The Sheridan Arts Foundation is committed to ensuring that everything is done to help keep our community as safe as possible as we look forward to the summer season. The Sheridan Opera House has some exciting new plans that they can't wait for you to be a part of, and will be implementing all CDC guidelines in the building to protect the community as well as the staff.
SHOW Bar- Opening July 2, every Thursday-Sunday from 4-10 pm!
The beautiful SHOW Bar will be opening for the summer beginning July 2 for Telluride's Art Walk, and will be open every Thursday-Sunday from 4-10 pm! The outdoor patio has been extended to enjoy your cocktails safely, and there will be home-made pies from the Dolores Market- yum!
Summer-long specials will include $12 sixteen-ounce flatliners, $12 slice of pie with rose, and $35 buckets of beer. Additionally, twenty-five of the incredible Plein Air artists will be featured all summer as the SHOW Bar is converted into a gallery. A generous percentage of all painting purchases will directly benefit the Sheridan Arts Foundation.
CDC guidelines will be enforced in the SHOW Bar, including mandatory mask-wearing unless you are seated with your drink and pie, limited capacity within the premises, and hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the bar.
Plein Air Gallery in the SHOW Bar!
Although the 17th annual Telluride Plein Air Festival has been postponed until September, there are paintings from the 25 nationally recognized artists selected on display. The Plein Air Gallery will be hosted in the SHOW Bar at the Sheridan Opera House all summer. All paintings will also be on sale on the website beginning mid-July. The gallery will be open during normal SHOW Bar hours, but if you would like to make an appointment with Executive Director Ronnie Palamar to view the paintings earlier in the day, you can contact her at 970-209-5083.
The Sheridan Arts Foundation's annual Plein Air Festival is the biggest fundraiser of the year, and is crucial to keeping the Sheridan Opera House afloat and the doors open. Each artist has submitted two paintings; one was generously donated so that the bar is able to keep 100 percent of the sales profit, and the other painting's sale will provide a forty percent commission. This will go directly back to the SAF to help the business stay alive during COVID-19, as the majority of the programming had to be cancelled.
Hope to see you this summer to enjoy cocktails, pie and beautiful art in our SHOW Bar!