San Miguel County artists and artisans will host booths featuring original work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber, leather, wood, jewelry, chocolate and fine art during the day-long celebration, “pairing” with the Telluride Wine Festival’s weekend celebration of wine tastings, seminars, reserve programs, cooking demonstrations and winemakers’ luncheons.
According to TCAH Executive Director Renee Marr, wine and art go together. “The Telluride Wine Festival has long been a Telluride summer favorite,” she said. “The combination of celebrity chefs and wonderful wine in our picturesque town makes the event unique and popular.” Added Telluride Wine Festival Manager Matt Bradley: “The Wine Festival is thrilled to be teaming with TCAH and bringing Telluride nonprofits together for the benefit of the community and guests to town.
“The addition of the Arts Fair will give local artists exposure right in the center of town.”
Featured artists include Shirlen Heath (woodwork), Mountain Mama Rocks (unique gemstone jewelry), Leigh Seikel Studios (impressionist paintings, as exhibited on the Wine Festival Arts Fair poster), John Hopkins (glasswork), July*Five (locally made clothing), MoMo Ornaments (glasswork), Cynthia Sampson Files (paintings), Carole Rychartik (stained glass and handknits), Wildlife Coffee (shade-grown organic coffee), Salt of the Earth lamps (salt lamps, night lights and bath salts), Buddha Bliss (handcrafted silversmith jewelry, known for the “prayer flag belt buckle”), the local favorite Telluride Truffles (gourmet chocolates) and more.
For more information, please visit www.telluridearts.org or call TCAH at 970/728-3930.
Artists and craftmakers wishing to participate with an exhibit booth are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible, as space is limited.