Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Multicultural Elementary Music Program ~ FREE!
Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
January 13 – May 5.
No class 3/24.

TADA! The Oz Monologues ~
Children’s Theatre Camp

Tues. & Thurs. 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
April 4 – May 11.
Performance May 13.


Dance Classes

Session 2:
March 27 – May 5.

First Steps Dance Class ~ Ages 2-4
Ballet/Tap Combo ~ Ages 4-6
Ballet/Tap Combo ~ Ages 7-10
Youth Hip Hop Troupe ~ Ages 5-10
Youth Hip Hop Troupe ~ Ages 11-15
Adult Tap Level 1
Adult Tap Level 2
Adult Hip Hop
Buti Yoga


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Arting Around Afterschool Art ~ Ages 6-12
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Spring Session: April 3 – May22.

Lil Ladies Workshop ~ Ages 7+
Fridays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
May 12: Henna

Friday Afternoon Art Start ~ Ages 2-5
Fridays, 2:15 – 3:30 pm.
Every Other Friday.
February 3 – May 26.

Adult Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor
Beginning: March 27 – April 17.
6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Art of Fly Tying
BEGINNING: Session 2:
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
March 29 – May 3.

INT/ADV: Session 2:
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
March 30 – May 4.

Painting with Bren
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
April 4 – 25.

Getting Loose Painting Workshops w/ Cheri Isgreen
Saturday, April 15.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Wood Working Workshops
Session #3: Farm Bench
April 22. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Register deadline 4/15.

Charcoal Drawing
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
May 2 – 30.


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Puppies (Ages 5-7)
Session 2: Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
April 4 – May 9.

Mud Makers (Ages 8-15)
Session 2: Wednesdays, 4:15 – 6:00 pm.
April 5 – May 10.

Adult Clay

Adult Creative Clay
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
April 13 – May 18.


Literary Arts Classes

The “Craft of Writing” Series
Bi-weekly starting February 15.
Up Next: March 15.
“Showing Verses Telling”
7:00 – 8:15 pm.

In the Gallery

March Galleries

Main Gallery:
Jodie Bliss “Iron and Lace” Sculpture, iron and glass.

Upper Gallery:
Jennie Noreen “Colorado Wild Birds & Fish” Screen-prints.

out of this world call for artists web squareCall for Artists: “Out of This World” Community Open Fashion and Art Show
Artists may submit up to 3 outfits and/or wall art. Submissions due 4/27 or 4/28. $10/entry or $8/member.

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Vincent Van Gogh “Sunflower”
March 30. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Recreations will wake up your artistic side! Within these 2-hour workshops you will get a mini history lesson about Van Gogh and his paintings as well as learn the techniques to achieve your own recreation. Each student will leave with a complete, unique painting and a better understanding for what it was like to paint like Van Gogh! $35/per person includes all supplies. Cash bar available. Instructor: Jennifer Vannata. Pre-registration required. Click HERE to register.

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Teen AND Series Event
March 31. 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

This teens only AND Series Event will host kids ages 13+ where instructor and WSCU art student Emily Cardile will lead students through an exciting splatter painting project. Students get to choose from a variety of sodas while having fun with friends. Be inspired by the famous painter Jackson Pollock and create a one-of-a-kind piece you can call your own. This event will serve soda and pizza for dinner! $25/student. Click HERE to register.

cartoon-oz-characters-picTADA! The Oz Monologues
A Children’s Theatre Camp & Performance
April 4 – May 11

This play by Darby Wills-Chism is a behind-the-scenes look at The Wizard of Oz and reveals what really happened when Dorothy landed in Oz. Since getting a brain, the Scarecrow complains about his problems with anxiety and insomnia. The Lion reveals his addiction to McMunchkin Meals, and the Tin Man describes his fame as a reality-TV star. This six week after-school camp for kids ages 9 – 16 will take your child on a theatrical journey. From auditioning to acting, costuming and set design, all kids will be active participants in the final performances of The Oz Monologues on Sat. May 13. GAC Black Box Theatre. Minimum 7 students to run camp. Director/Instructor: Erin Young. Tuition: $125/student, $106.25/members. Scholarships available! Click HERE to register.

lizzy-and-jenny-fiddlingThe Jollification Project
Winter Concert Series
April 6. Doors 7, Concert 7:30 pm.

While traveling through Appalachia in 2014, Jenny Hill and Lizzy Plotkin were introduced to the word “jollification” by a radio host in Johnson City, TN. He explained that the word dates back to the early 1800’s, in a time when fiddlers would “jollify” just about any occasion, strolling through villages from home to home, providing merriment for all! They will be joined by guest artists and showcase original and traditional sounds influenced by the vast history of fiddle music. This show will include Appalachian old-time, bluegrass, square-dance, Texas swing, Irish, and gypsy folk traditions, as well as harmony singing, and hollerin’. Tickets: $15/adults, $12/members, snrs & kids (12-). Click HERE for tickets.

relatedFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music
April 7. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Join the community for April’s First Friday ArtWalk & Music. Enjoy the Gunnison High School’s Senior Excellence Show in the Main Gallery, an eclectic mix of talent from Junior and Senior GHS students. Head to the Upper Gallery for “Related” by Torrie Nickel and Spencer Nickel, a narrative of contemporary oil paintings and rock sculptures that highlight the evolution of work between father and daughter.

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April 7. 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Make the most of the creative ArtWalk night and head to your local Clay Studio with your friends for a PYOP session! Choose from a wide selection of bisque-ware and glaze colors and our staff will be here to help with fun techniques and ideas. Projects will be kiln fired and ready for pick-up within two weeks. To schedule your own PYOP event or to learn more, call us at 970-641-4029.

pallet-1Pallet Painting Party w/ The Junk n’ Sisters
Theme: Monograms
Sat. April 8. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Create your own work of art on a pre-assembled wood pallet that you can hang in your home, office, barn or give away as a gift. Choose from one of the Junk N’ Sisters designs or create your own custom design. This is a great way to have fun with friends and walk away with something you can call your own, maybe even a new hobbie! This month’s theme is Monograms! Call the GAC to give us your “letter” for your pallet on the night of the event. Pallets, paints, hanging materials and all supplies are included. Instructors: Kendra Avila & Dana Rider-weir. $40/person, cash bar available. Click HERE to register.

sqaure Reading SeriesHeadwaters Poetry Reading Series
April 14. Doors 6, Readings 6:30 pm.

The next event in the Headwaters Poetry Festival Reading Series will take place at the Gunnison Arts Center on the evening of Friday, April 14. The reading includes two gifted local writers, Cara Guerrieri and William Hausdoerffer, along with Luis Lopez, an award-winning poet and writer from Grand Junction who is Professor Emeritus at Colorado Mesa University. All ages welcome! GAC Black Box Theatre. Full bar available. Tickets: $10 / WSCU & GHS Students $5. Learn more HERE.
Get tickets HERE.

img_1916Mixed Media & Mojitos
AND Series Event
April 20. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Celebrate the evening with a nature inspired art project and a leafy drink to go along! Instructor Molly Darby will lead attendees through a unique easy collage and mixed media project on a new surface, All while enjoying several blends of mojitos, tasty snacks and great company! Everyone will go home with a finished art piece to hang on your wall. $40/person or sign 4 up for the price of 3! Includes all supplies, two drinks, light apps and fun. Pre-registration required. Click HERE to register.

Before_the_Flood_(2016_documentary_film)_poster4th Friday Film Series
“Before the Flood”
April 28. Doors 6:30, film 7 pm.

Before the Flood captures Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Documentary. Running time: 1 hr 36 min. Rated PG. Full bar & popcorn availbale. Admission: $10. Tickets available for pre-purchase. Get tickets HERE.



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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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