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Upcoming Classes

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: The Deer Bus that drops off in front of the Arts Center has now been changed to the Bunny/Rabbit Bus and stops at New York and Main Street. Instructors will be waiting in front of the GAC for your students when the bus gets there. We apologize for the confusion as we were just notified. Please call with any questions.

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.


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

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Upper Gallery: Cheryl Pettigrew Paintings

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More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

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.

danceFall Dance Classes!

Start the week of September 22nd

The GAC is excited to offer a full dance schedule once again. Whether you are looking to try something new, meet new people or get your little one moving, we have the class for you. All classes are available to anyone from beginner level to an advanced dancer. We have great, affordable prices and even a drop-in option for certain dance classes. Scholarships are available for both adults and youth classes. Click HERE to see our great dance class offerings.

WSK_20140522_1937_PM - KentonFirst Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 3rd 5 – 8 pm

Western State Colorado University art professors Tina Butterfield, Al Caniff and Chase Hutchinson join together to present a show of their most recent works for our community in the Main Gallery. Scotty Kenton has found a new love for photography ans spends his free time capturing what and where he goes throughout the year, check out his work in the Upper Gallery.

Web Square picGunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers

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

GVYF is a group strings program open to students grades 3 – 12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass following the Suzuki Method. Kids will learn from the ground up and share in all musical traditions from classical to bluegrass, to rock and beyond! Click HERE to learn more about this great new program and to register!

TGG-Clare-AssisiThe Gin Game

October 11th, 8 pm & October 12th, 2 pm

Ellen Ranson and Gary Crow-Willard star in this intelligently entertaining tragic comedy. Fonsia Dorsey enters a home for the aged and is, for a while, saved from the melancholy by the crusty old Weller Martin. As they seemingly become close companions, much is revealed about their regret filled lives while playing a series of gin games. Join us for this touchingly humorous and eloquently bittersweet production. Tickets on sale now! $12 Adults / $10 Seniors (60+)


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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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