The HAHA is the most exciting community event and fundraiser of the summer! This one-of-a-kind immersive artist takeover and art experience transforms Ah Haa into multiple interactive environments and participatory realms – all while supporting access and opportunity for the arts in our community. Your contribution, participation and support funds Ah Haa’s ability to provide high quality, affordable art experiences for people of all ages, year-round.
Ah Haa HAHA strives to create a contemporary art event that is accessible, exciting and engaging for all participants. Ah Haa HAHA is co-curated by Ah Haa School for the Arts Exhibitions Manager Kris Kwasniewski and Events Manager Christin Marcos. Drawing on their individual professional and personal experiences to collaboratively shape HAHA, Kris and Christin conceptualized HAHA as an event that pushes the boundaries of our perception of what is possible.
HAHA artists are given logistical parameters, material stipend and creative carte blanche to design and implement an immersive experience that fully reflects their creative practice. HAHA ’23 selected artists have been featured by National Public Radio, The Los Angeles Times, TEDx, TAB, and in locations like The White House, community art centers and national and international museums.
Ah Haa’s mission is to create community and joy through art. HAHA artists are provided outreach opportunities within the town of Telluride. Free participatory events and making activities lead by HAHA artists give the community an outlet for expression and instill a since of place. Check out one of Illegal Art’s public art projects, Wash Away Your Fears linked here.