Each summer, over the Fourth of July weekend, the Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts 20-25 nationally renowned plein air artists in beautiful Telluride, Colorado for a week of outdoor art.
The Telluride Plein Air Festival has become an indispensable part of Telluride’s Independence Day festivities, allowing locals and tourists alike to observe some of the nation’s top plein air artists at work. The festival culminates in a three-day sale, where the artists display the work they have created all week long.
As a special opportunity on our 20th anniversary, we have partnered with Ah Haa School for the Arts to offer art classes with two of our top plein air artists: Suzie Baker, president of the Oil Painters of America, and Mat Barber Kennedy. Go HERE and HERE to learn more about each class. A portion of proceeds from each class benefit the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House. This is your chance to learn from the very best in their field and view the beauty of Telluride through their unique artistic lenses.