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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Sing, Move & Learn for Tiny Tots
(Ages 0 – 2)

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
May 19 – June 30. (no class 6/9).

Sing, Move & Learn for Preschoolers
(Ages 2 – 5)

Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:45 am.
May 19 – June 30. (no class 6/9).

African Marimba Workshop
(Ages 10 – adult)

Saturday, June 6.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers
(Grades 2 – 12)

Tues. & Thurs. the first two weeks of June, July & August.

Missoula Children’s Theatre – Rapunzel
(Ages 6 – 18)

Mon – Fri. 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
August 10 – 15.


Dance Classes

Youth Dance Classes
Beginning Youth Aerial (Ages 7 – 12)
Mondays, June 1 – 22.
7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Youth Bollywood Dance (Ages 7 – 15)
Wednesdays, June 3 – July 8.
4:15 – 5:15 pm.

Teen & Adult Dance Classes
Intro to Aerial & Creative Dance
(Ages 13 – Adult)

Wednesdays, June 3 – June 24.
7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Teen Hip Hop! (Ages 13 – 18)
Wednesdays, July 8 – August 12.
6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Dance Fusion (Ages 18+)
Tuesdays, June 30 – July 21.
7:30 – 8:30 pm.

Adult Bollywood Dance (Ages 16+)
Wednesdays, June 3 – 24.
5:30 – 7:00 pm.


Art Classes

Youth Art Classes
Wild Wednesdays: Art Fusion for Kids
Wednesdays, June 10 – August 5.
Three Age Groups!
Ages 2-3 & 4-6, 9:00 – 10:00 am.
Ages 7-12, 10:30 – 12:00 pm.

Jewelry Beading (Ages 12 – 16)
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:00 pm.
June 16 – 30.

Digital Animation Camp (Ages 12 – 18)
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
June 22 – 26.
Film presentation on the 26th at 2:00 pm.

Parade Float Extravaganza (Ages 7 – 14)
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
July 6 – 10. Cattlemens Day Parade.

Adult Art Classes
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
One or Two day option.


Clay Classes

Youth Clay Classes
Mud Puppies (Ages 4 – 6)
Session #1: Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 – 10:00 am.
June 9 – July 2.

Clay Creators (Ages 7 – 10)
Session #1: Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 – 12:00 pm
June 9 – July 2.

Mud Masters Clay Camp (Ages 11 – 14)
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
June 8 – 12.

Adult Clay Classes
Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding for Adults
Session #1: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
June 10 – July 8.


In the Gallery

May Galleries

Main Gallery: Anna Boyle & Jeff Erwin Shared Senior Exhibition
Western State Colorado University graduating students display their senior exhibition through the month of May.
“Submerged” by Anna Boyle features visual commentary of dams along the Colorado River.
“Forms of Perception” by Jeff Erwin featuring ceramic sculptures representing a narrative of the human form.

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Upper Gallery: Mary Bunt “A Watercolor Celebration of the Gunnison Valley”
Using Gunnison’s Western mountain heritage, Mary paints plein air, capturing the essence of the wilderness experience.

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More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

wild canaries picMonthly Film: WILD CANARIES

Saturday, May 23rd.
Doors open 6:30. Film at 7:00 pm.

In this homage to screwball comedies, a Brooklyn couple play private investigators when they suspect foul play in the death of a rent-controlled neighbor. Soon they uncover unsettling information about their building and suddenly everyone is a suspect… Directed by Lawrence Michael Levine. Running time: 1hr 42 min. Full bar and popcorn available. Admission $10. Get tickets HERE.

danceSummer Dance Classes Start

June 1st – August 12th.
“Step” out of the box and try one of our new dance classes this summer! New class offerings include aerial, dance fusion, teen hip hop, bollywood and wild wednesdays art fusion for kids. Click HERE for a full class schedule.


Tues OR Wed, June 2nd OR 3rd. 6:00 pm.
Come try out for the Gunnison Arts Center’s summer melodrama of “The Drunkard”. You only need to attend one day of auditions. Short readings will be provided. This hilarious classic story triumphs as love battles liquor for the life and soul of the upstanding hero, Edward Middleton. All experience levels are welcome to audition! Click HERE to find out more about performance times for this play.

1_GiggleBox_installFirst Friday Art Walk & Music

Fri. June 5th, 5 – 8 pm.
Summer Art Walk kicks off with a bang! View Carley F. Smith’s installation exhibit titled “That Which We Cannot Control” in the Main Gallery. Head upstairs to the Upper Gallery to view “Petrichor” by Jennifer Vannatta. Listen to live music from Marimba Mu Gomo on the outside courtyard. Click HERE for summer First Fridays schedule.

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Every Friday from 1 – 5 pm.
June 5 – August 28.

Join us for walk-in Paint Your Own Pottery sessions every Friday throughout the summer time. You choose the piece and we’ll fire it in our Clay Studio. Prices range $5 – $45. No sitting fee; all instruction and supplies are included in the price of the item. Great for families, friends and out of town visitors!

square web eblastAfrican Marimba Workshop

Saturday, June 6th, 10 am – 1 pm.
Come experience the uplifting music of Zimbabwe in this fun summer workshop taught by local troupe members from Marimba Mu Gomo (Marimba in the Mountains.) Get a chance to play all of the wooden marimbas; soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. No music experience necessary. Ages 10 – adults. $25/adults, $20/10-18 yrs olds. Pre-register here. See Marimba Mu Gomo play at the First Friday’s Art Walk the night before the workshop!

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Songwriters Festival

Friday, June 12th. 7:30 pm.
Experience a one-of-a-kind concert as five local singer songwriters take the stage to combine their stories, inspiration, music and talent. Featuring Chris Coady, Bill Dowell, Thad Smith, Marie Matthews and Evelyn Roper. Click HERE to learn more about these musicians. Tickets $15. Get tickets here.

Bruce HayesSundays @ 6 Free Concert Series starts!
Bruce Hayes

Sunday, June 14th from 6 – 8 pm
Bruce Hayes kicks the summer free concert series off with a bang! Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, recording engineer and a one-man show – Bruce Hayes does is all with his electrifying on stage presence… not to mention a local favorite! Click HERE to view the entire Sundays @ 6 Concert schedule.


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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 through a Colorado Creates Grant from Colorado Creative Industries

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