miles of Telluride in all media: painting,...

Icons and Elements

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:45
  June 4th, 2015. The Stronghouse Gallery presents Icons and Elements, works on paper by Mary Ellen Long. The exhibit opens with a reception with the artist from 5-8 pm on the Art Walk and runs through the end of the month.  Icons and Elements is a series of framed collage and mixed media work  combined with unframed nature-altered paper works. Long’s assemblages of  leaf forms vary in subject matter and materials range from natural elements,  antique and handmade papers, to mixed media using charcoal, pencil, sands,  and imported papers. In addition to her wall hangings, Long’s installation  of small image collage presents interesting groupings of all her varied  materials. The artist will return to the gallery for a Trunk Show on Thursday, June 25th  from 1-6pm to...

Historic Walking Tour of Telluride

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:45
June 4th, 2015. Starts at 1:00pm-2:00pm. Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience exploring the history of Telluride with local story teller Ashely Boling! Learn more about the people, the history, and the architecture that make Telluride so special. Tour starts at the Telluride Historical Museum. Purchase tickets ($15 All/$10 Members) online or call us at (970) 728-3344.

First Thursday Art Walk

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:45
Thursday, June 4th, 2015. 5:00pm-8:00pm Twenty-one venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on the first Thursday of the month to hear interviews with the artists. Featured Art Walk Venues: (more info here ) Ah Haa School Arroyo Gallery AZADI Fine Rugs Baked in Telluride Beautification Gallery Black Bear Trading Company DOLCE Elinoff & Co. Gallery 81435 (including  Betsy Chaffin  with...

Annual Exhibit Opening

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:30
Thursday, June 4th, 2015. 6-8pm Join us for the opening of the Museum’s 2015-16 annual exhibit, Forces of Nature: Telluride’s Prehistoric Journey ! Refreshments and a behind-the-scenes tour included, as well as exciting activities for kids and adults alike! FREE and open to the public

Genesis

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:00
Thursday, June 4th, 2015. Gallery 81435 presents Genesis, a mixed media exhibit by Betsy Chaffin. The exhibit opens with a reception with the artist from 5-8pm  on Art Walk and runs through the month.  Chaffin’s paintings begin with an idea or specific reflection and evolve to  take on a life of their own. Intuitive experiments in mark making and   composition, her drawings make their way into the vocabulary of the  paintings. Her work evokes a response to place, memory, and reality,  providing the audience with a personal and internal glimpse of expression. Betsy Chaffin is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Spring Island, South Carolina and Snowmass Village Colorado. She had studied with some of the country’s leading artists including Jane Hammond, Enrique...

Dr. Madd Vibe Fishbone

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:00
Thursday, June 4th, 2015.  Door 8 PM/Show 9:30 PM Angelo Moore began his career in the early 1980s as a lead  singer, saxophonist, and creative force behind the legendary band, Fishbone. Fishbone’s ability to blend social commentary and humor with a blazing fusion of rock, punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, gospel and R&B led to their recognition as one of the most notable acts in American music.  A versatile artist, Angelo performs under the guise of his wildly energetic alter ego, Dr. Madd Vibe. Linking poetry, performance and music, this visceral artist’s solo performances range from pure spoken word and movement to playing the Theremin and various saxophones as well as reciting poetry accompanied by the Dr. Madd Vibe Aukestra. Advance $7/Door $10 Video of Angelo...

Wild West Fest

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 17:45
The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.  The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the program. Those interested in contributing and helping should contact the Sheridan Arts Foundation, (970) 728-6363. 

Family Bike Dash

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 16:15
Saturday, May 30, 2015. 9:30AM Get those bikes tuned-up because Saturday is a Family Bike Dash for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. The dash starts at 9:30 a.m. at the High School, goes along on the bike path to Lawson Hill and back with four fun interactive stations along the way. Helmets are required and water bottles are recommended as water will be provided.   Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the High School parking lot.  The cost is $20 per families of any number. Breakfast and coffee are available for $5 per person and includes a raffle ticket.  Starting at 8:30am coffee, donuts and bagels will be available from Baked In Telluride as well as other goodies donated by The Butcher & The Baker, Mountain Village Market and McDonald’s in Montrose.  Raffle...

After Hours in the Stacks

5 hours 53 min ago
May  29th @ 7:00 pm, 2015. Join us for a celebration of WPL's 40th birthday AFTER HOURS IN THE STACKS! There will be drinks, cake and appetizers, live theater and music, as well as special guest Larry Wilkinson, library founder. It's the classiest night out you can have in town for $10. Tickets available at the library main desk. 

"Chatroom" & "The Underpants"

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:45
Thursday, May 28th, 2015. 7:00pm The Puffy Pants Players presents a night of back to back theater on Thursday, May 28 at the Sheridan Opera House with "Chatroom" at 7 p.m. and "The Underpants" at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for both plays OR $5 for "Chatroom" and $10 for "The Underpants." Tickets for sale at the door.

Roosevelt Dime

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:00
Sunday, May 24th, 2015, Doors open @ 8pm/Show @ 9:30pm Roosevelt Dime is a bedrock of New Orleans rhythms that brings driving banjo, fat-back blues guitar, honkytonk harmonies, and deliciously dirty R&B vocals along for the ride. This musical alchemy is purely American, transforming struggle into celebration, pain into perseverance, and taking the joyous beat from sidewalks and streetcars to backrooms and barrooms, from the ample hills of Brooklyn to the amber waves of grain. The formula is no accident. From their early days performing on the streets of New York City Roosevelt Dime learned what it takes to stop a stranger in their tracks, turn that stranger from a commuter into a listener, and from a listener into an unstoppable sidewalk strutter. Their high energy live...

Mountain Film Gallery Walk

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:15
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 2015. 3:30-6:30PM GALLERIES AROUND TELLURIDE AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGE The official party gets underway with a round of receptions at different galleries and public spaces around Telluride and Mountain Village. The art is outstanding, and the drinks and hors d’oeuvres are free. If you get waylaid by old friends or captured by the art and can’t make the whole circuit on Friday, don’t despair — the exhibitions of paintings, drawings and photography remain up throughout the festival weekend.   The Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.   Artists will speak at their galleries at 5:15 p.m. during the Gallery Walk and again during the Ice Cream Social (2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday). Galleries will be open throughout the festival weekend, and...

Niceness

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:00
Friday, May 22nd, 2015. Door 8pm / Show 9:30pm Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Niceness is a positively grounded roots reggae band blending a mix of soulful reggae, danc ehall, latin, hip hop and funk. With a strong foundation of musicians, Tom Mann on bass, Michael Gomberg on drums, David Christeson on the keys, Dustin Wilson on guitar and Jonathan Barfield on percussion, the musical sense and rhythm is solid allowing for the vocal melodies of Koral Delatierra to sweep you away into the niceness that is abounding all around us.

MountainFilm Telluride

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:00
2015 Mountainfilm Festival Information (See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.) The 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival takes place May 22-25, 2015. The complete Telluride Mountainfilm 2015 schedule will be posted in mid-May. Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. We select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a symposium, parties, scheduled conversations, book signings and musical events to create a full weekend event like no other. Repeat festival attendees have come to love the events as much as the films. The festival begins on Friday morning with a symposium that's followed by the Gallery Walk on Friday afternoon. Films and presentations...