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Upcoming Classes

Dance Classes

Youth Dance Classes
Mickies & Minnies ~ (2 – 3 yr. olds)
Mondays, 10:15 – 11 am. July 14 – August 11.

Adult Dance Classes
Yogalates – Dance Strengthening Class ~ (Ages 13+)
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. July 17 – August 14.

Kids Art Classes

Wild Wednesdays – Art Playshops for Kids
Every Wednesday, June 11 – August 20.
Ages 4-6 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Ages 7-13 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Featuring a new and unique project each week, kids will have the opportunity to get hands-on with creative lessons ranging from sun-painting and outdoor splatter-painting, to recycled collages and pointillism pets.

Wild Wednesdays – ArtStart for Toddlers
Every Wenesday, June 11 – August 20.
Ages 2-3 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
The focus of this curriculum is building a foundation of creativity in early childhood through manipulating, playing and experimenting with art materials and forms.

Digital Animation Camp ~ (Ages 12 – 18)
Monday – Friday, July 28 – August 1.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Do not miss this opportunity for making animated films with Colorado Mesa University Professor, Katie Hadar-Meade. Using traditional stop animation, basic drawing, film, and photography students will each bring a short story to life. All campers will have the opportunity to see their film included in a showing at the Crested Butte Film Festival.

Adult Art Classes

Learn How to Knit in the Round
(Ages 18+)

August 4th & 5th 10:30 am – 12 pm.
Join local fiber artist Susan Crawford for a fun and social workshop and venture into the world of knitting. Two days only.

Abstract Oil Painting (Ages 16+)
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
August 5, 12 & 19.
Using the work of Georgia O’Keefe as inspiration, students will design an abstract composition based on an up-close view of a Colorado Wildflower. Instructor Molly Smith.

Design Your Own Knitted Hat (Ages 18+)
Monday & Tuesday, August 11th & 12th.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Learn how to design and knit your own hat for those chilly summer evenings. Students should take the “Learn How to Knit in the Round” class if they are beginners. Instructor: Susan Crawford.

Knitting Cables and Entrelac (Ages 18+)
Monday & Tuesday, August 25th & 26th.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Add texture, pattern and interest to your knitting projects with this fun interlace knitting technique. Instructor: Susan Crawford.

Kids Clay Classes
Mud Puppies Kids Clay Class ~ (Ages 4-6)
Second Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 15 – August 7. 10:30 – 11:30 am.
This class is open to kids who want to have fun with clay and learn how to make masks, mugs, plates and sculptures using creative slab, pinch and coil techniques.

Clay Creators Kids Clay Class ~ (Ages 7-10)
Second Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 15 – August 7. 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
In this class kids will learn hand building skills to create pinch and coil pots, mugs, piggy banks, vases and bowls. We will also try throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel.

Mud Masters Kids Clay Class ~ (Ages 11-14)
Second Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 15 – August 7. 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
This class includes a combination of more challenging hand building and wheel throwing projects.

Adult Clay Classes
Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building for all levels ~ (Adults Ages 16+)
Second Session: Thursdays,
July 24, 31, August 7, 14. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

$90 Includes all supplies.
Instructor: Sheila Anderson.
This Adult Clay Class, open to community members of all ability and experience levels, is designed to be a flexible, individually-tailored class where students come together to begin or further their skills in working with clay.

Theatre Classes

Missoula Children’s Theater:
The Wizard of Oz ~ (Ages 6 – 18)

Monday – Saturday, August 11 – 16.
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre company, will visit the Gunnison Valley. An audition will be held on Monday, August 11th and approximately 50 roles will be cast for local students ages 6 – 18.

In the Gallery

August Exhibitions:

Main Gallery: The Tuesday Night Quilters

Panorama_Quilt show

Upper Gallery: Open Community Show themed “Bike Art”

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Web-Eblast SquareThe Wizard of Oz:
A Children’s Theater Performance

Saturday, August 16th
Performances at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm

Enjoy the beloved story of The Wizard of Oz on stage performed by 40 local kids ranging from ages 6 to 18 years old. Presented by the Missoula Children’s Theater team of directors, this production is cast, rehearsed and performed all in one week. A fun experience for the whole family!
Get your tickets HERE.

xavi14Sundays @ 6 Free Concert Series
August 17th – Doctor Robert
You wont want to miss this free concert this Sunday. Doctor Robert is a new generation of Beatles tribute bands with the talent to recreate accurate reproductions of well over 100 Beatles songs. This is a local valley wide favorite band who will rock your socks off! Click HERE to see the entire Sundays @ 6 free summer concert series line-up.

Square-Eblast Cocktails & ClayCocktails & Clay Art Soiree
Thursday, August 21st 6-9 pm
Join professional potter Sheila Anderson in the Clay Studio for an enjoyable evening of clay and good company. Learn how to build and decorate a simple platter while enjoying cocktail recipes from local restaurants. No experience necessary! $35 includes all supplies, appetizers and cocktails. Sign 4 people up for the price of 3!
Click HERE to register.

Square-Eblast BigEasyExpressMonthly Film Series “Big Easy Express”
Saturday, August 23rd 7:00 pm
Imagine hopping a train from Oakland, Ca all the way to New Orleans with three of your favorite bands: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show; you have the BIG EASY EXPRESS… three bands, six cities, one train and thousands of miles of tracks. Watch as this film documents a cinematic magical, musical journey. Directed by Emmett Mallow. Running time 98 min. Not Rated. Doors 6:30, film 7 pm. Admission $10. Get your tickets HERE.

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.


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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.

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