The Telluride Plein Air is an art event celebrating outdoor painting in and around the Telluride region. Produced by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the Telluride Plein Air art Exhibition and Sale is a fundraiser for this non-profit organization. 30 artists from thoughout the nation will paint in and around Telluride for five days before hosting a two day exhibition and sale featuring all of their works. The exhibition and sale will be run by the Sheridan Arts Foundation in front of the historic Sheridan Opera House in Oak Street Park, as well as across the street in Elk's Park on July 4 and 5.
Please join us for this fun and unique event, and be sure to take a special painting of Telluride home with you to admire year round. For a complete list of artists participating in the 2012 event, or for specific event details, please see the above "More Info" link. 2012 event schedule:
June 29, 2012 - Artists arrive and begin painting throughout Telluride and the region
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 – 2:00 - 3:30pm
Plein Air Quick Draw & Sale - Mountain Village - This event is free and open to the public!
This 90 minute painting competition provides the public an opportunity to view artists in action and purchase paintings at a special price, due to the fact that they are produced in only an hour and a half. The Quick Draw competition is open only to the Telluride Plein Air Celebration artists. This competition will be judged by the Ah Haa School of Arts in the Mountain Village Core at 3:45 p.m., with the public sale to follow. The winner will receive a cash award and have their piece featured at the 2012 Ah Haa School's Art Auction fundraiser.
July 2nd & July 3rd, 2012 - 10am-4pm
Artist Choice Preview Sale - Sheridan Opera House Gallery Room - This event is free and open to the public!
Stop by the Sheridan Opera House for a sneak peak of the week's best works - purchase a painting right on the spot!
Wednesday & Thursday, July 4th & July 5th, 2012
Plein Air Art Sale - Sheridan Opera House Courtyard /Elks Park - This event is free and open to the public!