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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Rumpelstiltskin
Mon – Fri, August 8 – 12.
10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
Performance on 8/13.


Dance Classes

Youth/Teen Classes

Mickies & Minnies ~ (Ages 2-4)
Thursdays, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm.
June 16 – July 28.

Merengue & Salsa
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
August 12 – 19.

Tues & Thurs. 12:15 – 1:00 pm.
Wed. 5:30 – 6:15 pm.
Ongoing. Punch cards available can be shared!
Summer punch cards begin on June 7th.
Purchase Summer punch cards HERE.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Wild Wednesday’s – Art Playshops for Kids
Canceled for remainder of summer – low enrollment.

Art Start for Toddlers ~ (Ages 2-3 w/ parent)
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 9:45 am.
June 14 – August 16.

ARThouse Teen Art Camp
Wed – Fri. July 27 – 19.
1:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Adult Art Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
June 14 – August 9. No class 7/5.
Punch cards available!

Wednesdays @ Western
Sketch Journaling: “Looking Close”

July 2. 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Pre-register by 7/25 HERE.


Clay Classes

Summer Youth Clay Camps

Mud Puppies Camp ~ (Ages 4 – 7)
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 – 10:30 am.
Camp #3: August 16 – 19.

Clay Creators Camp:
Sculpture and Hand Building ~
(Ages 8 – 16)

Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Camp #3: August 16 – 19.

Mud Masters Camp: Wheel ~ (Ages 8 – 16)
Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Camp #3: August 16 – 19.

Adult Clay Classes

Adult Creative Clay ~ (Ages 16+)
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Session #2: Wheel Throwing – Creature/Animal Mugs
August 3 – 21.


In the Gallery

July Galleries

Main Gallery: MountainAir Plein Air Painters:
Patricia Amlin, Elinda Card, Ginger Riffel, Jackie Kingsbury and Sandra Ploch

Upper Gallery: Enid Holden “Carefree Curvature”

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

The CoteriesSundays @ 6:
Free Summer Concert Series

The Coteries
July 24th. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
The Gunnison Arts Center presents a free summer concert series June 12 – August 14 on Sundays from 6 – 8 pm under the beautiful trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Ave and Teller St. The Coteries craft songs around stories and the tight-knit melodies of lead singer Emily Parasiliti woven with accompanying acoustic guitar work from Matt Runciman and Ben Brosh. See you all there! Click HERE to view the summer line-up.

PaintYourOwn_mainPaint Your Own Pottery

Every Friday
June 10 – August 26. 1 – 5 pm.

Get creative this summer on Fridays in the GAC’s Clay Studio! Stop in between 1:00 and 5:00 pm to Paint a piece of pottery that will be fired in our kilns. Great for friends, family, vacationers (we can ship!) and even work parties. Our instructor will be here to help get started with ideas and glaze techniques. Pieces of pottery vary $5-$55, all supplies included. Pieces will be ready for pick up 1-2 weeks after painting. Call us for more info.

Local Vocals LogoLocal Vocals Concert

July 22nd. Doors 7:00. Show 7:30 pm.
Experience a one-of-a-kind concert as five local singer-songwriters take the stage to combine their stories, inspiration, music and talent. Sit back in the Arts Center’s unique Black Box Theatre to enjoy a wonderful evening of distinct artistry in our small town. It’s like being invited into the living room of a few of the Valley’s best musical talents. Featuring Chris Coady, Bill Dowell, Missy Chamberland and Evelyn Roper. Tickets: $15. Click HERE for tickets.

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Janis: Little Girl Blue

Saturday, July 23rd.
Doors 6:30, Film 7:00 pm.

In coordination with the Crested Butte Film Festival, the GAC presents a monthly film. Janis: Little Girl Blue is an intimate and insightful portrait of one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time. Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. A new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. Running time: 1 hr 46 min. Popcorn and full bar available. Admission $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

the-39-steps-0r4v2gjr.gfkThe 39 Steps

July 28 – 30 and August 4 – 6.
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! This Melodrama is a zany, madcap adventure that is as much fun for the audience as it is for the actors. Audience participation encouraged! Directed by Patrick Ring. Tickets: $15/Adults, $12/Kids(12-), Snrs(60+). Click here to purchase tickets.

Kate Orr AerialAerial Workshops

Saturday, July 30th.
Using sling and lyra, these workshops will focus on creating an experience from the floor to the air. This class is open to students with some prior aerial experience. We will merge ground-based movement with basic aerial techniques that will connect into a simple phrase. Each dancer will improve their relationship with the apparatus as a dance partner. This class will be an amazing way to continue your journey into aerial dance. Minimum 3 students to hold workshops, max of 8 adults and max of 6 youth. GAC Dance Studio. Instructor: Kate Orr. $30/workshop. Ages 6-9: 9:30-11 am. Ages 10-14: 11-12:30 pm. Ages 15-Adult: 12:30-2 pm. Click here to register.

Mara Levine PicMara Levine and Gathering Time with Free the Honey

Wednesday, August 24th
Doors open 7:00, Concert 7:30 pm.

Join us in the GAC’s Black Box Theatre for a great night of live music… Mara Levine ranging from New York has been creating traditional and contemporary folk songs for many years. Mara will share the stage with Gathering Time, a high energy, head-turning folk-rock harmony trio. The Valley’s local favorite Free the Honey, a trio offering authentic old time and original tunes, will be opening up for Mara Levine. Tickets $20 advanced / $25 at the door. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Learn more about these musicians here!


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Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


The Gunnison Arts Center invites you to experience the arts in the Gunnison Valley!

Clapping, Singing, Dancing, Doodling, Dabbling, Strumming, Drumming, Sketching, Painting, Crafting, Throwing, Drafting & Laughing are all VIGOROUSLY encouraged here!

Actors, Writers, Singers, Dancers, Painters, Poets, Musicians, Artists, Audiences and YOU make the Gunnison Arts Center.

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The Gunnison Arts Center is supported in part by the City of Gunnison and the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley.
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