The GAC Fall Schedule is here! Pick yours up today.

Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers
Sept. 19 – Dec. 16

TADA! The Lion and The Stink Bug Children’s Theatre Camp
Tuesdays & Thursdays
October 11 – November 12.
4:00 – 6:00 pm.


Dance Classes

The Fall Dance semester begins September 12 running through December 9.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Arting Around Afterschool Art
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
September 19 – November 14.
Ages 5 – 11.
Drop-in’s welcome!

Friday Afternoon Art Start
Fridays, 2:30 – 3:15 pm.
September 23 – November 18.
Ages 2 – 5.
Drop-in’s welcome!

Youth Beginning Watercolor
Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
September 28 – November 16.
Ages 8 – 15.

Mixed Media Portraits
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
September 29 – November 3.
Ages 9 – 18.

Adult Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor: Beginners
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
September 14 – October 12.
No class 9/28.

Discover Drawing: WSCU Extended Studies Course
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
September 19 – November 14.
No class 10/31.
Register through ES HERE.

Beginning Oil Painting
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
September 20 – October 25.

Fabric Art
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
September 22 – October 6.

Life Drawing ~ 18+
Friday, October 14.
6:00 – 8:00 pm.


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5-7)
Session #1: Tuesdays,
4:15 – 5:45 pm.
September 13 – October 18.

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 8-15)
Session #1: Thursdays,
4:00 – 6:00 pm.
September 15 – October 20.

Adult Clay

Creative Clay ~ (Ages 16+)
Session #1: Wednesdays,
6:00 – 9:00 pm.
September 21 – October 26.
*Register through ES HERE.


Literary Arts Classes

The Productive Creative Writer
Saturday, November 19.
10:00 – 11:15 am.

In the Gallery

September Galleries

Main Gallery: Ed Lavino “Prevailing Westerlies”

Upper Gallery: GAC Arts Classes Exhibit

More information on upcoming exhibits

Call for Artists

335626October Open Community Exhibit
“Glow Show”
Click here for more info

The GAC is now accepting applications to exhibit work in the Main & Upper Galleries for 2017. Click HERE for more info.

Upcoming Events

Auditions-SignAuditions! Return of the Dead
Halloween Old Time Radio

October 3rd or 4th. 6:00 pm.
Have you ever wanted to try out acting but didn’t quite have the nerves? Do you have a perfect scary Halloween voice? This Old Time Reader’s Theatre play is perfect for you! Come out and audition for the Halloween production of Return of the Dead featuring Frankenstein, Spider and Death Robbery. Short readings will be provided, just come prepared with your scariest voice! You will only need to attend one night of auditions, beginning at 6 pm, in the GAC Black Box Theatre. Click here to learn more about this play.

Six points art picFirst Friday ArtWalk: Six Points Silent Auction

Friday, October 7. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
This exhibit in the Main Gallery provides a wonderful opportunity for the clients of Six Points Training and Evaluation to display their efforts and creativity for the entire community to enjoy. These creative individuals have been working on their own personal body of art work and will be on display the whole month of October. The silent auction will begin at 5:00 pm October 7th at the start of the ArtWalk and will end at 8:00 pm. Art sale proceeds go directly to the individual artist!

335626First Friday ArtWalk: Glow Show Open Community Exhibit

Friday, October 7. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Every fall the Gunnison Arts Center holds an annual Open Exhibit. This month’s theme is “Glow.” Experience an art show like never before during the First Friday ArtWalk gallery opening in this complete glow in the dark art show held in the Upper Gallery. Open Shows gives local and emerging artists the opportunity to submit their work for display in a dynamic and diverse community exhibit.

squareEarth Harvest

Community Pot Luck & Pottery Sale

October 15th.
Doors 5:30, Dinner 6:00 pm, Dessert & Raffle 7:30 pm.

Celebrate the bounty of the Earth! From earthen clay creations to a wholesome nourishing harvest, this fundraiser combines the gifts of our Earth with the beauty of art. This event will highlight local professional ceramicists and local community member’s recipes in a pot luck style. Live music, face painting, live clay demos, blind wheel throwing, great raffle prizes and more! Tickets: $10/adults, $8/kids (12-). Each entry will receive one free raffle ticket. Purchase tickets here.

Pastel drawingPastels & Pinot

October 20th 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Experience an exciting one night art event in the inviting ambiance of the Main Gallery. Instructor Gail Sovick will guide students through a fun and simple fall landscape project using pastels and colored paper. Enjoy sipping on Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio with complimentary apps while creating a rewarding piece of art, completed and ready to hang on your wall. Instructor: Gail Sovick. $35/person or sign 4 up for the price of 3. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

MERUMonthly Film: Meru

October 22nd. Doors 6:30, film 7:00 pm.
In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, The Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It has seen more failed attempts by elite climbers over the past 30 years than any other ascent in the Himalayas – making it both a nightmare and an irresistible siren song for the world’s best climbers. In October 2008, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk started what was meant to be a seven-day trip. It became a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures and 10 feet of fallen snow. And that was only round one. Running time 90 minutes. Full bar and popcorn available. Admission $10. Click here for tickets.



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The Board of Directors of the Gunnison Arts Center is looking for volunteers to serve on the Board or to provide other support for GAC functions. Complete and submit this survey to be considered.
GAC Board Volunteer Survey 2015


Earn WSCU credit and gain real-world experience while working with and supporting your community Arts Center.
Internship and application info


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!

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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