Future New Home


The Ah Haa School's New Home!

NE 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. Help us reach our goal, donate today!


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:


Maire & David Baldwin
Lisa & Harley Barnes Jr.
Natalie Binder
Susan & Mark Blieden
Lauren Bloemsma & Todd Brown
Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil
Ana & Matt Bowling
Joanna & Stuart Brown
Lynn Brubaker & Richard Cornelius
Dan & Liz Caton
Scott Chambers
Bonnie & Louis Cohen
Nancy Craft & Rob Schultheis
Beverly Crilly & Louis Mintz
Elizabeth & Allen Cutler
Cathe & Chip Dyer
Dalton Family

Arline Dowling
Rose & Peter Edwards
Evans Family Foundation
Cindy Farny & David Mallette
Susan Fralick & Hank Rutter
Janice & Johnny Gerona
Judy Godec
Ryan Grady
Amy & Kelly Gray
Kathy Green
Rose Gutfeld & Peter Edwards
Kathy Harker & Curt Moe
Becky & George Harvey
Ashley Hayward & Michael Goldberg
Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
Lisa Hogan Family
Kirsten & Chad Horning
Virginia & Bill Howard
Betty Hudson & Boyd Matson

Johnson Family Foundation
Gail & Fred Kittler
Wendy & Ken Kowynia
Bill Lewis & Rick Underwood
Becca & Jay Markley
Audrey Marnoy
Merry & Mike Mayer
Beth McLaughlin
Jean & David McLaughlin
Megan & Casey McManemin
Catherine McNamee & Chris Miller
Gwen & Harvey Mogenson
Aela & Don Morgan
Barbara E. Parish & Gary Roberts
Kim & Simon Perutz
Joanne & Tom Pike
Benjamin Preston
Debbie & Steven Pruett
Kim Roberts

Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation
Rose Community Foundation, Richard B. Tucker Family Fund
Jane Sandefur Taylor Fund
Karen Shaff & Steve Jayne
Darenda & Ed Sheridan
Diane Sherman
Joanne & Jim Steinback
Judi & John Temple
Allison & Matt Templin
Jim Tharp & Jim Lindheim
Jane & Bob Trenary
Susan & Clint Viebrock
Amy & Andrew Ward
Janna & John Welborn
Nancy Werner
Sheryl & Gary Wood