Future New Home


The Ah Haa School's New Home!

NW Corner of Fir & Pacific Streets

Ah Haa is partnering with the Town of Telluride to build a new home in the center of town. Located on a vacant lot across from Baked in Telluride, this mixed-use development will include an underground public parking structure, 8-10 affordable housing units, and approximately 10,000 square feet of new, purpose-built space for the Ah Haa School. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity, and we hope you are too. We simply need more room to grow and the ability to dedicate spaces to specific programming demands. As much as we love the Depot, our success depends on the ability to expand beyond our current walls.

We are in the midst of a $9 million capital campaign to help fund the new building.

Depot Sale = $5M + Cash needed = $4M

We are having a Community Groundbreaking Party on June 14th to celebrate the big dig, join us!

Benefits for Ah Haa
  • Additional 3,000 square feet of classroom spaces
  • Added studio, gallery & meeting spaces
  • Dedicated, year-round classroom for the Telluride Painting School
  • Dedicated street-level gallery
  • Purpose-designed studios
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Central, downtown location
  • Large, south-facing roof deck
  • Synergy with Transfer Warehouse & Public Library
  • 70+ Underground Parking Spaces  
Benefits to Town & Community
  • Ah Haa drives vitality and activity into the heart of Town
  • Ah Haa employs eight full-time staff and over 70 part-time instructors
  • Locals, visitors and second homeowners gain new skills and enrichment through our classes and events
  • Approximately 30% of our students/attendees are out-of-town guests, benefitting the regional economy
  • Ah Haa offers tuition assistance, work study, and occasional tuition-free and reduced-rate classes to everyone in the region
  • Ah Haa will remain a public space
  • Classrooms, studios and decks will continue to be available to non-profits and private groups
  • Consistent with the Town Master Plan, Ah Haa will help grow an exciting and inviting arts/cultural district in the heart of town




















"Thank You" to our current Capital Campaign donors:


Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil
Joanna & Stuart Brown
Nancy Craft & Rob Schultheis
Beverly Crilly & Louis Mintz
Elizabeth & Allen Cutler
Dalton Family
Arline Dowling

Evans Family Foundation
Cindy Farny & David Mallette
Kathy Green
Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
Lisa Hogan Family
Johnson Family Foundation
Gail & Fred Kittler
Bill Lewis & Rick Underwood

Becca & Jay Markley
Beth McLaughlin
Catherine McNamee & Chris Miller
Aela & Don Morgan
Barbara E. Parish & Gary Roberts
Kim & Simon Perutz
Joanne & Tom Pike

Julie & Ted Rolfs
Rose Community Foundation, Richard B. Tucker Family Fund
Darenda & Ed Sheridan
Diane Sherman
Joanne & Jim Steinback
Jane & Bob Trenary
Janna & John Welborn