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Inspire Your Literary and Artistic Passions with Two Great Telluride festivals in May

10 Apr 2018
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As spring begins to take hold and the snow starts to melt, Telluride starts to prepare for the warmer months with anticipation. Visiting Telluride is a great experience at any time of the year. In May, there are two terrific festivals that draw visitors from across the U.S. and the world. If you are a lover of literature, the arts or film, planning a trip to Telluride during May can offer you the ability to experience this postcard-perfect mountain escape with its high-end boutiques, world-class restaurants and exciting nightlife options all while diving into your literary and artistic passions during the day. Telluride is a top destination for people who love experiencing the crisp mountain air and the stunning scenery afforded by the San Juan Mountains. The town offers the perfect setting for enjoying literature, the arts and film.

For Literature Lovers: The Telluride Literary Arts Festival Will Inspire

Pen and LiteratureEstablished in 2014, the Telluride Literary Arts Festival is a three-day event to celebrate literature, poetry and the magic of words in all forms. The festival is a celebration of poetry, writing and reading and features many different activities. The three-day festival is jam-packed with events, including literary burlesque, poetry performances, author discussions and moderated panels. Telluride is a town that truly embraces the literary arts, and the festival is a celebration of literature from around the world as well as literature that expresses the experience of living in the West. The featured guest author in 2018 is Craig Childs, who has written numerous works that have achieved critical acclaim. The Telluride Literary Arts Festival will be held from May 18 through May 20. If you plan to attend, be sure to book your lodging well in advance.

Attend Mountainfilm to Celebrate Cutting-edge Documentary Films

Social Justice Words CollageSince 1979, Telluride has hosted the annual film festival, Mountainfilm. Scheduled every Memorial Day weekend, this year's event will be held from May 25 to May 28. Mountainfilm is focused on inspiring attendees to pursue social and political justice. It is more than just a film festival. It showcases documentary films about a variety of topics, including culture, politics, social justice, climbing and the environment. During the festival weekend, forward-thinking artists, changemakers and world-class athletes will also be featured as they work to inspire positive changes in the world. The festival will include a gallery walk, interactive discussions, presentations, community events and much more. In 2017, Mountainfilm was listed as one of the top 25 coolest film festivals by MovieMaker Magazine. Attending this festival should be on the bucket list for lovers of film and of justice from anywhere in the world. Because of the popularity of Mountainfilm, it is a good idea to make arrangements for your lodging in Telluride now so that you can attend this year's event.

Telluride Rentals is an Invaluable Resource for Your Festival Attendance

Whether you plan to visit Telluride for the Telluride Literary Arts Festival, Mountainfilm or both, Telluride Rentals is available to help you to take care of all of the details. Telluride Rentals has a number of different properties and luxury rentals for your vacation getaway. We also offer concierge services and support so that you can derive the most enjoyment from your visit to Telluride while you meet new people and create lasting memories. For more information about the properties that are available and the upcoming festivals, Telluride Rentals is available to answer your questions and to help you with planning your mountain escape with your friends or family.