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Upcoming Classes

Theatre Classes

Monster Motel:
A Children’s Theatre Intensive

with the Xanadu Performing Arts Company (Ages 5– 14)

Rehearsals: All day Monday, October 13th 9am – 3pm AND after every day school October 14th – 24th 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Performances: Saturday, October 25th at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Music Classes

Youth Strings Program –
Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers

First Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 7 – November 4. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers is a group strings program open to students grades 3 through 12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass. The goal of this program is to create a community youth symphony and fiddlers group in an encouraging, creative and fun environment.

Dance Classes

Youth Dance Classes
Mickies & Minnies Dance Class (Ages 2 – 4)
September 22 – December 1.
Mondays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Tap / Tumbling Combo
September 22 – December 1.
Ages 5 – 7 Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Ballet / Jazz Combo
September 24 – December 3.
Ages 5 – 7 Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Adult Dance Classes
Adult Tap I (Ages 13 – Adult)
September 24 – December 3.
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dance Fusion (Ages 13 – Adult)
September 25 – December 4.
Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Country Swing Dance (Ages 16 – Adult)
September 26 – December 5.
Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Art Classes

Kids Art Classes
Arting Around: An Exploration of Art Forms (Ages 5 – 10)
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 15 – December 15.

Spray Paint Art (Ages 11 – 16)
September 16 – October 21.
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Adult Art Classes
Discovering Your Muse; An Art and Creativity Workshop
September 20 & 21.
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop: Fall Colors!
Saturday, September 27.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm.


Clay Classes

Kids Clay Classes
Kids Wheel Clay Class (Ages 10 – 14)
First Session: September 17 – October 29.
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Clay Creators Beginners and Beyond Class (Ages 6 – 10)
First Session: September 15 – October 27.
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Adult Clay Classes
Creative Clay: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing for All Levels
(Adults and Young Adults Ages 16+)
First Session: September 24 – October 15.
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the Gallery

September Exhibitions:

Main Gallery: Rossi Phillips Photography

Upper Gallery: Cheryl Pettigrew Paintings

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Two Faces WestSundays @ 6 Free Concert Series
August 31st – Two Faces West
This extremely versatile “Crankin’ Electric Blues” group has been playing around the Gunnison Valley for three years now. From electric guitars to the saxophone and keyboard, these three local university students, Quinn, Kurt and Mick will keep you at the edge of your seat and finish the summer concert series off right!

SQUAREGetting It Wright
September 4th – 6th Curtain 7:30 pm
September 7th Curtain 2:00

The GAC is delighted to introduce a funny new musical about the exploits of the Wright Brothers, written by Joseph Reiser and Enid Holden. “Getting It Wright” will follow the Wright Brothers as they are inspired in their dreams of flight by four mischievous muses. Soar through a new musical experience, great for the whole family. Tickets $15 adults $12 kids & seniors. Click HERE to get tickets.

Rob editedFirst Fridays ArtWalk & Music
September 5th 5-7 pm
Join the community for amazing local art and live music. Tonight, we are excited to have local Rob Wattles play live on our outside courtyard stage. View beautiful landscape photography by local artist Rossi Phillips in the Main Gallery. Head on upstairs to the Upper Galleries and immerse yourself in Cheryl Pettigrew’s large scale landscape oil paintings.

Open HouseGunnison Arts Center’s Open House!

September 12th 4-7 pm
Have you noticed the changes happening at the Arts Center? Are you curious about what is going on? Join us at our Open House Event, free for everyone, to see what your community arts center has to offer. New Art Studios, expanded Art Galleries & SHOP, Black Box Theater, Music Studio, Clay Studio and renovated Dance Studio.

Web Square picGunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers

First Session: Oct. 7th – Nov. 4th.
Second Session: Nov. 11th – Dec. 16th.

An informational meeting for Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers (GVYF) will be held at the Gunnison Arts Center Tuesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm
for parents and students. GVYF is a group strings program open to students grades 3 through 12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass following the Suzuki Method. Click HERE to learn more about this great new program.

Web SquareWatercolor & Wine Art Soiree

Thursday, September 18th 6-9 pm

Don’t miss our most popular AND Series event for an evening of wine tasting with Steve Flynn from Vino Salida Wine Cellars and enjoy creating a fun watercolor painting lead by instructor Karen Hill. $35 includes light appetizers, after-hours drinks and good company. Special: Sign 4 people up for the price of 3! Space is limited so register early. Click HERE to register.

WEBMonthly Film: “Mistaken For Strangers”

Saturday, September 20th 7 pm

MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger. What starts as a rock documentary soon becomes a surprisingly honest portrait of a charged relationship between two brothers, and the frustration of unfulfilled creative ambitions. Admission $10. Click HERE to purchase tickets.


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Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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.

Thank you!

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