Onward And Upward!: Ah Haa’s Annual FUNdraiser Hits 7/19! Tickets Now!

Tickets to Telluride’s Ahh School for the Arts’ annual live auction are on sale. General admission seating is $35; reserved VIP seating is $100. Call 970.728.3886, go to www.ahhaa.org, or at the door. But tickets sell out fast, so act NOW! All live auction items are available for pre-bidding on the Ah Haa School’s website: www.ahhaa.org.

After 25 years, the Ah Haa School’s annual benefit art auction is as robust an event as ever, with attendees experiencing singing, dancing, hilarious film parodies, celebrity guests, live paintings, and the occasional (family-friendly) striptease.

The theme of 2019 happening is “Onward and Upward.” It is an opportunity for Ah Haa patrons to tip their hats towards the beloved Depot building as Ah Haa sets its sights on its new home in the center of town, Telluride’s cultural corner and core.

For this its final annual art auction at the Depot, again, Friday, July 19, Ah Haa is pulling out all the stops.

In addition to a vast array of silent auction items, the live auction, beginning at 7:30 p.m., offers up some splurge-worthy treats: a Fender Deluxe Strat guitar signed by Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant; the Skiers’ Delight package, including a stay at Red Mountain Alpine Lodge, guided ski days and a custom pair of Wagner Skis; and four highly coveted tickets to Lady Gaga’s final ENIGMA performance at the MGM Park in Las Vegas.

Attendees can also bid on a chance for 10 kids to have a sleepover party at the Depot (an incredible, unforgettable birthday party for art-lovers!) or bid to be the very first person to throw a party in Ah Haa’s new building.

Robert Plant Signed Guitar
Sponsored by Telluride Blues & Brew Festival
Value: Priceless
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 someone at the auction will spend a whole lotta money on this guitar! So let’s not let the legend down!


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
Value: $3900
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-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.


Wagner Custom Skis


“Neapolitan Bench”
Sponsored by Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
. Value: $3000
Maple, Mahogany, Walnut & Cherry
Made by Telluride Woodworks


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
Value: Priceless
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 Lady Gaga was born to perform! You and three of your friends will experience Lady Gaga’s final performance of her Enigma tour at the MGM Park Theater in Vegas on Friday, November 8. Go all out with an absolutely outrageous smorgasbord of pop music, performance art and fantastic futurism.

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

Value: $4000
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 this unique opportunity to create an over-the-top celebration that you’ll never forget.

The Ah Haa also ups the ante in the creative vehicle department, auctioning off not one but two fabulous “Art-Mobiles” this year: a tiger-themed electric Rad Mini bike (sponsored by SMPA/Basin Electric), and a pristine, mountain-themed 1996 Land Rover, the latter complete with a roof-top tent and cool accessories.


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  1. […] Art Walk highlights include a sneak-peek at all of the donated artwork to be featured at the Ah Haa School for the Arts‘ Annual Art Auction on July 19. If you can’t make it to the event, pre-bidding is welcome […]

  2. […] Art Walk highlights include a sneak-peek at all of the donated artwork to be featured at the Ah Haa School for the Arts‘ Annual Art Auction on July 19. If you can’t make it to the event, pre-bidding is welcome and […]

  3. […] Also this month, please support Hot Shot Photo Contest sponsor, the Ah Haa School for the Arts, by attending its annual auction on July 19. (Go here for all details and to purchase your ticket.) […]

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