Future New Home


Final Fundraising Phase!

Ah Haa has partnered 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 with 70 spaces, 10 affordable housing units, and approximately 10,000 square feet of new space for the Ah Haa School. The building should be finished in 2020.

With a centralized location in the heart of downtown Telluride, Ah Haa's new home will not only provide increased visibility, but it will help establish a sustainable future for Ah Haa. In this purpose-built space, new and improved programming will perpetuate the school's success for many years to come.

$8.12M has been pledged to date, which includes the sale of the Depot to Telluride Science (TSRC). Our goal is $9.3M to purchase and finish our our new facility. $1.2 MILLION TO GO!


(To donate specifically to the Michael Ruterbories Library in the new building, please CLICK HERE.)

Benefits for Ah Haa
  • Additional 3,000 square feet of space
  • Centralized location, more visibility
  • Expanded programming for youth & adults
  • Better equipped studios with ventilation, natural light, spaciousness, storage
  • Larger ceramics studio with gas kiln
  • Teaching kitchen for cooking classes
  • Dedicated studios for painting & mixed-media
  • Street-level gallery & shop
  • Top-floor community room & deck for lectures, music & events
  • On-site parking for staff/students
  • Enhanced synergy in cultural core with Telluride Arts & Wilkinson Library
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:

Scott & John Adams
Lisa & Scott Andrews
Anonymous x 4
Maire & David Baldwin
Lisa Barlow & Alan Towbin
Denise & David Barmak
Lisa & Harley Barnes Jr.
Hilary Bellm
Natalie Binder
Susan & Mark Blieden
Lauren Bloemsma & Todd Brown
Amy Jean Boebel
Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil
Ana & Matt Bowling
Lavi Bray & David Craige
Joanna & Stuart Brown
Lynn Brubaker & Richard Cornelius
Electra & Bret Burford
Amy Cannon
Jody & Terry Cappelli
Liz & Dan Caton
Scott Chambers
Kendall & Stephen Cieciuch
Bonnie & Louis Cohen
Laura Colbert & Lance Waring
Carlisle Connick
Karen & Brian Conway
Annie & Kevin Cooney
Nancy Craft & Rob Schultheis
Beverly Crilly & Louis Mintz
Elizabeth & Allen Cutler
Dalton Family
Sally Davis
Durfee Day
Janice & Peter deLuca
Arline Dowling
Cathe & Chip Dyer
Penny & Brian Dyson
Carol Ebeling
Rose & Peter Edwards
Evans Family Foundation

Linda & Simon Eyles
Cindy Farny & David Mallette
Elizabeth Farrar & Craig Echols
Kathleen Fisher
Michele & Jonathan Foote
Lynn & Creed Ford
Susan Fralick & Hank Rutter
Jennie Franks & Jeffrey Price
Karen & Mike Friedman
Lael & Dave Fruen
Molly Galetto
Kameron & Dave Gerber
Janice & Johnny Gerona
Judy Godec
Marie & Tom Goodwin
Ryan Grady
Amy & Kelly Gray
Kathy Green
Ellen & Rick Greubel
Marissa & Dan Gudal
Rose Gutfeld & Peter Edwards
Becky Hall
Kathy Harker & Curt Moe
Kate & Rick Hartfiel
Becky & George Harvey
Ellen Hauck & Markham Smith
Ashley Hayward & Michael Goldberg
Elizabeth Hecker
Bonnie Heidbrak
Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
Corey Hiseler & Mark Worth
Lisa Hogan Family
Kirsten & Chad Horning
Virginia & Bill Howard
Betty Hudson & Boyd Matson
Susan Hunt
Julee & Steve Hutchison
Jim Johnson & Paul Hokemeyer
Johnson Family Foundation
Charlotte & Richard Jorgensen
Mandie Jue
Pat Kerrigan & Philip Werner
Richard Kinsey

Gail & Fred Kittler
Sherab Kloppenburg & Eric Adolphi
Barbara & Roger Kohin
Suzanne Kohin
Wendy & Ken Kowynia
Marti & David Kuntz
Sarah Landeryou
Marty Langion
Leslie Larson & Donald Katz
Sloan & John Lehman
Ronna & Paul Lehman
Amy Levek
Bill Lewis & Rick Underwood
Randye Mandell
Tristin & Marty Mannion
Susie & John Mansfield
Becca & Jay Markley
Audrey Marnoy
Diane & Adam Max
Joan May
Merry & Mike Mayer
Lynn McGrew
Beth McLaughlin
Jean & David McLaughlin
Megan & Casey McManemin
Catherine McNamee & Chris Miller
Amy & Paul McPheeters
Kathy Metzger
Jody Miller & Peter Waldor
Gwen & Harvey Mogenson
Aela & Don Morgan
Kathleen Morgan & Cormac Bourke
Chris & Bob Newman
Cathey Nickell
Danelle Hughes Norman
MaryBeth O’Connor
Barbara E. Parish & Gary Roberts
Kim & Simon Perutz
Nicole Pieterse & Rob Cummings
Joanne & Tom Pike
Benjamin Preston
Thalia & John Pryor
Luci Reeve & Jim Bedford

Debbie & Steven Pruett
Kim Roberts
Laurie Roddick & Brian Wolahan
Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation
Rose Community Foundation, Richard B. Tucker Family Fund
Sarah & Mark Rubenstein
Jenny Russell
Josie & Tony Russo
Jane Sandefur Taylor Fund
Karen Shaff & Steve Jayne
Carly Shaw
Darenda & Ed Sheridan
Diane Sherman
Robert Siegel
Christine Smith
Julie Smith
Michael Stasiuk
Joanne & Jim Steinback
Elliot Steinberg
Kiersten Stephens
Donna & Jonathan Taylor
Jane Taylor
Judi & John Temple
Allison & Matt Templin
Jim Tharp & Jim Lindheim
The Thomas Phillips & Jane Moore Johnson Foundation
Jane & Bob Trenary
Rosemerry & Eric Trommer
Simone & Tony Truesdale
Lexi Tuddenham
William Valaika
Susan & Clint Viebrock
Lindsey Walker
Amy & Andrew Ward
Janis Weiner
Janna & John Welborn
Nancy Werner
Margi White
Gail & William White
Sheryl & Gary Wood
Steve Wood
Stacey & Mark Woods
Chris Zieve