• AH HAA’S ANNUAL ART AUCTION friday, july 15, 2016


27th Annual Art Auction

A Benefit for the Programs of the Ah Haa School

Doors & Silent Auction 6pm  |  Live Auction 7:30pm

For over 25 years, Ah Haa’s annual fundraiser has been the must-attend summer event. Art lovers and community members support the Ah Haa School by bidding on a wide range of work created by artists from near and far. In addition, a myriad of services, goods and excursions donated by the region’s businesses are auctioned in live and silent auctions. Many of the pieces on the auction block have been specifically made for the event by the community’s talented artists. Awesome food and drink, lively performances, and the great party mood put the “fun” into this fundraiser!

  • Reserved Seats are available for advance purchase only and are $100, please call 970.728.3886 to buy.
  • General Admission Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Thank you to our art auction supporters: artists, donors, staff, board, trustees, volunteers, students and interns! We also want to thank our Gold Sponsors, San Miguel Power Association and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. And a special thank you to our title sponsors, Slate Gray Gallery & Alpine Bank.

If you’d like to donate to our silent auction, please complete our online form. Thank you!







Announcing 2019 Live Auction Items:

Robert Plant Signed Guitar

Sponsored by Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Who’s got a “Whole Lotta Love” for Ah Haa? Sir Robert Plant!! After his unforgettable 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival performance, Robert Plant took the time to play and sign this Fender Deluxe Strat for the Ah Haa School. His hope is that you will spend a whole lotta money on this guitar! So let’s not let the legend down! This guitar is complemented by the hardcover book, Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, the first and only official illustrated book celebrating 50 years since the band’s formation, sponsored by Between the Covers.



Be the First to Throw a Party at the New Ah Haa

Be the first to throw a party in Ah Haa’s spectacular new building in the center of town! Whatever the occasion – birthday, graduation, wedding – Ah Haa’s gorgeous top-floor community room and adjacent rooftop deck will push your event to the next level. Gather your friends and take advantage of this unique opportunity to create an over-the-top celebration that you’ll never forget.

Certain blackout dates apply.




Kids’ Night Out at the Depot: 10-Kid Sleepover & Art Activity

Think “Night at the Museum,” but insert Ah Haa’s Depot building. Your child and 9 friends will have a fun-filled evening complete with art activities, pizza and cake, plus a slumber party in one of Ah Haa’s galleries.  Dance party anyone? Give your child and her friends the most memorable birthday ever!

Certain blackout dates apply. Must take place by March 31, 2020.





Experience Lady Gaga’s LAST ENIGMA SHOW of Her Las Vegas Residency!!!

4 Lady Gaga Floor Tickets to her finale Enigma performance at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nov. 8, 2019

Sponsored by Slate Gray Gallery

Lady Gaga defines “enigma” – and so does Las Vegas. Put the two together and you have the most intriguing mixture of fun and fabulousness you can find. Don’t miss out on the show she was born to perform! You and three of your friends will experience Lady Gaga’s final Enigma tour performance at the MGM Park Theater in Vegas on Friday, Nov. 8. Go all out with an absolutely outrageous smorgasbord of pop music, performance art and fantastic futurism.


Skiers’ Delight: Red Mountain Alpine Lodge Stay, Guided Days & Custom Pair of Wagner Skis

Sponsored by Red Mountain Lodge, Wagner Skis, & Joanne and Tom Pike

Located off Hwy. 550 at the base of Red Mountain 3 between Ouray and Silverton, Red Mountain Alpine Lodge is the region’s newest, year-round, off-the-grid backcountry accommodation. The custom, timber-frame lodge offers full amenities, from flush toilets and Wifi to chef-prepared meals and beers on tap. Moreover, the lodge provides incredible access to some of the best backcountry terrain in the San Juan Mountains. This package includes two nights of lodging, two days of guided skiing with San Juan Mountain Guides, and one brand new pair of custom Wagner Skis to keep. Guests will also enjoy breakfast and a chef-prepared dinner. Let’s just say your most epic days of skiing are ahead of you.


“Neapolitan” Bench

Sponsored by Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf

Maple, Mahogany, Walnut & Cherry
Made by Telluride Woodworks



Big Apple Extravaganza

Sponsored by Ilene & Don Kramer 

Experience the best of NYC on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Big Apple! Take advantage of up to six nights accommodation in an Upper East Side 3 bedroom/3 bathroom condominium in the Cielo Building. This is the ideal location from which to embark on New York’s endless attractions such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, and The Met. With two official New York passes in hand, you’ll have free and discounted access to these and over 100 more top NYC attractions. This package also includes a $400 GIELLA Custom Blend Cosmetics gift certificate for a makeup application, lesson & brow shaping and custom blend cosmetics.



San Juan Mountain Land Rover

Sponsored by the Peltz Family, Kathy Green & Arline Dowling
Designed by Lauren Metzger

Drive away in this super hip 1996 Land Rover Discovery (only 67,000 miles!), made uniquely yours with the San Juan Mountain range artfully scribed on each side. This rig is set for adventure with a Tepui tent topper and complete camping accessories – collapsable table, two rockers, and a set of custom printed pillows.



Rolling Stones No Filter Tour Denver Performance & Warwick Hotel Stay

Sponsored by Cathe & Chip Dyer and Janie & Bob Trenary

Who Says you can’t always get what you want? The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour may be their last, so mark this one off your bucket list. Experience Mick Jagger’s swagger up close and personal with two seats right off the pit. This epic experience includes a two-night stay (Aug. 9-10) at the Warwick Hotel, Denver’s inimitable hotel situated in the heart of the Capitol Hill district complete with roof top pool and poolside bar.



Rad “Tiger” Cargo Electric Bike

Sponsored by San Miguel Power Association & Basin Electric Cooperative
Designed by Lauren Metzger
Get your rad on with this 2019 RadWagon Electric Cargo Bike. This classic bike runs like a tiger (25-45+ miles per charge/350 lb. payload capacity) and looks like one too! Load your gear into the saddle bags, add a kid or two, and you’re new townie just replaced your car.

Vintage, Sepia Photograph of Telluride
circa 1895-1900
Sponsored by the Dalton Family

Photographer: Byers
Reproduced from the original photograph/Linen matt, solid wood frame

Onward & Upward” Package

Enjoy the thrill of flying in every way imaginable – jumping from a plane, gliding through the air, floating in a hot air balloon, and flying on a jet plane. This uplifting package includes one Skydive Moab pass, one Telluride Paragliding pass, two Telluride Balloon Festival hot air balloon rides, and two roundtrip Telluride-Denver flights with Denver Air Connection.

Special thanks to Skydive Moab, Ryan Taylor & Telluride Paragliding LLC, Marilyn Branch & Telluride Balloon Festival, & Leslee Reeder & Denver Air Connection

Telluride to the Max Resort Package

Sponsored by Telluride Ski & Golf Company

  • Two 2019/2020 Season Passes or 20 one-day lift tickets (purchaser’s choice)
  • 10 full-day private lessons (holiday blackout dates Dec. 27-Jan. 4)
  • $2,500 in food & beverage credit (can be used at Allred’s, Alpino Vino or Bon Vivant)
  • Total package value: $12,500

Azadi Fine Rug 

  •  Exquisite handwoven Moroccan rug
  •  8′ x 10′, white with black designs
  • Trade in value $10,000 for any rug(s) at Azadi Fine Rug






Here are photos from previous years: