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Todd Creel

134 East Colorado Ave.
Downtown Telluride


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Telluride isn’t just about skiing. It’s just one of many wonderful offerings. You won’t be disappointed with alpine adventures, but scratch the surface a little deeper, and you’ll find much more. Telluride has been recognized by the state of Colorado for its commitment to the arts, sharing the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award with the town of Creede in 2010.

Telluride’s robust cultural life is as much a surprise to the uninitiated as the double rainbows that make rogue appearances at end of the valley during the summer. Insiders, however, know that the art scene is vibrant and sets this region apart from almost every other ski resort in the country.

The Arts

Telluride is a little town that does everything in a big way. The numbers alone speak to the region’s deep commitment to the arts and specials events. While the head count is low—just 3,000 individuals call this place home all year—the cultural economy is strong.

Three major entities dole out private and public funds in support of non-profits: Telluride Foundation, Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association and Commission for Community Assistance, Arts & Special Events. In 2009, these three grant machines gave in more than $500,000 collectively to arts-based non-profit organizations.


For over 30 years, the name “Telluride” has been synonymous with its signature events—whether musical, cultural, culinary, scientific, athletic or unusual. With many festival offerings heading into their third decade, Telluride’s festivals have evolved and grown, and continue to inspire the loyal fans who make the annual journey to this beautiful canyon. With variety ranging from arts and music to outdoor pursuits, there’s an event to match every passion.

Long-standing offerings—such as the Telluride Film Festival, Bluegrass Festival and Jazz Celebration—are known among film and music aficionados for attracting the best filmmakers and musicians in the world. Some locals claim that Blues & Brews, scheduled the third weekend of September, is the favorite because it signifies the start of fall colors and the coming of ski season while others prefer two days of rock and roll at The RIDE Festival in early July. Mushroom Festival and the Imogene Pass Run further exemplify the eclectic offerings of Telluride.