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Dance Studio

Adult Classes

Aerial Conditioning
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Session 1: January 21 – March 4.

Barre Sculpt
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.
Session 1: January 23 – March 6.
Drop In’s: $12

Intermediate Adult Tap
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Session 1: January 22 – March 5.

Adult Jazz
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Session 1: January 23 – March 6.

Youth Classes

Mickey’s & Minnie’s Dance
Ages 2 – 4
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:15 am.
January 25 – March 8.

Ballet/Tap Combo
Ages 4 – 6
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
January 21 – March 4.

Ballet/Tap Combo
Ages 7 – 12
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
January 23 – March 6.

Shorty Hip Hop
Ages 5 – 8
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.
January 21 – March 4.

Steezy Hip Hop
Ages 9 – 12
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
January 23 – March 6.


Arts Studios

Youth Classes

Comic Book/Sequential Arts
Ages 13+
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
January 22 – February 26.

Art Spark
Ages 5 – 7
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm.
February 7 – March 14.

Adult Classes

Make a Splash Watercolor:
Beginning and Intermediate

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
January 28 – February 13.

Beginner & Intermediate

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
January 28 – February 18.


Clay Studio

Youth Clay

Mud Puppies
Ages 5 – 8
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
February 5 – March 12.

Mud Makers
Ages 8 – 12
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm.
February 6 – March 13.

Adult Clay

Intro To Wheel Throwing
Single Day Classes
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Jan. 11, Feb. 8., March 8, April 12 & May 10

Adult Creative Clay:
Hand Building

Tuesdays, 6:15 – 9:15 pm.
January 29 – March 5.

Adult Creative Clay:
Wheel Throwing

Thursdays, 6:15 – 9:15 pm.
January 31 – March 14
No class 2/21



Theatre Classes

Intro to Acting
Jan. 26, Feb 23, March 30, April 27, May 18
Ages 9 – 11:
2:00 – 4:00 pm.

High Schoolers:
4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Creative Play
Ages 0 – 4
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 am.
January 22 – March 5

Music Classes

Arts Center Singers
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 28.
Rehearsals: Mondays, February 25 – May 13.
5:30 – 7:30 pm.
No rehearsal on 3/18.
Dress Rehearsal: May 15th.
Concerts: May, 17 & 18.

The Art and Craft of Songwriting
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 am.
February 13 & 20


Literary Arts


In the Gallery: December

Main Gallery: Holiday Market
19 Local Booths – Shop local this season.

Upper Gallery: “Out There” by Megan West & Tyler Williams

More information on upcoming exhibits


2019 Winter Catalogs Are Here!
Come by to pick up your copy and sign up for some fun classes and events!

Call for Artists:
Open Community Show “Colorado Wildlife”

Our amazing state offers some of the most beautiful wildlife found in North America. This Open Community show will feature just that. Showcase your best artwork in January’s “Colorado Wildlife” exhibit in the Main Gallery. Open Shows give local and emerging artists the opportunity to submit their work for display in a dynamic and diverse way. Each artist is allowed a max of three entries within the theme and all mediums are welcome (paintings, clay, photography, jewelry, wood burnings, etc). $10/entry, $8/members. Submission dates: 12/19 – 12/21.

SonofaGunn Auditions
January 7 or 8. 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Audition material provided, only need to attend one evening, held in the Black Box Theatre. Everyone welcome, especially if you’ve been in a past SonofaGunn production before! Production dates are February 28, March 1 – 2 & March 7 – 9.
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

Santa Baby: Holiday Jazz Concert
Friday, December 14.
Doors 7:00, Concert 7:30 pm.

Join vocalist Issa Forrest and pianist David J. Rothman for an evening of jazz and holiday standards that will make you feel both suave and sentimental. Enjoy hearing your favorite holiday songs in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theatre; perfect for the holiday season. Cash bar and holiday desserts available. Tickets: $10/adults, $8/members, $5/kids (12-).
Click HERE for tickets.

Paint Your Own Pottery
Saturday, December 15.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The Gunnison Arts Center’s Paint Your Own Pottery has an extensive selection of bisque-ware items to choose from including plates, bowls, mugs, serving trays, to-go mugs with lids, kids items, animals, home-décor pieces and more. You choose the piece and our staff will be here to help you with ideas and make sure you go home with a great keepsake or gift. This is a great creative activity for kids and families. Pay for what you paint. More Information Here.

AND Series Event:
Watercolor & Wine

Tuesday, December 18. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Watercolor & Wine is not your typical art class… it’s a small art party in a fun, relaxing environment. Join us for an evening of wine tasting and watercolor painting. Artist and instructor, Deirdre Jones, will lead us step by step through a series of small winter inspired painting that we will mount on cards for you to keep or gift to family or friends. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light aps and instruction. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. Get Tickets Here.

Readers Theater
A Christmas Carol &
A Cowboy’s Christmas Carol

December 20 – 22.
Doors: 6:30 pm, Curtain: 7:00 pm.

Turn Back the Dial Readers Theatre presents two Old Time Radio Theatre performances to get you in the spirit this December.
A Christmas Carol: A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge learns the real meaning of family thanks to Christmas visits by three ghosts.
A Cowboy’s Christmas Carol: A heart-warming Old West tale that revolves around Dicken’s immortal classic. Adapted & directed for the Arts Center stage by Mike Callihan
Get Your Tickets Here.

Moonlight Music Series:
A.J. Fullerton & Erik Stucky

Saturday, December 29.
Doors: 7:30, Concert: 8:00 pm.

These young rising musicians are hot on the music scene these days and will be joining forces to bring Gunnison Valley a concert to remember! Performing on the mandolin and guitar, Erik Stucky combines his passion for lyric writing, folk instrumentation, and big band arrangements as he seeks to break new creative ground in the popular music scene. A.J. is well known for his skillful guitar, and powerful vocals, often called “beyond his years”. His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based sensibilities of Blues and Rock & Roll. Tickets: $15/adults, $13/members, students.
Get Tickets Here.


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!


Support the Gunnison Arts Center, enjoy the beauty and benefits
Become a Member!
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The Gunnison Arts Center is supported in part by the City of Gunnison, the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, and Colorado Creative Industries.
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The Board of Directors of the Gunnison Arts Center is looking for volunteers to serve on the Board or to provide other support for GAC functions. Complete and submit this survey to be considered.
GAC Board Volunteer Survey 2018


Earn WSCU credit and gain real-world experience while working with and supporting your community Arts Center.
Internship and application info

winter hours:

Monday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Closed Saturdays & Sundays, except for events.


Thank you!