Telluride Calendar of Events

Fall 2019

Telluride Film Festival

August 30 – September 2, 2019
The Grand Dame of Telluride’s Summer Festivals. Hollywood converges with the mountains. Oscar winners, such as La La Land, have premiered at this end of the summer film festival.

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Imogene Pass Run

September 7, 2019

Originally, a training event for Pikes Peak, the annual affair now draws 100’s of runners. Starting in Ouray, runners climb to up almost 14,000 feet over to the finish in Telluride for the 17-mile point to point race.

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Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

September 13 – 15, 2019
This festival marks the end of the Telluride summer season. With an eclectic mix of music of all genres, this music and craft brew festival is a local favorite.

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Observation & Imagination, Reinventing the Landscape of Telluride with Ying Li

September 23 – October 2, 2019
Monday – Friday week one, Monday – Wednesday week two
8:30am – 12:30pm
Designed for artists of all levels, this intensive workshop will explore techniques and concepts in oil painting with an emphasis on individual development of style, theme, and expression. Students will work from observation and their imagination.

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Cars and Colors Festival

September 26 – 29, 2019
The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Telluride’s 4-day, automotive enthusiast celebration! Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, Cars and Colors is placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area’s September fall foliage. Throughout the span of four days vintage, exotic, and high-end restoration vehicles are showcased throughout town.

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Original Thinkers

October 3 – 6, 2019
Original Thinkers is a new, highly curated festival that melds speakers, films, and performance into a powerful four day experience in Telluride.

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Painting Floral Still Life & the Human Figure with Ying Li

October 7 – October 18, 2019
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm
In this intensive course, students will explore techniques and concepts in floral painting with an emphasis on its relationship with the human figure in both interior and exterior spaces. Various expressions in both representational and abstract approaches to floral/figure painting will be investigated.

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Telluride Horror Show

October 11 – 13, 2019
The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival, returns for its 10th edition! Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans.

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Harnessing Life: Approaching Figuration Through Paint with Carlo D'Anselmi

October 21 – November 1, 2019
Monday – Friday
9am – 1pm
Unlock the powers of paint to construct multi-faceted, illustrative worlds. Under the direction of NYC artist Carlo D’Anselmi, students in this two-week intensive will examine the inherent properties of paint as a unique and powerfully expressive tool while learning how to manipulate color to describe figures and objects.

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