As much spectacle as fundraiser, the theme of the 2009 Ah Haa auction encourages everyone around Telluride to embrace their love of art and discover their inner artist: "Celebrate Art ! Be The Artist You Want To Be!"
Now in it’s 17th year, Ah Haa’s annual fundraiser is not to be missed. The event includes a live and silent auction, featuring over 100 pieces of original art, services, and excursions, donated by the regional artists, locals businesses and Ah Haa. The monies raised in this single evening support scholarships, supplies,
teachers, the Visiting Artist series, and keeping the spirit of Ah Haa going for another year.
In years past, local celebrities such as General Norman Schwarzkopf have contributed art work they created in conjunction with Ah Haa teachers in support of the school. (Joanne Corzine bought Stormin' Norman's first effort for $17,000.)
This year, Telluride part-time Telluride local/celebrity artist Susan Saint James partnered with critically acclaimed painter Robert Weatherford to produce three vibrant and emotionally charged images. Let's hope she receives as much support as The Bear.
Other celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo are also on the guest list.
Children’s programs are a major part of the schools essence. With over 92 children’s classes this summer alone, kids of all ages are inspired to grow and create. Ah Haa’s four day camps and Fabulous Fridays revolve around the core belief that learning and creating are fun. Art builds basic skills that help children grow to be creative, problem-solving, confident young adults who think outside the box. Ah Haa’s camps will nurture your child’s (age 4 and up) creativity . Check out the lineup of kids camps at www.ahhaa.org or 970.728.3886.