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

Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes


Dance Classes

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


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Adult Art Classes

Pallet Painting Party w/ the Junk N’ Sisters “Fall”
Saturday, Sept. 10.
6:00 – 8:00 pm.


Clay Classes

Summer Youth Clay Camps

Adult Clay Classes


In the Gallery

August Galleries

Main Gallery: Tuesday Night Quilters “Branching Out”

Upper Gallery: Tiny Treasures ~ A GAC Fundraiser

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Sept Main GalleryFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music

Friday, September 2. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Stroll through the Gunnison Arts Center for the September ArtWalk. Experience Ed Lavino’s black and white photography exhibit “Prevailing Westerlies” in the Main Gallery, encompassing the Western atmosphere and life style. Head to the Upper Gallery for a unique GAC Art Classes Exhibit. View paintings, ceramic projects and more created by students of GAC classes. This show may just inspire you to take an art class with us this fall! Listen to Singer-songwriter Bill Dowell on the outdoor courtyard stage.

tap shoesFall Dance Classes Start

Sept. 12 – Dec. 9.
From ballet to tap; hip hop to aerial, movers and shakers of all ages and skill levels will find something they enjoy at the Gunnison Arts Center Dance Studio! Sign-up now for this fall’s 12 week semester. Click here for full schedule.

19-for-melody-kids-music-class-39-value-1-3357802-regularGunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers begins

Sept. 19 – Dec. 16.
In this fun, encouraging youth strings program, students learn how to play the violin, viola or cello from the Suzuki method. This is the time to get your little one registered for this fall. There is an informational meeting on Wed. Sept. 14th at 7:30 in the GAC theatre. Tuition for the semester is $210 and there are many scholarships available. View the full GVYF schedule HERE.

Watercolor and Wine SeptemberWatercolor & Wine

Thursday, September 15th
6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Join our classic and most popular AND Series Event for an evening of wine tasting with local wine experts and watercolor painting in the inviting ambiance of the Main Gallery. Professional artists and instructor Dierdre Jones will step us through an exciting project using a variety of unique watercolor techniques. No experience necessary. Instructor: Dierdre Jones. $35/person. Sign 4 up for the price of 3! Spots fill quickly, register soon. Click here to register.

HowtoLetGoOfTheWorldMonthly Film: How to let go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

Saturday, September 17th
Doors 6:30, Film 7:00 pm.

Kick off the 6th Annual Crested Butte Film Festival with a Sneak Peek of one its most powerful, transformative films. Directed by Josh Fox (Gasland and Gasland 2) How To Let Go Of The World follows the director as he delves into a world of activists who are working to turn back the specter of climate change. The people he meets on his journey are wildly outmanned but fiercely determined. In this surprisingly upbeat documentary, Fox goes beyond the primacy of the issue to uncover nothing less than the indestructible essence of the human condition: the will to live and be alive – whatever the circumstances. Running time 125 minutes. FREE!

Untitled-2Colony Funk

Friday, September 23rd.
Doors 7, Concert 7:30 pm.

Rooted in gospel and hymns, vocal powerhouse Amanda Hofer leads a super group of seasoned Fort Collins musicians with confidence and ease. While Colony Funk focuses their energy on the funk sound they tease into genres that keep the listener’s ear intrigued and satisfied. “Backed by an amazing band, tiny powerhouse Amanda Hofer came walking on the stage with vocal cords swinging for the fences.”- Rebecca LaPole, Scene Magazine. GAC Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.

_MG_6541Fall Paint Your Own Pottery Event

Sat. September 24. 10 am – 2 pm.
Join our fall monthly Paint Your Own Pottery Events. This month we will bring the fall color alive! Great for family, co-workers and friends. You choose the bisque ware to paint and we will guide you through the process of glazing. Pieces range from $5 – $55. Pieces will be available for pick up one week after event. Call 970-641-4029 for more info.

countryColorado Beer & Country Swing

Friday, September 30th.
7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Explore one of Colorado’s hottest dance styles in this fun dance AND Series Event. Enjoy good company while sipping on cold brews and learning the basics of country swing. You’ll even try ticks you never imagined possible! This event will be held on the outdoor courtyard with light southern apps. No dance experience necessary. $35/couple, $20/individual. Instructors: Victoria Goedjen and Tyler Lull. Click here to register.


We’re hiring! Click here to learn more about the opening for Performing Arts Manager.

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GAC Board Volunteer Survey 2015


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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!

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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